Lidocaine patch abuse

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Avatar f tn I asked my hubby to use Tiger Balm, BioFreeze, or any other deep tissue balm on me after loosening up the shoulder blades and socket. I didn't find a topical numbing patch....or heat or ice type patch to benefit me as it was deep, muscular, and nerve related. I still carry a lot of stress in my neck and shoulds and would "die for" a daily neck and shoulder massage....but that ain't happenin...haha...but at least the specific limiting pain is now gone. Hope that helps you....
Avatar m tn The lidoderm patch is non-narcotic. It contains lidocaine which is a local anesthetic - like what the dentist uses to numb a tooth before drilling. I hope it will help your brother's pain.
Avatar f tn Im not sure what Patch you are referring to but just so you know this is a substance abuse forum. Are you wanting to get off Pain meds? If not you may be better off posting in the pain management forum?
182493 tn?1348056515 My pain was so bad I could not even get out of my car at the ER two security guards had to help me out of the car and put me into a bed and then I was rolled straight into the ER where I was taken to observation and waited for an emergency MRI Today is Tuesday two days later and while wearing this patch I feel no pain........ LIDODERM® (Lidocaine Patch 5%) is the only patch approved by the FDA to relieve post-shingles pain.
Avatar m tn In spite of the similarity in names, these drugs are not very closely related chemically and their chemical structures are very different. Wearing a lidocaine patch would not have produced a positive drug test. None of us have the exact reasons why drug screens are positive or negative when they should be the opposite. I can tell you that there are statistics that claim drug screens can be as high as 60-70% inaccurate.
439522 tn?1214954789 and see what he recommends, but I really don't think I want the patch or methadone. That patch sounds like it would be good to prevent abuse, but I read online that people can and do abuse it and it sounds like it has bad withdrawls, too. My plan is just to take as prescribed. Given the withdrawals I've just gone through, I keep telling myself that taking as prescribed should give me pain relief, and it does...and not be as hard to get off.
478811 tn?1208478560 Me too.....when i saw patch i was worried...
1157044 tn?1318303724 30 that evening and had my last morphine sulfate dose that a.m. My multiple sclerosis could not handle any further extended abuse of morphine tapers. I was admitted to the hospital in order to do this. I was admitted Tuesday afternoon and discharged that Thursday afternoon. I was seen by a rehabilitation doctor and he, although shocked to hear I wanted to get of the remaining morphine cold turkey, respected and understood my reasons for needing to do so.
Avatar m tn These are relatively inexpensive. Consult your physician. Sometimes a transdermal lidocaine patch (worn no more than 12 hours a day) will relieve the pain.
Avatar f tn As we know their are a few that will abuse the goodness of the Pain Dr. If the Fentanyl patch is working and your not in need of the oxycodone then just tell the Dr. Tell the Dr. you don't need it daily and that you are happy to have the oxycodone when needed. Sometimes just knowing it is there truely helps.The Dr. will be pleased and will feel he has done his job. It sounds like your over thinking the Contract. Pain Dr.
Avatar f tn anyone here I have been on Oxycontin 20mgs 2 times daily plus neurontin 900mgs 3 times daily, for chronic pain due to 3 failure operations on my neck spine, herniated discs you name it I have it including the knees and legs but recently placed on durgestics tran c 75mg patch also oralmorph for breakthrough pain reading this ladyies story and your comments it seems you all have been a great help to her. Could you advise me has my doctor done the right thing for me.
Avatar f tn I appreciate so much your response as well as the others. The pain patches I use are Lidoderm (lidocaine patch 5%) made by ENDO Pharmaceuticals. These are $1.00 each my co-pay on my drug plan. I had not thought of drinking extra water and I am glad you mentioned this as I really have never drunk as much as I should due to the fact that my city water has a chlorine taste to it. The only other prescription drug I am on is a blood pressure pill which controls it well.
1015345 tn?1251347536 I had terrible leg twitches and couldn't get any sleep so I put a lidocaine patch on and they finally stopped. Also to help me sleep I used benedryl. If you want to try detox with a doctor there are many, just look them up under outpatient opiate treatment. You will have to start detoxing first then the doctor will treat you in the office with suboxone initially. They will then give you a script for the medication.
3039221 tn?1340464800 He is hesitating on increasing the Fentanyl patch to 75 mcg/hr because when I was started on the 50 mcg/hr patch I turned into a straight up ZOMBIE for about two weeks so I understand his concerns. His said he will titrate to the 75 mcg/hr patch next month if I am still struggling with the pain and I am. I am about to switch patches...I so love when this time comes as the 2nd day wearing the patch is R-O-U-G-H! I couldn't imagine having to wait until the 3rd day to change a patch...
1689696 tn?1305822697 I am currently taking 6/ 5-500 vicodin 2/ 150mg lyrica and a 5% lidocaine 12 hr patch a day.I want to stop taking the vicodin but I have severe sleep and restless leg problems when doing this!? I have 20 left will the patch and lyrica help with these problems and if so how should I do this? I am under a docs care and have an apt to see a pain management doc. I have very bad proven back problem.
Avatar m tn Which I find assinine, because why would I pay 2 different doctors of the same field to treat me? I was speechless. Oh, I also have been on the Lidoderm patch as well. Another crushing disappointment & worry is the fact that I also am & have been on a patient assistance program that completely pays for my pain meds & lidocaine patches for 100% free!!!! Considering I do not have insurance, this has been a Miracle & Godsend.
Avatar f tn ) How many and what strength percs are you taking? Guess what? Since you've been off that patch for 11 days and have been taking percs but still have horrid wd's, in that situation many of us would forget the taper and just jump! You know why? Because you will still have wd's even w/ a taper but you prolong the misery. Most of us have gone ct and though it was hard, we made it through. We can walk you thru the days and you can post as much as you like.
Avatar n tn went to PT instead and of course, opiates. Like avisg, ice and me are good friends. I also have lidocaine patches (they are non-narcotic) for my back. They help a little. Good luck. You will figure out I'm sure other ways to help with the pain. You will also, as you know, get tons of great advice here!
Avatar m tn I have tried almost all the creams patches wraps heating pad none worked that's why I seem a pain management Dr. I'm willing to try more to see what happens.
2126606 tn?1346348724 Having receiving patients for hydrocodone dependency for many years, I seen firsthand how dangerous this drug can be, which is why I am pleased to see the FDA taking steps to help prevent abuse. As you may already know, hydrocodone drugs can be extremely unsafe if not used properly, but unfortunately many doctors are prescribing these painkillers unnecessarily.
620923 tn?1452919248 So all in all- nothing that can be used at home on a regular basis. Even the Fentanyl as the patch they give use is useless.
Avatar m tn As far as other methods for prescription pain reduction, I would suggest having your doctor prescribe either a lidocaine patch or NSAID patch for you to try. These patches give relief only at the site of pain, as have very few systemic effects. Most people also get great relief from massage, physical therapy, or accupuncture or all three. I'm sure you know about the ice/ heat'/ ice/ heat. On 15, off 15 therapy which will give temporary relief while at home. Good luck!
216339 tn?1197058714 My back was really hurting (but I could have made it through w/ Ibuprofen and Lidocaine patch) but I thought I would try it....I did great for the first two hours and BAM...I finished them in 3 days! Hey....I WAS trying to take them responsibly! I just couldn't and never again will be able to! Just my reality!
135691 tn?1271100723 I worked with a breast cancer patient and she had back pain and used (I think) a lidocaine patch? I used to put it on her back at work when she needed it. If you are interested, I'll give her a call and see exactly what she wore.
535089 tn?1400677119 It seems that many members are often having "bad" drug screens so again, here is some information on why your Test may be wrong. Medications & Substances Causing False Positives According to a report by the Los Angeles Times New Service, a study of 161 prescription and over the counter medications showed that 65 of them produced false positive results in the most widely administered urine test.
5518617 tn?1372434482 Request from you're doctor Lidoderm Patches, they are a transdermal lidocaine patch that works well for this type of pain. It's not immediate, takes about an hour, but heat helps it kick in. Just listen to you're doc. There are limits on how long you can keep it on. And rotate from Ibuprofen and Tylenol. Unfortunately, you're gonna dealing with this for some time. And if you start down the narc rabbit hole, it will only get worse.
18954 tn?1314301717 Well, I found what that patch was for. It's called lidoderm and all it is is lidocaine, you know that stuff you rub in except this is a patch. What a rip off. The patches are so big if I put them on all the places that hurt I'd look like a mummy. Anyway I called his office and they called in a 100 10m Lortab for me. Thank God.
Avatar f tn Also skin gels, Butran patch and nasal Lidocaine which treat migraines immediately, but do not cause rebounds because they mostly don't go into the blood stream, also prevent migraines from getting out of hand. I was on opiates and Tramadol 24/7 for the first 8 months after my stroke. Then I got nerve block injections which initially completely took away my migraines. Then Botox made me much better, along with the Petadolex, skin gel, nasal lidocaine and Butrans patch.
Avatar f tn I also have chronic pain due to avascular necrosis, my friend recommended this compounded pharmaceutical gel called KGCL(nueroderm) it can be made with all kinds of different drugs, mine is ketamine, gabapentin, clonidine, lidocaine and it works so well for my pain. I had to come to terms that my long time opiate abuse made my pain threshold much lower, as they always do to many chronic pain sufferers.