Lidocaine patch alternative

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Avatar n tn Hello Hamhawk, Yes Mollyrae offered a good suggestion on Lidocaine Patches. They do not work very well on me but others have had pain relief with them. I am unsure about nerve creams. There is a Capsaicin cream. It is considered alternative medicine. My friend uses it on a arthritic knees and claims it really works at least for a short periods. Capsaicin (pronounced cap-SAY-sin) is the active ingredient in chili peppers. It's what gives chili peppers their kick.
Avatar f tn Fentanyl is a bear to come off of. If he is talking about the Lidocaine patch, it may help you. It didn't for me but it is surely worth a try. Acupuncture is a good suggestion. I did that many years ago and it provided a great deal of relief. The other thing that helped a lot for me was Aqua Therapy. It is non-resistant and it is the warm water that helps relieve the pain. I also use a hydrocolator which provides the same type of relief. Let us know what the doctor says.
Avatar f tn I recently got off 60 mgs of morphine sulfate and 100mgi fentanyl patch I changed every 48 hours. I have been clean, as they say for 8 weeks as of tomorrow. Even at these high doses (I couldn't have anymore-I was maxed to the morphine level I could have) I still had severe pain every other day. Timed exactly with the 2nd day on the fentanyl patch. Since being of the morphine and fentanyl, my pain is at constant state of intolerable to severe.
Avatar f tn You might want to try a Lidocaine patch, they can be very effective in calming the neck pain. Another test you might consider if your pain continues is an MRI. This test will show problems that an x-ray can't. You might want to discuss this with your Doctor. If all else fails, find a new Doctor completely. Sometimes a fresh set of eyes can find things the other Doctor missed. Please take care and good luck in your journey.
Avatar f tn Also tried many alternative treatments, such as acupuncture, etc, but was not helpful. Does anyone recommend any pain centers I could try, which could actually help?? How is Stanford pain center? I'll go anywhere in the country to try and gain some relief from this chronic post operative pain, which has plagued me for long enough--please help before I lose my sanity!
1452289 tn?1285618548 Though I still have a fair amount of pain, so far I've found that the Fentanyl patch along with oxycodone every four hours is working the best with the least amount of side effects. I also use other medications (Cymbalta, advil, topical creams, a lidocaine patch) a well. Good luck and I hope you'll provide a little more information, like what kind of doctor you're seeing. And you may want to do some research on the Tramadol.
Avatar n tn You may want to consider another medication which provides local anesthesia, a Lidocaine Transdermal Patch. This may help until the issue of surgery has been resolved. The patch is left in place for 12 hours only then removed for an additional 12 hrs. The process is repeated thereafter. Also, Lyrica may be another option.
Avatar m tn Try asking for a 5% transdermal lidocaine patch to place over the problem area of the spine. Cut it with scissors and use for no more than 12 hours a day.
Avatar f tn or physical therapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, biofeedback, heat wraps or Lidoderm (Lidocaine Patch) or other similar approaches. You might want to ask your PMP is he/she has suggestions. I have been prescribed Diazepam for muscle spasms. I use it as my very last resort. I probably take it twice or three times a month. You might want to discuss something similar to see if this would be a possibility for you. Please let us know how this turns out for you.
Avatar m tn If the problem is Sciatica, try a TENS device, or obtain physical rehab therapy. As an alternative suggest a prescription for transdermal lidocaine, but use the patches no more then 12 hours a day.
Avatar f tn I was on suboxone but took my last dose on Sunday. My doctor gave me Lidoderm which is a lidocaine patch 5%. This is not a narcotic and has worked very well for me. You put it directly on your skin in the area with the pain. You keep the patch on for 12 hours. Just a thought that this maybe an option for you. Good luck.
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.
364356 tn?1199872236 Curious if any others have had simuIar symptoms. Any advice is greatle appreciated. There is some back ground info that may have some relivance to this. Putting in just in case. Previous in Sept. thru Oct I had treatment for Kidney stone on right side that in a week turned to having rare kidney cysts (10) on same side. Then developed blood infection, probably from my pic. line in my arm for the IV. On IV atibiodics, Maxipine, Vancomiacin until first of Nov. Then felt good.
Avatar f tn Valtrex is good, but expensive if you don't have insurance, and acyclovir is a much cheaper alternative that works just as well. You can also ask for a prescription of lidocaine ointment, which is a great pain ointment. Ask the doc if he ordered the herpes culture to be typed, as knowing which type you have is really important to know for transmission rates, etc. You can also visit the herpes home page for more great advice. Go to, and then click support forums.
Avatar m tn I have been researching my condition on Google and recently purchased a book entitled The Interstitial cystitis survival guide by a Dr. Robert Moldwin. My pain doctor suggested alternative medicine approaches including acupuncture and hypnosis which I did but again to no effect. I have also heard from frieds and a psychologist that marshmellow route may be of help as well as some other herbs, on of which is marijuans for pain control.
1737348 tn?1312916526 If you are not eligible for additional assistance then I guess you do what I do, find the best alternative plan. You may be able to afford a one or two time PT appt. They could set you up with a home plan to assure you were doing the recommended program correctly. After a few weeks a follow up to evaluate your technique and make sure you are on the right track. It would be beneficial and hopefully not break your bank. We are all sick of requiring medication!!
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!
Avatar f tn Option 2 is to switch to a opiod that is longer lasting one a day and mentioned fentynal patch, oxycodone or methadone and enroll in some type of class that educates you on the narcotic (? Not sure what all it covers) or the last option would be to go back to Perc's or Lortabs, enroll in the class and turn my pills over to my husband who would manage and control them for me. Given these options what would you do personally?
620877 tn?1282767697 , possibly hypersensitive esophagus is causing pain. Gives me viscious lidocaine and tells me to take that when symptoms are bad. Okay - so just so you know - lidocaine is a numbing agent. It is very difficult NOT to get it on your tongue when GI doctor to see if there are any other options - nurse tells me to continue with the lidocaine - I can take it 3 or 4 times a day. Okay - well if you can't tell, this was not doable for me.
Avatar f tn I do heat and ice, pretty religiously every day. Alternating between the heat in the recliner and soft-gel ice packs in bed. I tried a BenGay menthol patch and that helped with the "buzzing" nerve pain when it got really severe. I tired Capsacin and it burned for hours on end, so I don't think I'll be doing that again. I take hot baths, but not too hot and not for too long because it's not safe for the baby too hot or too long. I also do hot showers. So I am wondering.
1702615 tn?1421815848 Physical therapist said Morton's neuroma, didn't show on films but I guess they don't, went to podiatrist who gave me an injection of lidocaine and cortizone. Shot helped for 2 days and no further. Began having chest pains on left side of chest on a daily basis, random short sharp pains...also onset of GERD, and diagnosed with it via barium swallow.... and tingling in mid left back, almost constant always same spot.
Avatar m tn That would be a concern as it would indicate you are experiencing an allergy type of reaction to one of the medications. Lidoderm (Lidocaine Patch 5%) has not been effective for me either. Most of us could not stop taking our medications comes with the territory. I assume the neurosurgeon will provide you with some answers. If surgery is offered as an option I have heard of some very good results..and obviously not so good.
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.
612876 tn?1355518095 Treatment depends largely on the underlying cause and can include topical patches and creams, narcotic/opioid medications, neuroleptic medications which specifically target nerve pain, desensitization therapy, and alternative medicine as well as mindfulness and meditation practice.
1737348 tn?1312916526 I get mixed results and none help for long. I've also had 3 lidocaine infusions. Last week I had one and was amazed at how much it brought my pain down. I went in at around a 9 and came out at a 4. (Four on the pain scale, while unpleasant, is manageable for me.) Now they're talking to doing one every week to see if it will settle things down. I am glad I've cut back on my medications. The pain is tough but I was on much too much.
Avatar f tn I am on day 4 as well and I know what you are going through!! Stay strong! You really want to do this or you would not have suffered through the worst of it the way you have! Stick with it! Tell your doc to prescribe something non narcotic and enjoy having your Life BACK!
Avatar m tn ) too many blood tests to even try to list, EVERY arm of the medical fraternity, dental, ENT, audio, visual, balance, plus again every arm of the alternative medicine you can possibly imagine. hypnotism, accupunture (five times), massages by the dozens, sniffing stuff, swallowing stuff and on and on and on........................ Anyhow, trust me, I am off the medical merry go around for keeps. That was worse than the disease!
Avatar f tn I still am not sleeping right and already had bad anxiety and panic attacks before I detoxed off the fentanyl patch over 100 days ago. I suffer with chronic pain on a daily basis and cannot do anything. 800 motrin, naproxen, zanaflex,flexaril,lyrica,etc...doesn't work. I am desperate. I am also worried about the prices of these vitamins and if they interact with my regular meds.
Avatar n tn Well a miracle happened today! I got a prescription for the Lidoderm (Lidocaine Patch 5%) which cost $125 for 30 patched but are very large so I cut it in half, placed it on my shaven arm and within 3-4 minutes had relief! I just woke up from a 45-minute nap and have not been bothered one bit!
Avatar f tn Hi, I just dyed my hair the other day as well at an Aveda salon. My hair line is extremely swollen and painful and the glands behind my ears are, as well. They are sore to the touch-- am I in any danger? Will this just go away? Should I be worried? It's been about 48 hours since I dyed my hair. Thanks!