Lidoderm lidocaine 5%

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255075 tn?1208136424 I have a box of them Lidocaine 5% patch box of 30 by script.......for my back I wear them for 10 hours a day.........
Avatar n tn Can a prescribed Lidoderm/ Lidocaine Patch 5% give u a pain pill buzz? Ive watched some of my friends go thru bad DTs and eat patches that were suppose to only be applied. I get Lidoderm Patches and have been keeping it a secret just incase. I don't wanna get robbed cuz they really help with my pain. I need to know if one of them ever find my patch and eat it or use it... will they get any kind of buzz from it?
Avatar m tn I have liver damage and use lidoderm patches for pain control vs taking pain meds. My lidoderm patches are 5% I would think you would be safe. Did you ask your doctor?
29837 tn?1414538248 Lidoderm (Lidocaine) 5% is in a patch you put on your skin to relieve pain. In my case, back pain. It has a numbing effect. After reading the enclosed info that comes in the box, I called my Gastro, but was unable to reach him. I then called my primary and he said don't use it because of my Hep c. The Hepatologist Dr. Gish said it was okay... Anybody?
Avatar f tn so still seeking alternatives. Someone mentioned lidocaine/lidoderm patches. Any experience/ advice or other suggestions for these or other alternatives???? Other info: The muscle relaxers probably help, but I don't like to take them. They make me too sleepy and I know they can be addictive (though I seriously don't like them). I've been using a heating pad every night for a week and it hasn't helped. Salon-Pas patches help....some. The anti-inflamatory pill helps...some....
Avatar n tn This question concerns post-herpetic neuralgia. Lidocaine (Lidoderm) patches are to be worn for 12 hours on, 12 hours off. This will pose a problem for me when I take a 9 hour flight to a time zone 6 hours ahead of my own. Normally, I wear 3 patches from about 9 AM to 9 PM. My flight leaves the East Coast of the U.S. at 5 PM and arrives in central Europe at 7:45 AM local time, which is 1:45 AM U.S. Eastern Daylight Time. My goals: (1) Be as comfortable as possible during the flight.
1415174 tn?1453246703 Lidoderm Patches (Rx Only or doctor sample) work better for me and 5% Lidocaine Cream (you can find online) is awesome! Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn My doctor gave me a script for the Lidoderm/Lidocaine 5% patch I tore a disc in L5 S1 they help but I had to take some time off of work......its been a month now and with physical manipualtion with my doctor I am starting to feel much better I hope to hit the linx in another couple of weeks or so..... I take Extra strength Tylenol to make my pain manageable..........
182493 tn?1348056515 I was hoping that you would read my post I was thinking about you............... Yes it is........ LIDODERM® (Lidocaine Patch 5%) is the only patch approved by the FDA to relieve post-shingles pain.* FLaddict is works great please try it..........
Avatar n tn I use heat, Lidoderm Patch 5% lidocaine on the TMJ area, and Relafen. Don't any single treatment has worked for me. Seems Sumatriptalene Migranes meds help sometimes which is odd.
Avatar f tn I have never heard of the lidoderm patch. If I may ask why you use it, and why do more doctors not prescribe it. Does it really work. I have nerve pain.....would it work for that. When I talked to my surgeon he told me that meds really are not a good solution for me because they dont work for nerve pain??? and that physical therapy is out of the question because it will do nothing for "nerve pain".....I have been reading a lot of your posts lately and i must admit......
Avatar f tn have some Lidoderm patches, which contain 5% Lidocaine, which I have for my fibaro and spine problems. I just got back from Reno, Nv, which was an 1143 mile round trip. The trip down was fine, but the trip back today was in rain, hail, wind and snow. Needless to say now in more pain than ever. I had a massage while there, concentrated on the head, neck and shoulders. Masseuse commented I had a major major amt of tight muscles and knots. (Gee, I already knew that!
Avatar m tn so if anybody out there is truly trying to find a non narcotic medication that truly works so that you can get off the hard narcotics and their dependency try it........ LIDODERM® (Lidocaine Patch 5%) I hope some of you try really works great............I can even go to work now..........
Avatar m tn Hi, I'm prescribed a lidoderm 5% patch, which is basically a patch infused with lidocaine. It helps with the nerve/muscle type pain I have in the lower left leg facing outward. By itself, for bad pain it wouldn't be worth the money, but I'm prescribed Lortab 10/650's ( a narcotic ) and the two used together seem to help lower this pain better than either one treatment alone.
Avatar f tn LIDODERM® (Lidocaine Patch 5%) I tore my disc at L-5 one week ago and because I am an addict to doctor recommended Lidoderm and one week later I am in no pain.....a little if I am working hard so I have to learn to back off a little bit......... No it is not a narcotic............ It uses Lidocaine like the dentists use but is numbs my L-5 I got a 30 day supply....... I am suppose to take it real easy for a month.........
486507 tn?1237245681 He prescr. percs 5/325 40 pills. I told him i did not want any kind of setback as i cant go through the wd's again. He said they they were 2 different types of drugs and would not put me in harms way and loosing the hard work of the last 9 days. For some reason I just dont believe him. Im hurting but scared to do this. what do you guys and gals think? 2 different drugs or just 2 different names that do the same thing????
405614 tn?1329147714 I think he injected 1 ml of Celestone at each level, as well as the Marcaine or whaterver 'caine he used. Yeah, Ada, love the Lidocaine or whichever one they use; I can get up to 5 hours of relief from that. ess, this is similar to what I experienced after my last epidural by this doctor, though the stomach upset is new. Last time my dizziness got so bad that I actually fell; going to be very careful. I saw a neurosurgeon that this guy, Dr. H., referred me to. Dr. O.
9668401 tn?1405180284 What kind of patches? I've used Lidoderm patches and it.definitely helps take the edge off. I also use.Voltaren gel as well.
Avatar f tn Lidoderm patches (non-opoid). My husband just broke two toes...I cut them in strips and wrap around his toes. He said it reduces the pain dramatically. Voltaren Gel (non-opoid). The gel is used primarily for arthritis etc. I used on my shoulders because I have arthritis and bone spurs and within an hour of starting work I'll be in agony if I don't use some. These are the two things that I'm going to be relying heavily on so I can stay off the opoids (8 days clean now yay). Stick around..
352007 tn?1372861481 I was not asking for pain medication (Narcotic), I asked for Lidoderm patches (Lidocaine) lol. Hardly can overdose on that (well...if you leave it on for too long...) I would have settled for an increase in my Neurontin. But he doesnt want to do so, he feels that 1800mg is a LOT. Which maybe it is..but I do know you can go to 3600mg/day. And if 1800mg is not cutting it...? Anyways, fast forward: I went to my primary and he ordered a cervical MRI w/wo contrast.
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 n tn 1-Lidocaine patch is it 5%? benefits are moderate, and combination therapy with other drugs is often necessary plus should be applied to intact skin and to cover the most painful area...hard!. 2-Capsaicin, the active compound in hot chili pepper (will need at least 4 to 6 weeks to start the full desired effect).
Avatar n tn I know what it is like I 36 women, had 5 collapsed (left side) lung , 5 chest tubes, too. 2 surgeries, and also was and still am in pain since year 2000. The pain it had to bare with at times, I know. I have been on pain killers (many different kind), tried a spinal stemalator, i cry for those 5 days! patches, steroid shots, nerve ablation ( which was worse then my lung surgery) ouch, ouch! I even started to drink! So i can get alittle more sleep a night.
214607 tn?1287681159 Hey Lisa, Ive had a few flare ups over the last 7 weeks or so Ive been off the painkillers. Before and after work I use a heating pad over a back board (like a heating pad but firm). I also have a shiatsu massager that I use. I take extra strength tylenol or aleve. I have the lidacaine patches but cant really tell if they are working or not. I just do everything I did before I used the opiates nad although it doesnt take away the pain completely, it does help.
Avatar f tn Physical therapy - - I adjusted to doing low impact things on a yoga ball while in the shower under a hot stream. Also use lidoderm (lidocaine) patches on trigger points............some oriental stuff....cho gong and tai chi. Short run of the Bowen takes a broad spectrum approach...............
Avatar n tn hey guys, I've had back problems for a long time now, but for the past week, it has been constant, and unbearable, i can't sleep, it hurts to walk, sit, lay down, or the simplest movement hurts. It has been so bad that many times i cry.
Avatar f tn I've had the bottle now 5 months, they don't help. I still lie awake in pain...and when I use my Enar device it rarely helps. I've used Biofreeze as well...that usually tells my brain to sleep. I've tried stupid mind games to get me off of thinking of the pain ie: comp games, reading, music...I'm able to sleep maybe 2 hours when I awake in pain yet again...most nights I'm wide awake waiting to get ready for work.
Avatar n tn no offense to any of the other posters but I've been told Fentanyl patches should never be cut, they can release too much of the medication too quickly in the bloodstream resulting in an overdose. Others like Lidoderm patches (lidocaine) can be cut safely. but I was only told this by 1 medical professional so I haven't gotten more opinions about it.