Lidoderm lidocaine patch abuse

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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 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.
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 f tn the neuerontin isnt an opiate type problem and I use it for chronic pain....also have found a non-narcotic patch called Lidoderm in the States....its just lidocaine like the dentist numbs you up with - and it helps the back pain...worth asking about.
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.
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 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.
620923 tn?1452919248 4. Lidocaine patches may be an option for patients who want to try them. Lidoderm just lost its patent so they are available in generic now. The neat thing is that they can be cut into smaller pieces that could be applied a little closer to the base of the skull so that may be helpful. Lidocaine (especially taken orally) can cause low blood pressure so monitor for that but the risk is low in the patch formulation 5.
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 Try a lidocaine patch it is a non narcotic for local relief. It is at least worth a try.