My MD just gave me a new thing to try for the nerve pain. It's lidocaine in a 12 hour patch. Has anyone else had experience with this?
I just got off all the heavy opiates and don't want to go back. I take tramodol for pain now, but wanted something different for nerve pain breakthroughs instead of Percocet.
So far so good. They are expensive because no generic yet, but you can cut in half or thirds.(which I do, a pack of 30 is $120 !!!)I have had success with nerve pain when I put it on the spot where the "hot burning poker" seems to be.
I know that with these you have to be strict with the usage guidelines and not overdo. The side effects listed are scary.
Anyone else had these prescribed? Good or bad results?
I am lucky in that I don't have any other chronic health issues.