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is there a patch i can buy at walgreens or jewel

mikeystcmmikeystc Posts: 21
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:03 AM in Pain Management
that can help with the one and off pain i need help these neurosurgeon are tough to get an appointment i need to sign a appointment request form first to get a consolation. sorry the misspelled word i need to get 2nd opinion and 3rd opinion badly


  • On top of my pain meds I sometimes use a patch called Tiger patches. It is otc. There is a script patch called lidocaine I have never tried before. Then another script called fentnyl. It is much stronger than morphine. Try the Tiger patches, not the ointment. It has capsaican (?) in it which comes from a type of hot pepper.
  • :''( I have found one that helps when added to the meds, it's called Salonpas, I can't put heat on anything so these are cold and it temporarly helps. You can get them at any pharmacy
  • for Salonpas. It's helped me, too.
  • My pain doc tried me out on lidocaine patches. It did nothing for me. I wish I could try fentanyl. I hear its really strong and would probably be a lot better than what I'm prescribed.
  • kamgramkkamgram Posts: 483
    edited 07/21/2012 - 6:55 PM
    My primary gave me samples of Lidoderm and Flector patches. The Lidoderm just made the surface of skin numb but did not help pain in back or knee. The Flector patch which contains Diclofenac inflammtory does help but are very expensive even with insurance so only use when I have to. Fentanyl contain an opiate and can be dangerous to someone handling them and to children if found. There have been lots of overdoses from it so I just feel safer with oral meds. Hope you feel better.

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