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Lidocaine Infusion for pain?

Jerome001Jerome001 Cocoa Beach, FloridaPosts: 118
A few weeks ago, I went through Kettamine infusion procedure 4 hours per day for 3 days in a row. The Kettamine is supposed to reset your opiod tolerance to a significant degree, including in some cases, to the initial dose that alleviated your pain. It does not work well on everyone and, unfortunately, I did not get any relief or resetting from the procedure. Today I had my follow up with the anesthesiologist that did the infusions to discuss the results and next steps. While she was disappointed that the Kettamine did not have the hoped for result, she had other options and we agreed that I would have a "Lidocaine infusion" as it may provide some overall improvement in my pain anywhere in my body. My infusion appointment is in early October but, in the meantime, I thought I would ask if anyone has experienced a lidocaine infusion for pain management and, if you have, could you please share your experiences.

I look forward to your feedback!



  • I have not had any of the infusions....just regular injections of lidocaine. There is research online the efficacy of the 5 day lidocaine infusion for chronic pain...especially those with severe nerve pain with CRPS showing good results.

    So...I would ask this Dr. if they have any patient referrals that are willing to share with you that have had a good outcome.

    Good luck..
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