I've had lower back pain for over a year and the thought process now is that I have chronic pain syndrome. I'm scheduled in to have an IV of both lidocaine and ketamine on 2July but haven't yet made my mind up whether I will go ahead. I don't have a great history with meds and I've already had facet and sacral joint injections, epidural and ganglion block.
I've had hydrotherapy, acupuncture, craniosacral treatment, physiotherapy. With regard to meds I've had gabapentin (hallucinations), pregablin (no help), tapentadol and targinact (vomiting). Currently on the max dose of tramadol and paracetamol (can't take other mainstream meds).
I know there are risks regarding the heart and awareness/hallucinations. I would welcome all comments - good, bad, indifferent - but would mostly welcome personal experience of having this. Scheduled for 7/2/14 responses soonest please - my boyfriend is worried about this treatment.