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Lidoderm Patches

shar51sshar51 Posts: 241
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:24 AM in Pain Medications
Does anyone use these or tried them? They seem to be helping my neck and my shoulder. At this point I would try anything, see my surgeon on the 22nd and it seems so long away. I have a tear in my shoulder but a lot of the symptoms are coming from the neck, I'm scared.



  • But they seem to be superficial for me. They don't offer much relief.

    One Love,

  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,515
    several forum topics discussing the Lidoderm Patches.
    I used them for about 18 months. I would generally use 2 or 3 patches at a time. The adhesive is the greatest, so one of my problems was keeping those patches on.

    These patches are a type of pain relief in that you need to build up a level to make them more efficient. In the beginning, I thought that they didnt do anything to help with the painful areas. But then I noticed after a while, they were more effective.
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
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  • They help some areas more than others.

    For instance I was prescribed them for my feet,but I can't walk with the patch on so I put them on at night and within minutes I get relief.When I put the patch on my neck(my doc says I can-tho they were not prescribed for that)they give very little relief,but I'll take what I can get,and it's easy..just slap it on.

    I'm allowed 3 patches(24 hr period) at a time for 12 hours.

    I also have neck and shoulder pain,the patch helps my shoulder more than my neck.

    Good luck with your appt. :)
  • My sister-in-law uses them and swears by them. I gave them a try several years ago, for a couple of months. They really didn't do much for me. But as with any type of remedy, I think it totally depends on the person and the type of pain. The way I look at it, I will usually give any product or med a fair chance, as long as my doc prescribes or recommends it and I check it out with my pharmacist for possible reactions/interactions. As much as I trust my doc, I know he can't possibly keep up with every product or med that comes on the market. A good pharmacist is a wonderful resource to have. They do this all day, every day.

    Good luck with your upcoming appointment. Please let us know how it turns out, OK? Be well, Mitzi
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