I use to get lidocaine pads. Insurance stopped covering them so tried using a large bandaid I would put the lidocaine on it and then put the bandaid on. My pain is generally neck and shoulder so I put it there lasts a lot longer for me than trying to RUB the lidocaine around. I think the heat from the body warms the bandaid, helps me alot and doesn't get rubbed off by my clothes.
I am so sorry to hear about your spasms. I am now only taking very little medication due to side effects BUT truly find that exercise helps a lot, As painful as it is. Hope all gets a little better 🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬🐳
Post by fishkybizniz on Oct 30, 2017 12:53:51 GMT -8
That's a great idea. I've used sanitary liners to make custom bandaids. Cut to whatever size I want, peel the back and stick it on paper tape which is nicer for my skin. I read an article about Lidocaine building up in the system if used daily. I assume it's the size of the area being treated. Definitely would apply in my case. My breakout pain shoots out of my knees relex points, shoots down my muscles on the outside and up my thighs. Pulls them t-i-g-h-t. Everything hurts,skin, bone, muscles.I tried the patches. Awesome relief,but they weren't big enough. The best relief is stretching but hurts like bleep in the process.
Hi, this month marks my 13th anniversary of the beginning of my sci. I woke from surgery paralyzed from the waist down or am classified as T-10/12 incomplete. I had really bad spasticity and was on truckloads of meds,baclofen, Neurontin, Lyrica, gabapentin and on and on. Tried the pump which could not be put in because they had to lower the dose for the trial. Ended up with a pharmacist that wouldn't fill the script because the dose was too high. Stressed me out! I slowly quit all meds because it didn't seem to work and had my harrington rods taken out. Immediate difference. Spasms in my back stopped completely. Stretched my legs. And took acetaminophen for pain until I had problems at night. Felt like someone was pulling my legs off. Dr. Put me on clonzepam and that helps. Now on Cymbalta for pain but spasms starting to come back. Might reduce or get off Cymbalta. Was on oxybutin for bladder but since it is linked to dementia I'll sit that one out. On botox for bladder now and that helps. It's all been a process of finding a balance but sometimes the meds create more problems than reducing problems. Just go slow if you stop and only do one at a time a little at a time. With any paralysis it seems that is one thing there is, time.