Also known as: Aloe Vera Burn Relief Spray with Lidocaine, AneCream, AneCream with Tegaderm, Anestacon, Anestafoam, Bactine, Dermaflex, Ela-Max, Ela-Max 5, Laryng-O-Jet Spray, LidaMantle, Lidocaine Viscous, Lidocream, Lidoderm, Lidomar, Lidosense 5, LMX 4, LMX 4 with Tegaderm, LMX 5, LMX Plus, LTA II Kit, LTA Pediatric Kit, LTA Preattached 360 Kit, Medi-Quik Spray, Protech First Aid Stik, Senatec, Solarcaine Burn Relief, Topicaine, Uro-Jet, Uro-Jet AC, Xylocaine 10% Oral, Xylocaine Jelly, Xylocaine Topical, Xylocaine Viscous, Zingo
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Lidoderm (lidocaine) for Pain: This worked quite well for acute severe shoulder rotater cuff pain but took a couple of hours to kick in. The weirdest thing though is I had a side effect where I saw yellow color on white walls. Also had a little trouble focusing eyes and was a little dizzy. Would go away when wore off and then same thing when tried again, so had to stop.
Lidoderm (lidocaine) for Pain: I was in a car accident and suffered a 4th rib fracture, 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 7th ribs were also injured and suffered pectus excavatum. The Lidoderm pain patches helped to decrease my pain level from a 10 to a 3. I can not ride in a car with out wearing these patches. I wear one in my subclavian area and two in my 6th and 7th thoracic area (total of 3). These patches really manage the pain.
Review by Sapphirereflection (taken for 2 to 5 years):
Lidoderm (lidocaine) for Pain: I've found the patches stay on my back better if I use rubbing alcohol to clean my skin, allowing it to airdry prior to applying the patch. My husband must help me apply them because they are hard to get on your upper back by yourself. Also it seems like my body gets used to them after a few weeks so I will take a break from using them for a few days. My biggest complaint is that they are so expensive. I must use 3 for them to be effective but I have a high deductible insurance plan so there are times I simply can not afford the patches.
Lidoderm (lidocaine) for Pain: My doctor gave me a couple of these to try out before I filled a script for them (for shoulder and lower back pain). I cut them up because they are HUGE. Put ½ on my back and ½ on my shoulder the first night. I hadn't slept more than a couple of hours a night for the last week because of my back (that's with oxymorphone and oxycodone) and WOW, slept like a baby! Took my back pain from an 8 to a 3. I didn't even notice the patch was there.
Now for my shoulder though, these things aren't very sticky and so the movement makes them come off in just a couple minutes. I taped it down, but it's kinda bubbling in the middle and I'm having a hard time keeping it in contact with my skin unless I'm holding my arm just so.
Lidoderm (lidocaine) for Pain: Bursitis in shoulder - had received numerous
Injections over multi years - Dr suggested
Surgery or try Lidocaine Patch - applied
Patch over 120 days and then discontinued
- it has been 2 years with no further pain -
Lidoderm (lidocaine) for Postherpetic Neuralgia: I had shingles from my right index finger and thumb to the top of my head. I thought my arm would explode at times. Areas of skin on my arm and shoulder had terrible sensations. Lidoderm patches were a great help. I was taking 800 mg NSAIDS with no effect. Went to a pain management specialist who gave me 15 mg oxycodone every 4 hours, Lyrica, and these patches. Max 3 patches - 12 hours per day. The worst was over after two weeks. But the pain continues in my right hand - now 9 months. The Oxycodone at bedtime with a patch over the affected parts of my hand will let me sleep 6 hours most nights. The patch doesn't do it all, but it is a good assist. And it is not an NSAID.
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Lidocaine Viscous (lidocaine) for Pain: Just diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma (cancer) of my lower lip. Waiting to undergo beam radiation therapy. Covers almost half my lip. Using Lidocaine Viscous prescribed by my Dr. to numb the intense pain he warned me I would have. He was So right. Allows me to sleep.
Lidoderm (lidocaine) for Pain: I use lidoderm patch for upper back pain spasums. The patch works well for this type of pain. I also found that the patch works wonderful for sex. Very seldom can I stick around long (about 30 min) enough for my wife to climax. However, using the patch about 1 hour before sex dulls the sensitivity, which allows me time for her to reach the big "0". Happy wife happy life!
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Lidoderm (lidocaine) for Pain: I use these patches on my neck due to nerve and muscle issues. They don't work as an anti-inflammatory. However, they do help with the main caused by my inflamed muscles. I sometimes get tingling in my face and hands and arms that get pretty severe, and these patches relieve most of the pain and/or numbness within 15 minutes. They do, unfortunately, seem to never want to stay on for more than an hour.
Lidoderm (lidocaine) for Pain: These patches work great for my Neuropathy. I had great difficulty falling asleep at night due to pain; I put the patches on 1 hour before bed and the pain is greatly reduced. I too had a problem with the patches staying on, so I use some first aid gauze tape over the top of the patch. A small price to pay for some pain relief.
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Lidoderm (lidocaine) for Pain: I have CHRONIC sacroiliac joint and coccyx pain that does not show up on MRI or X-ray and I've used this patch for a little over 1 month with NO side effects whatsoever. I do notice that it takes about 2 to 3 days to feel the "full effect" of the medication and I do notice the increase in pain if I skip a day. Maximum pain for me WITH the patch is about a 2 and that's great.
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Xylocaine Jelly (lidocaine) for Burns, External: This gel works great. I had a 3rd degree burn from a car accident on the inside of my left leg just below the knee cap. It started as a blister most likely (according to paramedics and firefighters) from the radiator hose coming through the fire wall and spewing my leg with hot steam, after a day or 2 in ICU I guess it apparently popped and turned into a 1 inch deep hole in my leg. Which fairly quickly became severely infected. I was scheduled to have the burn debrided and the doctor came in and covered the entire burn with this xylocaine gel. He returns approximately 20 mins later with some lidocaine to inject around and in the burn itself and I didn't feel a thing. Xylocaine did its job and did it well. Definitely use if you have the ability to choose.
Lidoderm (lidocaine) for Pain: I've been using the Lidoderm patches off and on for several years, but increasingly more over the past couple months. I have chronic neck pain, the result of a car accident, and a herniated disc in my neck (C5/6). I'm sick of taking narcotics and I've tried every form of physical therapy in the book, and while I feel the Lidoderm patches work, they won't stick on long enough for me to really get the maximum results, which is really frustrating. My rating would be much higher if the patches were more adhesive.
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Lidoderm (lidocaine) for Pain: I live with cervical dystonia (torticolis) along with chronic back pain from lumbar fusions from 30 years ago. My discs have degenerated to a severe degree. I am loaded with arthritis all through my body, the worst area being my spine. The dystonia causes continuous head spasms and that causes ripping pain throughout my body. Along with a cocktail of numerous medicines, the Lidoderm patch has been a life saver. I can place it in a specified location and though it may not make all the pain go away, it definitely numbs the top surface levels giving great relief.
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lidocaine for Pain: It doesn't get any better than this. It has stopped a barely visible blister from making to the surface. It is an obvious instant "kill" on a well formed blister because the fluid turns it to a blood blister and the healing is done in half the time. The only complaint is that I had to use a cotton swab and it took 12-24 hrs for obvious results. I have a blister now and I have searched high and low for some in my area. How is that no major chain can have this medicine in my area?
LMX 5 (lidocaine) for Hemorrhoids: This cream works within a few minutes for pain from hemorrhoids. It is easy to use, a smaller than pea-sized dot of it is plenty, and tends to burn slightly for a minute or less, then pain is gone. The only drawback is it's effect doesn't last more than a couple of hours and it says not to exceed six applications in a day. It is pricey but it can be purchased without a prescription at any pharmacy. I suggest ordering before you need it because it usually has to be ordered and the wait can be...painfully long. I bought it to use to prevent electrolysis pain but so glad I had it when I had a flare up.
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Medi-Quik Spray (lidocaine) for Pain: Works for pain, but also antibacterial! AND a gentle spray!
I absolutely love this product because I didn't get ANY reactions (like I did from all the others), I HEALED faster, and it DOES take away itching and pain like a charm.
The other products didn't work NEARLY as well. I was disappointed that my local drug stores don't carry it, so I had to look it up and purchase online.
I can't believe stores don't carry it. It's phenomenal product as far as I'm concerned, and since I'm so sensitive, my friends and family use me as a barometer. They love this stuff, too.
Lidoderm (lidocaine) for Pain: I have arthritis, carpal tunnel and fibromyalgia. Wonderful for localized arthritis and carpal tunnel pain, not very good for fibromyalgia pain. Used primarily on wrists, elbows and hips but have also used on neck/shoulders and knees. Literally numbs the area. Numbing sinks below the surface relieving joint pain. Especially effective in my hips, allowing me to get sleep.
They cause a mild rash especially if I forget and leave them on to long. They also come off easily. Take a good shower before applying and they stick better. I wear breathable elastic braces on hands and elbows to keep them in place while I sleep.
I love these things, they greatly improve my quality of life and ability to function with virtually no side affects.
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Lidoderm (lidocaine) for Pain: Lidoderm patch. Rated 6 and 1/2. Used for 12 hours then off for 12. This was a fairly good addition to my pain treatment for spinal arthritis. I take NSAIDS, Tramadol and add this towards the end of the day when I feel my spine on fire. It makes a difference but not sure a big enough difference to justify the cost.
Cons- must wear a non-waterproof patch for 12 hours. Patch is no good if you sweat even moderately as it 'unsticks'. It is not re-appliable, can't take it off to readjust or for a shower so you have to get it right and time it right.
Pro- It does help in a manner that pain medicines and NSAIDS don't.
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Lidoderm (lidocaine) for Pain: I love Lidoderm patches. I have stenosis and muscle spasms. There are some nights I couldn't sleep without them. Be sure you are not wearing the patches longer than 12 hours. What is great is you can wear them under your clothes when working and no one knows or 'smells' you are wearing relief for spasms.
They have been my lifesaver on more than one occasion.
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