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8.0/10 Average Rating

20 Ratings with 21 User Reviews

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Review by Vickie p:

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8.0

Had horrible back pain, along with other opiates this product works wonderfully.

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August 10, 2014 6:11 AM

Review by Twty (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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9.0

I've had numerous invasive spinal surgeries, sciatic nerve pain, as well as discomfort at the site of my neurostimulator implantation. The patches alleviate the discomfort in conjunction with a medication regime put in place by my pain management doctor that I follow to the letter allowing for less medication having to be taken while they're in use. I've had no side effects. Overall a very positive experience.

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July 23, 2014 6:04 PM

Review by JasonNapolitano:

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7.0

I suffer from chronic lower back pain in the Lumbar, right above my cocix. I have been going through lower back pain for some years. I have severely ruptured my lower discs when I used to be a furniture delivery driver. I would move couches, lazy boys, 500lb dining tables, bedroom sets and more for 10-12 hours a day, 6 days a week, I have tried medications such as Methadone, Morphine, and Vicodin. Some of them work, my thing is I do not like take narcotics but this patch is amazing. I put one on, in about 1 hours time I feel such a major relief. It takes a while to kick in but it works great. It takes my pain level from a 10.5 to a 5. Only downfall(s) adhesive is not that great and they are very expensive.

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November 29, 2013 3:52 PM

Review by blueeye:

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8.0

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.

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April 1, 2013 4:05 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

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.

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November 28, 2012 10:35 PM

Review by Sapphirereflection (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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.

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October 12, 2012 7:59 AM

Review by blueXS (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

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.

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October 1, 2012 5:28 AM

Review by h/b:

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 - AMAZING.

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February 16, 2012 9:42 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

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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October 24, 2011 8:16 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

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.

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October 7, 2011 5:49 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

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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September 16, 2011 2:34 PM

Review by NJKat:

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9.0

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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June 20, 2011 1:00 PM

Review by SickofRxs:

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6.0

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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April 15, 2011 7:18 PM

Review by long time living in pain:

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10

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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July 22, 2010 9:32 AM

Review by StephanieAlice:

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10

This patch has made me feel more "Normal" because I can do simple things I either couldn't do or I can do things longer.

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January 18, 2010 8:34 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

Very Effective for Lower Back Pain

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December 1, 2009 9:18 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

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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February 19, 2009 7:56 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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7.0

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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October 30, 2008 9:05 PM

Review by msdot:

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9.0

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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July 19, 2008 10:29 AM

Review by Brown doctor:

These patches are great for generic 'aches and pains' but useless for severe inflammatory conditions.

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February 29, 2008 6:17 AM

Review by Coregon:

I recently was prescribed lidoderm patches. I was impressed with the relief I got from sore muscles & joints. Later that night I noticed my shoulder was extremely tender to touch & when I looked at it, it was severely bruised and the skin was blistering & peeling, like frostbite. So watch heat and cold while using this patch!

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