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    Lydocane

    Has anyone had a Lydocane IV. The pain specialist is sending me for a treatment and I was wondering if anyone has had the treatment. How long does it last and how much did it relieve your pain. Also what is the best opiate for nerve pain. Nothing seems to help mine and I am tired of suffering.

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    Looked into it but our insurance considers it a "investigational" treatment and does not cover.

    Here's their summary of research studies in SCI--

    Spinal Cord Injury
    In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study of 16 patients either post-stroke or spinal cord injury, Attal et al reported IV lidocaine significantly reduced pain over placebo.(1) However, the duration of this significance lasted only 45 minutes. The 2006 literature review update identified a randomized, double-blind crossover trial of IV lidocaine in 24 patients with spinal cord injury neuropathic pain.(8) In this trial, spontaneous and evoked pain were significantly reduced on the visual analog scale (VAS), as measured before infusion and 25 to 35 minutes after the start of the infusion. Mostly mild AEs (experienced by 19 patients) and the relief of pain formed the basis of 21 patients identifying the lidocaine treatment period correctly. Identification of the correct treatment group draws into question whether successful blinding was achieved in this study, thus limiting interpretation of results. This also suggests the need for an active placebo in future trials, as noted. The authors concluded that IV lidocaine (and like agents) may be a treatment option for spinal cord injury pain. Although, the authors note, long-term treatment with lidocaine is usually not suitable.

    (8) Finnerup NB, Biering-Sorensen F, Johannesen IL, et al. Intravenous lidocaine relieves spinal cord injury pain: a randomized controlled trial. Anesthesiology. May 2005;102(5):1023-1030. PMID 15851891

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    Had treatment today. 5 hours on an IV drip to administer 1000mg of lydocane. So far no change in pain levels. Argghhhhh! They said it may take 3 days to have an effect. Follow up in 2 weeks with subcutaneous injections. This is a struggle for me as it is a 4 hour journey in a car both ways which isn't much fun. This doctor also does implants and I may be a candidate for one I hope. The doctor said spinal cord stimulators work well if it is a narrow band of pain. Which mine is.

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    **I don't have a significant amount of pain so I should probably stfu right now and you should feel free to dismiss my suggestions**

    Now that my disclaimer is out of the way, I'll go on to be an asshole with an unwarranted suggestion.

    Have you ever tried a mindfulness approach to pain reduction? Seems like it probably couldn't hurt, and side effects are minimal.

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    [QUOTE=funklab;1763574Have you ever tried a mindfulness approach to pain reduction? Seems like it probably couldn't hurt, and side effects are minimal.[/QUOTE]

    FWIW after 12+ years of fully elaborated central pain, nociceptive pain, can't count the surgical repairs, suicidal ideations. I use Mindfulness to manage pain. I'm going to UMASS to study and hope to facilitate others in Mindfulness.

    long timers know me. look me up.

    I can't say it "cures" pain, it can "heal" you. my "experience" of pain is radically changed.

    I was planning to write about it, and will, but right now life is a catastrophe, life is the best it has been in 14 years of SCI and I want to live

    ket

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    Quote Originally Posted by ketamine kitty View Post
    FWIW after 12+ years of fully elaborated central pain, nociceptive pain, can't count the surgical repairs, suicidal ideations. I use Mindfulness to manage pain. I'm going to UMASS to study and hope to facilitate others in Mindfulness.

    long timers know me. look me up.

    I can't say it "cures" pain, it can "heal" you. my "experience" of pain is radically changed.

    I was planning to write about it, and will, but right now life is a catastrophe, life is the best it has been in 14 years of SCI and I want to live

    ket
    Man am I glad to hear this ket, been following your posts for quite awhile and I have to say I was really worried. All the best Tbone

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    Quote Originally Posted by ketamine kitty View Post
    FWIW after 12+ years of fully elaborated central pain, nociceptive pain, can't count the surgical repairs, suicidal ideations. I use Mindfulness to manage pain. I'm going to UMASS to study and hope to facilitate others in Mindfulness.

    long timers know me. look me up.

    I can't say it "cures" pain, it can "heal" you. my "experience" of pain is radically changed.

    I was planning to write about it, and will, but right now life is a catastrophe, life is the best it has been in 14 years of SCI and I want to live

    ket
    This is very good to hear. Hoping you will share your experiences with all us soon.

    Take care.

    All the best,

    GJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevegalliazzo View Post
    Has anyone had a Lydocane IV. The pain specialist is sending me for a treatment and I was wondering if anyone has had the treatment. How long does it last and how much did it relieve your pain. Also what is the best opiate for nerve pain. Nothing seems to help mine and I am tired of suffering.
    I had that trial. Unfortunately, it had no effect on my pains, but everybody's different, so hopefully will help yours. Good luck.
    Alan

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