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Intravenous Lidocaine 12 years, 7 months ago #8

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I have for the past 7 months been receiving intravenous lidocaine each month via a pain clinic for neuropathy and central pain syndrome caused by arachnoiditis. Although I realize this treatment carries risks I found it helped me quite a bit for about 3 weeks post infusion.

When I went for my last infusion they announced that they would be discontinuing this treatment due to lack of resourses (you have to be cardiac monitored, constant nursing care, and so forth) With this treatment I have been able to cut back quite a bit on my narcotics, so I'm needless to say disappointed. The med. insn't expensive, the nursing hours ect. are.

I always feel one way or another that I'm fighting the system and when something finally works, the rug is pulled.

Sorry my first post is negative but don't read it as such. I'm glad to have a place discuss this frustration and to be understood, kindly, Aly

Re:Intravenous Lidocaine 12 years, 6 months ago #28

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Hi Aly
This is all new to me but I can understand your frustration. Let's see if anyone else has had the same problem.
I have just posted an article (NOT DocSarah) about it in Serendipity (collection of articles that don't seem to fit anywhere else.
www.theaword.org/index.php?option=com_co...71&Itemid=48
I have met the man a couple of times and he does diagnose arachnoiditis from a clinical assessment! Not many of those around!
Hope we can help in some way but I don't know the funding regime your health care comes from
Bye for now
Kim <br><br>Post edited by: Kim, at: 2005/05/11 17:44
NEMESIS - goddess of indignation against and retribution for, evil deeds. Apparently regarded as an avenging or punishing divinity - I wish.

Re:Intravenous Lidocaine 12 years, 5 months ago #74

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Hi Kim and thank you for the article. I actually went back to the pain specialist last week asnd as my condition had deteriorated so much without this treatment they waived the rules and restarted me, I have good results with it and am able to cut down on breakthrough meds. considerabley. Kindly, Aly

Re:Intravenous Lidocaine 12 years, 5 months ago #75

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Hi Aly
Glad to hear you are back on IV again
Let us know how it goes.
Bye Kim
NEMESIS - goddess of indignation against and retribution for, evil deeds. Apparently regarded as an avenging or punishing divinity - I wish.
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