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Doctor insights on: Lidoderm And Pregnancy

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Why would lidoderm pain patch have a reaction on a pulse rate?

Why would lidoderm  pain patch
 have a reaction on a pulse rate?

Unusual: Lidoderm patch causes local pain relief and typically does not enter blood stream or build up levels in the body. I suppose if one used several patches at a time, there might be enough to affect pulse, but this too would be very unusual. Doubt allergic response unless local skin rxtn. Search for another explanation. ...Read more

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I use lidoderm 5% patches for back pain. Can i apply heat to my back where the patch is?

I use lidoderm 5% patches for back pain. Can i apply heat to my back where the patch is?

Lidoderm patch: Definitely not recommended to place heat over the patch, this will change the absorption properties of the skin and medication liberation of the patch. Also not a good idea to apply heat over a numb area due to the chance to burn yourself before appreciating the heat. ...Read more

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I'm reading a lot on back and leg pain. I read that lidoderm patch helps leg pain. Has anyone heard of this?

Lidoderm can: Help pain pretty much anywhere as long as the pain driver (nerve, muscle, joint, etc) is close enough to the skin that the Lidocaine can penetrate to that depth. It can be very beneficial and has the added benefit of not spreading large amount of medication systemically. ...Read more

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Fibromyalgia Use Lidoderm patches for pain relief. Insurance won't pay for and I cannot afford them. Any substitute or other suggestions?

Fibromyalgia Use Lidoderm patches for pain relief. Insurance won't pay for and I cannot afford them. Any substitute or other suggestions?

A few options: Make sure you are following with a primary care doctor or rheumatologist. Consider oral medications such as gapapentin or Lyrica, (pregabalin) amitriptyline.... If you don't want to take oral medications, consider having medications compounded into a topical form ...Read more

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I was prescribed lidoderm patches (i do not take oral meds). I have noticed my mild crps gets worse with these patches. Why? I stopped using them.

I was prescribed lidoderm patches (i do not take oral meds). I have noticed my mild crps gets worse with these patches. Why? I stopped using them.

CPRS itself: It's possible that your skin is overly sensitive to the Lidoderm patch itself, may be lidocaine, some other ingredient in patch, or just the patch. May need to try an analgesic or anesthetic cream instead of a patch. ...Read more

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Ins. denied lidoderm for chronic lbp. stated I should take a TCA. Are they generally effective for lbp from multiple hnp? Which should I inquire about

Ins. denied lidoderm for chronic lbp. stated I should take a TCA. Are they generally effective for lbp from multiple hnp? Which should I inquire about

Insurance: welcome to the effects of Obamacare! Denials of medication your doctor deems appropriate4 is a more common thing today. essentially the Insurance decides what, when and if you ever get what the doctor writes for you. Lidoderm patches are far safer than the TCA's they want you to have. Lidoderm patches help the muscular pain in the back and are definitely indicated. I would suggest you fight the In ...Read more

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Can the lidoderm patch cause diarrhea?

Can the lidoderm patch cause diarrhea?

Not commonly: The most common side effects with Lidoderm are redness, swelling, burning or discomfort at the application site. As well as hives or abnormal sensations. Some serious side effects may include seizures, irregular heartbeat, and hypersensitivity. Although diarrhea could be possible with almost any drug, it is not likely. Contact your primary care doctor if symptoms persist over 4-5 days. ...Read more

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