Reply To: New Here need some help

December 29, 2013 at 10:47 pm

A Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation unit (TENS) is usually for localized use, as are pain patches.

I have a TENS unit (28VDC, 2500 HZ) and had used it to help wake up my muscles after I was paralyzed by GBS/CIDP. It didn’t really seem to help me much, but my PT said it would help keep some tone in my muscles. I discontinued its use after a few months.

My wife used the transdermal patches that contain Lidocaine for treatment of her chronic Fibromyalgia pain. She built up immunity to the patches over many months and discontinued using them. They were very expensive and we fought with her insurance to get coverage.

She briefly tried a stronger patch, but had a bad reaction to it and stopped after only a few days. I don’t remember the name of it.

Maybe you can share some specifics with the forum members about what you use to help with your pain? (but it might be best to post it under a different topic thread)