tried IV lidocaine for pain

December 23, 2007 at 6:31 pm

Hi everyone,
About 6-7 years ago I was encouraged to try a relatively new procedure that decreased the pain of neuropathy from GBS/CIDP. It was a lidocaine IV. I said sure, I’d try just about anything. The pain clinic DR. said if it would work it would be almost an immediate improvement. I had SUCH high hopes. Unfortunately for me it didn’t work–not one little bit.

If you decide to try it, make sure they monitor you very well, because lidocaine is used for heart disease and can affect your heart rate.