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    A quick question to those who may have found relief from previous experiences.

    Infusions, Lidocaine, Lidocaine mixed with Ketamine etc.

    As a T8 incomplete para since '92, both neuropathic and nociceptive pain is a bitch, I threw out my back in 2010 lifting weights and since then, bejaysus, it has been a fun ride.
    Been on a variant of cocktails, all in high dosages and for one reason or another, most failed and as of now, Targin, Lyrica, Baclofen are meds of choice to take a slight edge off. With most meds for ortho pain, it messes with the bowel program, neuro meds fook with weight gain no matter whether the diet is strict.

    In December, I had my first Lidocaine infusion, aside from being off me skull during the infusion, there has been no benefit. My pain specialist advised, this can take a matter of months, infusions to get the correct cocktail that might work.
    On the next infusion, Ketamine, Magnesium are to be added to the Lidocaine. That'll be a blast.

    My preference is to go down this road, possibly venture back every two to three months for a top-up. Get rid of all the pills that are being popped and get me fooken life back.

    So much for "
    quick question".

    Has anyone tried infusions with the above cocktail in an attempt to rid both
    neuropathic and nociceptive pain or have found a cocktail similar, with your pain specialist that has worked?

    Apologies if I'm parroting what may have come before you in a previous thread.

    Kind regards,

    I think, therefore I am.

  • #2
    This is being injected into your spinal cord?
    Do you have an SCI?

    I've never heard of this.
    T3 complete since Sept 2015.


    • #3
      Hi Mize,

      This is going in via IV directly into the vein.
      Yes, a SCI, T8 incomplete.

      Here in Ireland, infusions are not normally carried out, I switched pain specialist some time ago and it just so happened, he, being an anesthetist found great results when carrying out such trials in the UK for pain relief.


      I think, therefore I am.


      • #4
        Ah, okay. Interesting.
        T3 complete since Sept 2015.


        • #5

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          • #6

            Thank you, much appreciated. Links made for interesting reading.

            FDA regulations, I believe can hamper progression in elevating chronic pain.
            An aspect that doesn't affect me on this side of the pond. If the FDA are to frown on Ketamine, I wonder what their view would be on having it mixed with Lidocaine.


            I think, therefore I am.