I was wondering if anyone has been to the pain clinic and had any treatment via drips for their fibromyalgia?

I went in several weeks ago an had an Infushion which left me worse than before I started that week, I couldn't move my arms and legs very well and have been left with a dragging leg and they say it is nothing to do with this treatment and want me to try again as it could have been a flare up?

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  • Hello there,

    That sounds horrible :(

    Sorry I can't help but I am going to pain clinic on Wednesday so am curious, what is the drop? Do you know?

  • Drip.

  • Typo! I meant what drugs is it.

  • Can you write me back and give me more information on that treatment.


  • It was offered to me to help with the pain in my joints and they said it often helps people and they know before they leave the hospital if it had worked. For me it left me with terrible side effects and I am still suffering with problems with my leg dragging it feels like lead, x

  • Like what you have at the dentist can't spell lignocaine I think that's right . It is done over 30. Mins in a drop at the pain clinic.

  • Sorry it didn't help for you. I have heard of these, they are lidocaine infusions. Do you mind me asking which hospital it was or could you message me please? It's something I am considering but I think the hospital I was thinking of has stopped them now. Thanks.

  • I am so sorry to read that and I genuinely hope that you are starting to feel better now? I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


  • i had a lidocaine infusion about 12 months ago have found out since that its a very powerful thing to have done and what makes things worse it didnt work for me and i have been left worse than ever not to put a dampner on things as i know differant things work for people.

  • I had lignocaine infusions for years, they helped at first except that I was always in bed with a bad migraine for a few days afterwards, then I would feel a bit better for 2 to 4 weeks. But they don't help me at all any more - according to the hospital they usually stop having any effect after a while.

    I've never heard of them making anyone's legs worse so that may be a flare up. It might be worth having one more to see if it helps, but they are a very expensive form of treatment so if they don't help you, it's a waste of money as well as being bad for you.

    Wishing you all the best,


  • Thank you for your reply they want me to try again and see if it was that I guess I am afraid of things going wrong again.

  • Hi i went to the pain clinic and alls they said was thers nothing they can do for me as i was on the top dosess of medication now i have to see a norolagist good luck hun x

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