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IV Lignacaine for Fibro - has anyone had this treatment?

I'm shortly due to have this treatment and would love to know if anyone else has been offered it or has already had it. I have asked around and no-one seems to have heard of it.

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Is that the same as trigger point injections I have those in neck and shoulder every 3 months and they are fantastic for muscle spasm relief ... See how useless I am I have no idea what they actually invect into me ... I guess it's not rat poison as I have had them now for a year and they really help me

Good luck and hope it helps

VG x


Thanks for the reply. I don't think it's the same as I was told that the IV Lignacaine is done by a drip and takes about an hour.


Ahh then no it's different but if it helps you like my injections do me then it can only be good

Good Luck



Hi Moggie,

I've heard of it but don't know anyone who's had it recently so I'm sorry I can't help much. I believe it used to be done over several days and involved a stay in hospital - I think someone who used to belong to a support group I used to go to in Canterbury had tried it but its such a long time ago that I don't really remember much about it, but I'm pretty certain they said that it helped and the effects lasted for a while.


I've got an appointment on 14th November for the procedure, so I'll post on here what's involved and, after a couple of weeks, whether it made any difference. As far as I know, this is only offered in limited hospitals - there was nothing like this offered at my local and I'm having this done at the Royal London. Fingers crossed xx


Well, have now had the iv treatment and I have to say that I think it is rather effective, well - for me it is. While I can't say that it has taken ALL the pain away, it has substantially decreased it on a general basis and has dramatically reduced the TMJ pain I have had for many years to almost nil. I also have bursitis and previously had steroid injections for the pain and just before this treatment I was going to contact the hospital again to ask for some more - however, this treatment has removed the need for me to have the injections yet as it has dealt with the pain to a tolerable level.

The treatment itself is drip fed, takes about an hour and isn't painful in itself. If, like me, you find yourself with different pains alongside the fibro and tablets aren't helping - this is definitely something to try.


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