Have been using lidocaine patches occasionally since Pain Cons recommended. The patches did not come with a leaflet but I had been given verbal instructions about usage. Well, three scripts later, a leaflet comes enclosed. It tells me I should use every day for 4-6 weeks before improvement. No wonder my GP raised an eyebrow when he asked how often I'd been using them and I said when I really need them -as they hadn't been particularly effective ! Why didn't he say but you are supposed to use them every day? Why did the pharmacist not include leaflets ? All I had was the bag's sticky label to 'use as prescribed'. Why didn't I ask ? Grrrrr !