Hi I am new here to the forum and found it searching for information on the Lidocaine Infusion for chronic pain. Thank you in advance for allowing me to join and for sharing your experiences. I had my first (and probably last!) infusion on April 30. I didn't like how I felt when it was going in...a weird array of emotions and responses from me (I got very talkative like a drunk person, then teary-eyed, then felt euphoria, then panic and paranoia, etc). I don't know how much the dosage was but at one point I wanted to tell them to stop because I felt so squirrely in my head. I was really dizzy a while after it was done and had to sit there about 20 minutes.
The second day I felt pain returning swiftly but after that, I felt almost like normal (haven't felt that way in six years!) but I felt like I was also on speed or something because I couldn't shut my brain down or stop "doing stuff". The pain relief only lasted nine days and ever since it has worn off I feel SO MUCH WORSE than I did before the infusion. Even my Vicodin isn't taking the edge off and I've been miserable - to the point of tears with this amount of continual pain.
Can anyone please share their experiences? I am curious to know if my experiences are typical. At this point I am thinking I don't want to try another infusion - the loopy-ness in my head, the short span of relief and the excruciating pain I have after it wore off is just NOT worth it to me.
I have Graves Disease, Fibromyalgia, Degenerative Disk Disease in my back, etc.