Hi folks. Just a quick update. I had my first lidocaine infusion today. I suffer facial pain and nerve pain in my trigeminal nerve following an accident last year. I have reactions to anti convulsant medication which normally helps this condition. After the worst week yet, my pain clinic moved my infusion forward. I was also given a small amount of fentanyl with the transfusion. All went very well. It took an hour for the drip to go through and I felt a bit drowsy and sleepy afterwards. I had a nap for 20mins after the procedure. I slept for a few hours this afternoon and feel ok. Still a bit sleepy. My pain is greatly reduced from the lightening bolt electric shocks to 'pin prick' feelings every now and then. Long may it continue
Has anyone else had this procedure and if so did the effects last??