My pain has been very high for many months now. My question is regarding specific pain I am having in the tops of my feet due to swelling in the small joints and where the muscles/ligaments attach to the bone. I have been using lidocaine patches on my feet for a few months now. I am hoping for some good feedback from others experienced in pain management.
I would like others to post their experiences using pain patches.
The cause of my pain is an auto-immune, inflammatory disease. Several years ago, I tried Flector patches, and they were remarkable (they have an added anti-inflammatory with analgesic.) I have also used other higher potent pain patches for short periods during hospital stays. My insurance did not covered outpatient pain patches. I started using daily lidocaine patches when they became affordable to me. I am using them as prescribed, almost every day.
Are pain patches effective for others when used for longer periods of time? My feet hurt so very much that I am concerned the patches may be making the pain worse. Does anyone have any ideas? I appreciate your feedback!