Mornin' all. Had my first lidocaine infusion yesterday for nerve pain. Started off on 50ml per hour and it was gradually upped to 125ml per hour. All was well to start with but on the higher dose I felt extremely dizzy and sick and felt like I was going to pass out. I am terrified of being sick so had a bit of a panic on that score! Called the nurse and she turned the infusion off for 30 minutes while I went back to 'normal'. That did the trick pretty swiftly - which was good news all round, not least for a couple of the other patients who didn't understand why a normally sane and sensible 56 year old was wide eyed with fear at the mere mention of the grey bowler hat - sick bowl to you and others! Anyway, this passed and my infusion finally finished - after a flush out - some 11 hours after I first got there. Bit disappointed this morning as the pain is still there but I have been told it takes a) a couple of days to work and b) I'll need more infusions to feel the relief. So fingers crossed - I am hopeful but realistic!
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