I have Lidocaine Patches I'm able to purchase at a Senior/Disabled Discount. The discount has expired, now they're $77 a box. i've been told that they can be sold for much more, so this tip may be of limited value. Insurance will pay for Lidocaine Gel, but usually not the Patches.
When I begin feeling the urge to move my legs I usually feel it behind my knee...in opposition to the muscles that will be doing the Flamenco. I put s Lidocaine Patch behind my knees, held in place by a loosely wrapped Ace Bandage. Coban or a gauze wrap held in place by tape, would work, since it's in a bending area, prepare the skin with Sure Prep, so the tape will stay 'stuck.'
I'm using a Patch right now. It's been in place for 6 hours, during which I've moved the leg quite a bit. It's still working. My Medicaid based insurance won't pay for 0.5 mg Pramipexole any more often then TID. As I've written before my RLS is powerful and very violent, seated Field Goal kicking. Four Times/Day happens frequently, I'm out of Pramipexole for a few days, Lidocaine and Multimineral tablets 2-3x daily, for Magnesium and Iron, plus the Patches are all I have. A Complete Blood workup showed my Iron, Vitamin D, and electrolytes are low. I'm irregular about taking medications and supplements. I take full irresponsibility for the results of my casual approach. I'm old enough to know better, but don't like being told what to do, even by myself
I am negotiating with my doctor about Morphine. I'm very flexible...Either my way, or no way. .....I know....I Know.... MakeQ an non monetary inter Forum wager, I'll win, If I don't I'll admit it and write about Plan B. The Neanderthallic military approach is popular in Hamerica. I apologize to any Neanderthals I may have indirectly offended
I hope this Lidocaine Patches, and probably Gel, too, helps Y'all.
Ummm, where to Now?