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Rachel, Volunteer Mentor (@rwinney)

Intravenous lidocaine infusions for Small Fiber Neuropathy

Neuropathy | Last Active: Nov 14, 2019 | Replies (11)

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I'm reporting back that I have not had any relief after my 3rd IV lidocaine infusion at 600 strength. I have my 4th Monday before meeting with my Neurologist to discuss. Perhaps he will increase my dose and keep trying, but I have to say, I will need well balanced, sufficient relief as my pain is head to toe. The infusion itself is a piece of cake other than the boredom of sitting for 4-5 hours. My negative experience has been slight temperature, flush face (1st infusion only) and always a headache but, I'm a headache person.

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Hello @rwinney, I'm sorry to hear you were turned down for an appointment at Mayo Rochester. I would be disappointed also but I would not stop looking for answers either which is what you are doing. Here is a discussion started by @wisfloj that may provide another avenue of treatment. Maybe you can discuss it with your neurologist to see if they think it might be a treatment option?

> Groups > Neuropathy > Calmare (scrambler) Therapy anyone?
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/calmare-scrambler-therapy-anyone/

I'm tagging @wisfloj, @lorirenee1 and @banksnc49 to see if they may be able to offer any suggestions.