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Condition: Other
4/8/2015 1:51:57 AM

Reviewer: ChattyPatty, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Wonderful and it works but deoending on your Medicare Part D Plan the cost can be HORRENDOUS! And the generics are less effective, thinner and messier. I have stopped using because my cost is close to $500 for 30.

Condition: Other
1/26/2015 6:15:15 PM

Reviewer: Joyce1945, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Have had 5 back surgeries since mid-1970s. Last one left with nerve damage to right leg & foot. No feeling in leg but horrible nerve pain. Been on the Lidoderm patch for several years & love it. Recently insurance stopped coverage except for generic, Lidocaine. Hate Lidocaine. It's sticky due to being too thin which causes getting the plastic off the product very hard.

Condition: Other
1/1/2015 12:04:29 AM

Reviewer: LilLma, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
The lidocaine patches have woked so well for me. I have Costochondritis, arthritis in my lower back, hands and wrists, as well as tendonitis. For years doctors kept giving me pain killers and muscle relaxers, which help, but nothing like the patches do. I like just putting on one patch instead of taking pills every 4 to 6 hours.

Condition: Other
11/21/2014 10:08:38 PM

Reviewer: mbishoplaw, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
YOU MUST READ FIRST After being in a very serous accident, where I broke my left leg, ankle and foot, 47 bone fragments, they could not even do surgery right away. My Pain Management Doctor gave me the patch because all my nerves were damaged and I have NO feeling in my leg or foot. You know what we go though every day, where we have no idea as to where our next step is going to be. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
8/19/2014 10:18:08 PM

Reviewer: Caesar71, 35-44 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been using Lidoderm 5% for about a week for treatment of yellow jacket stings. At first I didn't think the patch had much effect (I was cutting them into quarters to cover the three sting sites), but when I wasn't wearing them, I noticed the pain and itching was significantly more pronounced. I suppose it was a little naive to expect the patches to totally alleviate my symptoms. ... Show Full Comment

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