As many of you know, I started using the lidocaine patch about two years ago with great success in cutting flares of ATN. I am a huge fan of the lidocaine patch! After last week I’m even a bigger fan!
Last week I had to have an old filling replaced with a crown on the ATN side – we all know that’s just a nightmare waiting to happen, right? I wore a huge strip of lidocaine patch on my cheek before-during-after the entire process and I have not gone into an ATN flare!
Now, it’s been dicey and it’s been uncomfortable off and on for a week but I keep using the patch and supplementing with hydrocodone here and there. I have not had a flare! I had a crown done and a small cavity filled on the other side! NO FLARE!
I had to share this and once again I can’t say enough about the lidocaine patch.