Durability of Benefit From Repeated Intravenous Lidocaine Infusions in Fibromyalgia Patients: A Case Series and Literature Review.

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Journal Article

Fibromyalgia is a painful disorder with no curative treatments, and available medications typically provide partial relief of pain. Reported here is the effective use of serial intravenous lidocaine infusions for the chronic management of 3 patients with fibromyalgia. The details of the infusion procedure are described, and relevant literature is reviewed. Lidocaine infusions should be considered in fibromyalgia patients who are refractory to other treatments, and a positive response to 1 infusion may justify repeated infusions for chronic management.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Marks, DM; Newhouse, A

Published Date

  • 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 5

PubMed ID

  • 26835161

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26835161

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2155-7772

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4088/PCC.15br01804

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States