Will Lidocaine Patches Relieve Migraine Headaches!!!!

Lidocaine patches are used to dull the pain from nerve endings.

Lidocaine transdermal patches are approved for chronic nerve pain experienced after shingles, but is used for other types of nerve pain as well. It's a local anesthetic.

Since we're a migraine headache site we have to look at all aspects of helping migrainures with their pain. Whatever it takes.  

While reading this page and you have pain at another area other than the head, the patch is simply applied to the area that hurts.


Why we know first hand about this pain patch.

I don't think many doctors prescribe lidocaine pain patches for headaches. Most go with preventive medicines, and pain medicine to control headaches, especially migraines and cluster headaches. Actually my niece hurt her --------- , and her doctor gave her the lidocaine pain patches. In turn, she gave the remainder to my wife who was having a tough time with her migraines, and the rest is history.

She used them, and found that the pain patch gave relief. When she told her doctor at that time about using the lidocaine pain patches he wrote her a prescription for them. Now mind you these lidocaine pain patches are not given to anyone that has mild to moderate migraines. But for chronic daily headaches relief is had.


lidocaine pain patch description.

The lidocaine patches are about four by six inches, and that's to big to apply to a small area. What she would do is cut them into two or three strips and then apply one to her forehead, where it hurt.

How to use lidocaine pain patches.

  • If you've never used this medicine before, then just follow the directions on the prescription when you get it. It's pretty simple. 
  • It's an adhesive patch that has a sticky cover on one side. Remember to not take the sticky side off when you cut it. 
  • Just leave it on, and when you're ready to apply the lidocaine patch, just peel off the sticky cover and press it to the head. The side that sticks is the side that has the medicine on it. 
  • The lidocaine pain patch isn't used all the time. It's to be left in place for 12 hours, and then taken off and folded together so the sticky sides are together, and thrown away. 
  • Then wait 12 hours before another lidocaine pain patch is applied. 

Don't use more than one patch at a time because of the risk of absorbing to much of this drug.


Cautions while using lidocaine pain patches.

Don't use this medicine longer than prescribed or exceed the recommended dose, and make sure to wash hands after handling to keep from getting in the eyes. Although my better half had no side effects with the lidocaine patch, there have been reports of:

  • Swelling 
  • Burning sensations 
  • Itching 
  • Redness 
  • Bruising 
  • Blisters at the place it's applied. 

Less common side effects of the lidocaine pain patch.

If you experience:

  • Weakness 
  • Dizziness 
  • Lightheadness 
  • Nausea and vomiting Headache (what a migrainure doesn't want) 
  • Blurred vision 
  • Ringing in the ears 
  • Taste of metallic 
  • Warm feeling on the face.

 Contact the doctor if any of these side effects occur. Remember, these can occur while using this lidocaine pain patch at any location on the body.

Rare side effects of the lidocaine pain patch are.

If someone experiences:

  • Seizures 
  • Involuntary trembling 
  • Numbness 
  • Mental or mood change.

Call the doctor immediately. 

The safety of using the lidocaine pain patch during pregnancy or breast feeding is not known. Ask a doctor first before using.


An allergic reaction to lidocaine patches is unlikely, it's usually tolerated well. If for some reason someone has pain at a generalize location that doesn't go away, and despite prescribed medicines that haven't helped, a lidocaine pain patch may be something to consider.

If that pain, whether it's a migraine, back pain or elsewhere is relentless each day, mentioned to the doctor about using the lidocaine pain patch as a means to obtain relief. Lidocaine products can also be found in Amazon for pain relief.

Thanks for reading.

Our last page is about migrane headaches. Our next page is about exertion headaches. Home page from lidocaine patches.

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