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Hey all, I was wondering if anyone here has received a lidocaine treatment? "The supposed mechanism by which lidocaine works in clusters and migraines is by numbing the portion of the trigeminal nerve known as the sphenopalatine ganglion."

If it works, I'll get it again before I go on vacation. But I think it is too expensive to take it as often as they suggest. 

Anyone familiar with this?

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They offered this to me for neck pain but I did a steroid injection into C-2 facet joint. Lidocaine has a few hours half life so I don't see how this procedure works for any length of time.

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I don't understand how it lasts longer, but my neurologist says it can work for a couple of months, depending on the person. I used to use it on blisters on my neck from doing a trick on the balance beam, and we put it on right before I mounted, and by the time the 1:30 minutes was over, it was already wearing off.But treatment plans I've read suggest doing it as often one or two times a week! So the time-frame is contradictory. 

People with MDD don't have trouble with steroids? That has been mentioned as a different treatment, but I'm worried because I'm bipolar.

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