ME/CFS AUSTRALIA (SA) INC
Registered Charity 698
PO Box 28,
South Australia 5007
Closed while relocating
1300 128 339
ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc supports the needs of sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and related illnesses. We do this by providing services and information to members.
ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc aims to keep members informed of the various research projects, diets, medications, therapies etc. All communication, both verbal and written, is merely to disseminate information and not to make recommendations or directives.
Unless otherwise stated, the views expressed on this Web site are not necessarily the official views of the Society or its Committee and are not simply an endorsement of products or services.
Injections of lidocaine 'show good results in fibromyalgia patients'
Thursday 26 March 2009
The UK’s Arthritis Research Campaign reports on research results published in the medical journal Clinical Rheumatology that show a marked improvement in Fibromyalgiapatients when given intravenous injections of lidocaine, a drug used primarily in dentistry and minor surgery.
The article noted:
“The researchers used the last method [intravenous] on the study participants and administered the drug in escalating doses, beginning with 2mg/kg and continuing to 5mg/kg. The injections were given once a day for five days.
Pain and quality of life was noted at the beginning of the study, after the fifth dose and again after 30 days. Results showed significant improvements in both areas after the fifth day, which continued for 30 days.”
The researchers concluded their research by saying that intravenous lidocaine injections are “safe and effective in the management of fibromyalgia”.
The full article can be found here:
blog comments powered by Disqus