Has anyone heard of any research or trials using IV Lidocaine for post-mastectomy pain? Is this pain a common side effect or more unusual?
Hi. I hope I can help a little. I’m a retired trauma nurse and IV lidocaine was something we used for our patients with chest injuries and especially fractured ribs. It’s a great non opioid alternative and we had excellent outcomes with it. As Far as using it for mastectomy patients, I have no experience with that but it makes sense that it could help. I had very little discomfort post mastectomy. I took nothing stronger than Tylenol and Advil.
Thanks for your information. My daughter is considering entering a research trial at Sunnybrook hospital. No details at this point.