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    topical creams
    marieh9 posted:
    I have tried many different topicals for back pain:
    Lidocaine patches
    voltarin gel
    ketamine topical
    ketamine plus flexeril topical
    ketamine plus Ibupropin topical

    of these volarin gel helps short term and a little
    ketamine plus flexeril helps or ketamine alone helped a little more, but it does go somewhat systemic and gave me a few side effects such as a feeling of disaccociation or being a bit outside yourself (not very strong but there), toes started tingling, the flexeril gave me palpitations even as a cream and somewhat sleepy. Lidocaine didn't work at all for me
    hope this helps
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