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    Actipatch for back has anyone tried this and did it help with pain relief in lower back.


    Hi Spursboy, yes I tried it years ago, but at the time was not effective for my pain, I use a Tens for nerve pain break through on top of my regular amitriptyline which a Tens masks it somewhat but does not take the pain away, for arthritis and chronic pain, the acti pad never touched my pain. I found it to weak a pulse. might ok for milder pain. But give it a go as everyone is different and what doesn’t work for one person might work for you, It was an 8 hour patch of heat /pulse therapy.Just try it if it works for you great. let us know how you get on with it and hope it works for you ,better than taken all the poison that some have to swallow.. take care and best wishes, Lee


    Hi Lee, thanks for your reply, I think I will give it a try, as you say anything is worth a try than all these pain killers the Gp keeps giving me and the still do not take the pain away.

    Jan Sadler

    Hi Spursboy
    If you do a search for Actipatch in the Search Forums box you will find lots of information.
    Good luck with it and let us know how you get on if you try the Actipatch.
    Jan at PainSupport


    Its no good going to your GP for painkillers, they will just give you the usual generic stuff.
    Problem is some painkillers will have zero effect on certain types of pain. i.e Nerve based pain.

    I would suggest getting to a pain clinic, and seeing a specialist who can prescribe what you need.
    If it is a nerve based pain, which most back pain is, then Tapentadol is really good. Im my 17yrs of pain its the only drug that helped me. Its new, released in 2012, so most GP’s do not know about it. And as of this year it can only be Prescribed by a Pain Clinic Doctor.
    Mainly due to the cost. £1240 a box of 50 !.


    My head has gone dizzy with the price of 50 tablets, I rather die!


    @Rosan Well in the UK you done pay for them, the NHS cover the cost. You just have to pay the £8 prescription fee.

    Some of us do not even have to pay that, if we have a life long illness like Nerve pain.

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