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A NEW question about lidocaine

Tim Tillman tillman at ithink.net
Mon Feb 8 00:51:04 EST 1999


F. Frank LeFever <flefever at ix.netcom.com> wrote in message
news:79lhet$3ge at sjx-ixn10.ix.netcom.com...
>
>Lidocaine and other local anesthetics (incl. cocaine) have a potential
>for exacerbating seizure vulnerability, and I believe susceptible
>people may have "partial seizure-like" experiences.  We know litle
>about the basis of panic attacks, but they can be chemically induced
>(viz., the lactic acid probe); and some partial-seizures manifest
>themselves as emotional experiences (suggesting focus in some limbic
>structure), including panic.  Conceivably, your reported history of
>panic attacks may be relevant to a vulnerability to lidocaine side
>effects.

Yes, but throughout dental experiences and having several other visits to
the dermatologist to remove moles, I never experienced such a reaction.  I
wonder if I should avoid lidocaine in the future?  What about the
other -caines?

Tim







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