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Old 07-28-2009, 09:41 AM   #1
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New RSD Patient = What Test for RSD?

While I've had problems for years, it just became official in April that I have RSD in my right arm. Last week I was told it's in the left arm and to be honest I'm not sure that my legs aren't also affected. I'm working with a neurologist on this and have had MRI's, blood tests, EMG's and bone scans. Everything pretty much shows nothing other than arthritis. She talks about sending me to Milwaukee as they have a lab that can do a test for RSD. Anybody know what TEST? How it is done? How accurate it is, etc.?
My husband is really upset about this whole thing and I'm trying to decide if the time and expense is really necessary as I've gotten confirmation from two neurologists now. I have a consultation scheduled to sit down with my family doctor and husband to discuss everything but I'm trying to decide if I should get this test or not. I means a 3 hour drive, test and 3 hours home again. Trying to dot the i's and cross the t's.