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Old 01-30-2013, 09:18 PM   #13
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Re: scared to ask PM Doc

Who told you that you may have RSD? RSD is easily diagnosed so it should not have taken two years for the diagnosis or ruling it out to have been done. What testing has been done-imaging, nerve testing, etc? There are several tests that can be done to either confirm or dismiss RSD as the cause of your pain. Are you seeing a pain management doctor who is familiar with RSD or are you seeing your GP and having them treat your pain? If you are seeing your local doctor, then that is certainly not the best choice and it might be much more beneficial on your part to find your way to a board certified RSD pain management doctor in your nearest big city.
As far as the reduction in meds goes, it does indeed sound like she is tapering you off the meds, but I would certainly either make an appointment to discuss it with her, and find out what her plan is for determining what is causing the pain you are having and what she plans to offer for the pain if reducing or stopping pain medication is a part of her current plan.
Have you done any physical therapy for your foot/ankle? That is essential in the treatment of CRPS/RSD.
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