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Old 02-18-2003, 09:15 PM   #1
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Lightbulb HOW DO I KNOW IF I'VE GOT RSD & WHAT TESTS DO I NEED TO HAVE DONE?

I AM NEW TO THIS BUT WOULD LIKE FOR ALL WHO HAVE THE SYMPTOMS OF RSD/ HAVE RSD TO PLEASE ELLABORATE ON THIS SUBJECT BECAUSE I FEEL THAT I MAY HAVE THIS. WHICH STINTS FROM AN INJURY TO MY LEFT SHOULDER IN SEPT. 2000. THE PAIN IS SO BAD RIGHT NOW THAT IT IS UNBEARABLE!! MY FAMILY DOCTOR IS TRYING TO GET ME IN TO SEE A SPEACIALIST BECAUSE HE'S IS NOT SATISFIED WITH WHAT THE ORTHO DR'S HAVE SAID. AND THEY HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO TEL ME WHY I HAVE BEEN IN SO MUCH PAIN!!
help please!!!!!

 
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Old 02-20-2003, 05:07 AM   #2
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Bo, If you have a pain/anesthesiaologist Dr. , in private practice, in your area that is who you need to see. They cancelled by pain pump trial to do the nerve block b/c the quicker you get to RSD the better, DON'T WAIT. My nerve block was sucessful but having another one also, 2 weeks apart. First one worked but still some color and a tad of swelling.
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Old 02-20-2003, 09:26 PM   #3
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thanks for your response but wouldn't i need to see a neurologist? I have had an MRI done as well as a few other test but nothing has really told my doctor WHY i am staying in this UNBEARABLE pain!!! although i am not giving up hope until i do find out what is wrong with me!!

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Bo,
Yes, your PCP must refer you to a neurologist then he can refer you to a pain/anethesiaologist in private practice. If caught in time you can receive nerve block injections to put it into remission. I am in the process of this right now. The first injection has taken 2/3 of the swelling down and I go for another this Tuesday. That would be in two weeks time.
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Old 02-22-2003, 12:49 PM   #5
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Hi Bo
I am new to this board but not to RSD. An anesthesiologist will be your best friend if they are specialized in pain managment. Try to find one soon and get there quick, the sooner the more likely to get into remission. I sure wish you luck as you move forward.

 
Old 04-05-2003, 11:01 AM   #6
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Here is my delima. My pcp W/c doctor has referred me to a nerulogist because she suspects that I have Rsd. The complication that I have been enduring over the past seven or eight months are equivalent to RSD symptoms (constant burning pain in my right dominant hand,tremors, inability to complete fine motor task such as using chalk and writing with a pencil). In addition, i have had OT?Pt therapy off and on for 5 or 6 months and still haven't regained any fine motor movement in my right domiment hand and this frustrating.

After seeing the neurologist, he gives me a full body sketletal exam without the use of isotopes and a emg test. When he gets the results back form the test, he states that he doesn't feel that I have Rsd.

I have several general questions. What test are generally given to to diagnose RSD? Also, I want to know what course of treatment could be in order for my condition.

 
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Here is my delima. My pcp W/c doctor has referred me to a nerulogist because she suspects that I have Rsd. The complication that I have been enduring over the past seven or eight months are equivalent to RSD symptoms (constant burning pain in my right dominant hand,tremors, inability to complete fine motor task such as using chalk and writing with a pencil). In addition, i have had OT?Pt therapy off and on for 5 or 6 months and still haven't regained any fine motor movement in my right domiment hand and this frustrating.

After seeing the neurologist, he gives me a full body sketletal exam without the use of isotopes and a emg test. When he gets the results back form the test, he states that he doesn't feel that I have Rsd.

I have several general questions. What test are generally given to to diagnose RSD? Also, I want to know what course of treatment could be in order for my condition.

 
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