rsd and pain meds
Hi everyone. New to this forum. Have rsd, started lasted year after a broken arm, arm ddn't heal, hand became permanently contracted into claw shape while in cast, then surgery to put pins and pins in arm, then frozen shoulder which was manipulated under anesthesia (MUA) to free it. Arm and hand are permanently screwed up, but the MUA for worked shoulder-- but now a year later shoulder pain is back. Hand/lower arm pain is constant. Anybody else have a frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) and then have it happen AGAIN with rsd? I guess my particular type is called 'classic shoulder-hand syndrome' and I've read everything I've found online back to the 1960's but nobody says much about the shoulder part. Also, meds-I take vicodin when the hand is too much, usually at least once a day 7.5/500, and I occasionally take cyclobenzaprine. That works well for the pain, especially combined with the vicodin, but leaves me unable to function the next day. Does any/one here take a different muscle relaxant that works without the zombie-effect?
Appreciate any advice-