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Posted by Eddie on November 27, 2000 at 01:46:07:

In Reply to: HELP ME SOMEONE THE PAIN IS NOT "IN MY HEAD" posted by stacey on July 28, 2000 at 18:36:53:

: HELLO
: I'M STACEY... I'M 20 TURNING 21 IN AUGUST AND I SUFFER FROM SEVERE PAIN IN MY FEET
: A YEAR AND A HALF AGO I HAD SURGERY ON BOTH FEET.. THEY TOLD ME I HAD AN EXTRA BONE IN EACH FOOT AND SAID IT WAS A NAVICULAR ACESSORY BONE .. ANYHOW.. I HAD PINS OUT IN MY FOOT (ARCHES) THE TENDONS ADVANCED AND NOW I FEEL LIKE I'M IN MORE PAIN THAN I EVER WAS BEFORE.. I'VE SEEN COUNTLESS DR.'S AND ALL THEY CAN TELL ME IS THAT I'M TO YOUNG TO BE FEELING ANY PAIN AND THAT I'M A JUNKIE AND ITS ALL IN MY HEAD. I WAS DIAGNOSED ALSO BY ONE DR THAT I HAD REFLEX SYMPATHETIC SYNDROME OR RSDS.. IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION.. OR KNOWS OF WHAT PROGRAMS WILL HELP A 20 YEAR OLD, COLLEGE STUDENT WITH NO MONEY.. AND NO KIDS.. PLEASE LET ME KNOW
: THANKS EVERYONE
: GOD BLESS...
: STACEY

Stacey,
I have RSD and I know the terrible pain involved.
It is not in your head. It has been some of the worst pain I have ever endured. If you are not seeing a neurologist and undergoing intense physical therapy chances are the condition will
continue to advance. There are 4 stages to RSD you do not want it to advance! It can spread to your other foot. Most people never walk again unless it is vigorously treated with medication and physical therapy early.

I am currently in physical therapy, which involves warm and cold water therapy, I bathe my foot for 4 minutes in warm water and then 2 mintues in cold water switching back and forth for a total of 18 minutes and then have many exercises I do. I am also under the care of a neurologist, and take Nurontin 300 mg 3 times a day and viiox 25 mg once a day, I am improving now and hopefully soon I will walk again without crutches. Hope this information helps you.

Regards
Eddie ( I am a woman)

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