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Re: RSD left hand and I have a spinal cord stimulator

Re: RSD left hand and I have a spinal cord stimulator

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Posted by pj on November 03, 2000 at 02:39:49:

In Reply to: RSD left hand and I have a spinal cord stimulator posted by Linda in Kentucky on October 31, 2000 at 11:02:48:

: I have been living with rsd for 5yr I had a stimulator put in Nov of 1998 I do have some pain with it that is because I were it all of the time .my Dr told me to turn it off at least 2hours a day and take one day and not were it at all.I hope that will help anyone else that is having problems.I went to Ducke to have mine put in my Dr was Dr Bruno Urban and he is very good.I also try to lay down alot durning the day and I am on alot of meds if I can help anyone please e-mail me.
: Linda

Linda,

Hello. My Doctor wants me to have the spinal stimulator implanted for the RSD in my left leg, that has moved to my hip and pelvic. Before this can happen I have to see a Psychiatrist specilizing in pain management and depression (which I have a motherload of). Is this the norm? Did you have to do this? You said your Doctor asks you to turn it off a couple of hours a day and to try not to wear it some days. Is yours implanted in/on your spine? Do you have any problems with it? Are you able to work? Sorry to be so nosey, but I am a little afraid of this and some of the info I have gotten from the internet such as no long car trips, do not sit for long periods of time, avoid metal detectors and anti-theft devices (almost all dept. stores have these), microwaves etc. scares me. At the moment I am on Oxicontin 40 mg, Oxir 5, Neurontin and Effexor. Do you still need the meds? Or am I under a misconception the implant will eliminate the pain and the need for the meds? I am a 46 year old female and have only been fighting this monster since March 2000, but in that short time I have turned into a totally different person. I have always been super active and always on the go or creating, painting, building, growing something for my garden (now a weed bed) or sewing. I may now be called the "slug". I do not have the energy to do anything (this is my biggest depression) it seems to take all my energy to focus on daily things, like getting out of the bed, making myself move from the chair to get a drink of water etc.. I am no good at doing "nothing". I have had 36 various blocks altogether, the implant has gotten a 2nd and 3rd opinon from different Doctors and seems to be the last option I have. Any feed back for me?




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