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What is RSD and what are the emotional symptoms?

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Old 04-21-2004, 04:30 PM   #1
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What is RSD and what are the emotional symptoms?

Hey, I hope some of you people here can help me. I am wondering what the emotional symptoms of RSD are, and what exactly RSD is. In the last few years I have lost the ability to feel emotions. I have read that emotion is created in the limbic system and that RSD affects the limbic system. Also, Can RSD affect orgasm intesity? and how is RSD diagnosed?

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Old 04-21-2004, 06:43 PM   #2
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Re: What is RSD and what are the emotional symptoms?

I noticed that you posted this question on a couple of the forums here at Healthboards.

RSD does affect the limbic system, ergo the emotions, and is sometimes one of the diagnostic criteria for RSD. But I don't think a person would only have RSD of the emotions, so to speak. RSD is a very painful disorder of the sympathetic nervous system where the nervous system overreacts to a pain stimulus. That initial pain stimulus can range from a stubbed toe to a major surgery. There is intense burning pain, loss of mobility, atrophy and much more.

If you are really curious about RSD I will bump up some threads for you to read. The Mayo Clinic article contains diagnostic information.

Maybe you should consult your doctor or a psychiatrist about your lack of emotions in recent years. Perhaps you have had some hormonal changes that need addressed or you are suppressing something emotional.


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Old 04-23-2004, 09:05 AM   #3
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Re: What is RSD and what are the emotional symptoms?

If you are on anti-depresive medication they can affect your emotions and orgasm intesity; side-effect maybe?
Just a thought

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