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Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 06-24-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,086
Posted By Kelly0514
RSD and Pregnancy

Hello - My Husband and I have been trying to conceive for approx. 16 months with no success. Went through all of the tests and didn't find anything wrong so we started seeing a specialist. We decided...
Board: Burns & Injuries 05-20-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 900
Posted By Kelly0514
Angry Surgical Wound Not Healing

I've been dealing with a surgical wound that won't heal since the beginning of March. I had a 2nd surgery where they ended up putting in a skin graft and just found out it didn't take. So, now they...
Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 08-29-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,788
Posted By Kelly0514
Re: RSD and Menopause

Hello. I'm only 30 years old so I don't believe I'm going through menopause this early but it sure feels like it! Just like others mentioned, I get "hot flashes" out of nowhere and my whole body will...
Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 07-16-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,590
Posted By Kelly0514
RSD in stomach / organs?

Sounds crazy right? I have RSD in my foot and have been having stomach problems since April. A few times has landed me in the hospital for de-hydration. I did a posting a few days ago and someone...
Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 07-13-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,723
Posted By Kelly0514
Re: Stomach Problems from Rx's?

Yes, I always eat before taking them. I usually try to eat at least 30-45 mins before so I know the food is in my stomach. I've totally backed off them the last week or so and it seems like my...
Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 07-12-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,723
Posted By Kelly0514
Stomach Problems from Rx's?

I was diagnosed with RSD about 2 years ago and have been on several medications (oral) since the diagnosis. I recently started having severe stomach problems and I'm wondering if it could be from all...
Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 07-12-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,194
Posted By Kelly0514
Re: CRPS in foot - what kind of doctor should I have as my main dr?

I agree with the other comments. I have RSD in my foot as well from an injury / surgery. Initially I was treated by the podiatrist who did my surgery but as that healed, I switched to a Pain Mgmt...
Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 03-01-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,255
Posted By Kelly0514
Re: Nerve block question

Hello... I'm so sorry to hear about everything you have been through. I noticed in your post that you said there was an IL RSD Awareness Month? Is that still in place? When is it? I live in Illinois...
Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 03-01-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,473
Posted By Kelly0514
Looking for RSD Doc in Illinois

Does anyone know of any RSD doctors in Illinois or in the midwest? My health insurance website only lists "pain mgmt" and "neurological" physicians and I'm looking for one of the above that also has...
Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 11-18-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,574
Posted By Kelly0514
Re: Sympathetic Nerve Block

Hello,

I have RSD as well in my foot. To date, I have had about 5-7 nerve blocks. Sometimes I feel like I get some relief and other times nothing at all. They certainly don't seem to last very...
Board: Pain Management 03-04-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 11,093
Posted By Kelly0514
Spinal Cord Stimulation Recovery ?

Does anyone out there have a SCS? I'm going through the process to see if I'm eligible for the trial and have some questoins about the recovery time. I know everyone is different but wanted to see if...
Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 02-24-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,097
Posted By Kelly0514
Re: Spinal Cord Stimulator

Thank you so much for the information. It is VERY helpful. I am so happy to have found this board. Its great to hear 1st hand of people's experiences. I'm just very overwhelmed right now with the...
Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 02-23-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,097
Posted By Kelly0514
Re: Spinal Cord Stimulator

Thank you so much for the response and info. I absolutley love my doctor. He is the Director of Pain Mgmt at a very known hospital so I hope that I can "trust" him with the placement but I guess you...
Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 02-19-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,097
Posted By Kelly0514
Spinal Cord Stimulator

Hi everyone,

I went to see my pain mgmt doc today to talk about alternative options to help with my pain. (I have RSD in my foot) I have had 5 nerve blocks with no help and my doctor is...
Board: Sinus Problems 01-27-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,754
Posted By Kelly0514
Re: My Sinus Surgery Experience

Sorry, I forgot to comment on the allergy concern. I also have allergies to most plants and pollen. My allergies have gotten better since the surgery but I'm not certain it is a result of my...
Board: Sinus Problems 01-27-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,754
Posted By Kelly0514
Re: My Sinus Surgery Experience

When I first woke up from surgery, I didn't have any problems breathing through my nose. Thankfully, I didn't have any packing but that can vary depending on the surgeon and procedures completed....
Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 01-22-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,122
Posted By Kelly0514
Question Cold Weather = Pain.... Any suggestions?

I live in Chicago and sometimes feel like we experience winter year round! For the last few weeks, it has been very cold (single digits), rainy, and damp and I have noticed my pain level has gone up...
Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 09-09-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,575
Posted By Kelly0514
Re: Embarrassing Question, I can't believe I'm asking this...

Hi Alice,

Don't be embarrassed, I think all of us on this board have experienced this at one time or another... daily pain meds will do that to you! I agree with the responder below. I also found...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-20-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 39,052
Posted By Kelly0514
Re: Severe nerve pain post surgery

I saw a doctor at a Pain Mgmt Clinic - he specializes in RSD ad has a lot of exp with it. I was referred to him by my support group leader who has been seeing him for 20+ years. He is great, very...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-18-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 39,052
Posted By Kelly0514
Re: Severe nerve pain post surgery

I totally agree with the advice of a 2nd opinion. I was referred to a RSD specialist and I'm going to see him tomorrow. I assume he will send me for an MRI or other test to see if it is in fact RSD....
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-17-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 39,052
Posted By Kelly0514
Re: Severe nerve pain post surgery

My Dad contacted a RSD support group in Chicago and got in contact with the leader who referred me to her specialist in Chicago. With her referral, I was able to get an appointment on Wednesday! This...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-16-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 39,052
Posted By Kelly0514
Re: Severe nerve pain post surgery

Thank you for the info. I'm sorry to hear that you have gone through a similar problem. My biggest problem right now is trying to find a specialist. My Podiatrist is currently treating me and I would...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-15-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 39,052
Posted By Kelly0514
Re: Severe nerve pain post surgery

No, they're aren't any tests that can be performed but since we have tried everything else, I believe he is right. All of the symptoms match what I have. He's going to inject the nerves with a...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-15-2009, 07:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 39,052
Posted By Kelly0514
Re: Severe nerve pain post surgery

Well, we've had a recent development.. my doctor thinks I have RSD (Relex sympathetic dystrophy). I've done a lot of research on it and all of my symptoms match. I'm going to start injections next...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-14-2009, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 39,052
Posted By Kelly0514
Re: Severe nerve pain post surgery

Thanks for the feedback.

I had an actual incision for the surgery, it wasn't orthoscopic. The doctor claims he didn't even have to cut through any nerves for the surgery beacuse of where they went...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-13-2009, 07:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 39,052
Posted By Kelly0514
Re: Severe nerve pain post surgery

That sounds similiar to what I have except I don't have any bumps and its more of a "dark sun tanned color" - the feeling however is what you described. It also covers the whole top of my foot. The...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-12-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 39,052
Posted By Kelly0514
Severe nerve pain post surgery

I recently had surgery on July 29th to repair a torn ligament in my foot and re-attach the "flap" that goes over the ankle.

The surgeon said the surgery went well and to expect 5 weeks of a hard...
Board: Sinus Problems 07-11-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,754
Posted By Kelly0514
Re: My Sinus Surgery Experience

So far, things have been much for me since the surgery, but its only been a little over a month so its still hard to tell. My left sinus was 90% closed so breathing is much easier now! As for the...
Board: Sinus Problems 06-20-2009, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,754
Posted By Kelly0514
Re: My Sinus Surgery Experience

I was getting sinus infections about once every other month. Since my left side of my nose was almost completley blocked; my infections never really went away since they couldn't drain. I also had...
Board: Sinus Problems 06-18-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,754
Posted By Kelly0514
Re: My Sinus Surgery Experience

In terms of ability to breathe, it was much better once I got my splints out compared to before the surgery. (my left nostril was 90% closed from bone structure issues) However, the reason I had the...
Board: Sinus Problems 06-15-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,754
Posted By Kelly0514
My Sinus Surgery Experience

I just went through major sinus surgery about 2 weeks ago; I had my deviated septum repaired, turbinate reduction, removal of my concho bullosa, and some balloon thing.

I've seen a lot of ?'s on...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 04-17-2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,498
Posted By Kelly0514
Re: does propping up with pillows work for post nasal drip

Hello. For me, it def works. I'm going through it right now and I was coughing so much last night that I woke myself up multiple times. I propped the pills up behind me and was finally able to fall...
Board: Sinus Problems 04-09-2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,353
Posted By Kelly0514
Re: Sinus surgery and septoplasty

Hi Sam,

I am going through the same issue and am scheduled for surgery on May 26th. I have a severe deviated septum and concho bullosa (sp?). I have sufferred from allergies as well as chronic...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 03-23-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,474
Posted By Kelly0514
Re: So Scared! having Functional Endoscopic Surgery Panicking about NOT BREATHING !

Did you have packing after your surgery?? Did you get it taken out yet? Does it hurt really bad? I'm having my surgery in May and very nervous about it.
Board: Sinus Problems 03-19-2009, 05:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,901
Posted By Kelly0514
Re: Needs Sinus Surgery Advice

Hi. Thank you for the post; I'm sorry to hear you're still having problems. I hope you don't have to have another surgery. I'm going to see a 2nd opinion on Saturday to make sure they are...
Board: Sinus Problems 03-19-2009, 05:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,901
Posted By Kelly0514
Re: Needs Sinus Surgery Advice

Hi Heather,
Thank you for the information! The fear of pain is my biggest problem right now; especially the removal of the packing. Everyone seems to have the same opinion, it feels great to have it...
Board: Sinus Problems 03-11-2009, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,076
Posted By Kelly0514
Re: had my operation to open sinuses

Hi. Thank you for the posting. I did a posting yesterday regarding a surgery I have coming up. What did they do to open your sinuses? Was it from a deviated septum? Did they have to break your nose?...
Board: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 03-10-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,289
Posted By Kelly0514
Re: Abnormal-Normal Smear Results and HPV...

Hello. I've been going through your exact issue for over 2 years. I had an mild abnormal pap and tested positive for HPV. The first time, they said they were going to watch it, and to come back in 6...
Board: Sinus Problems 03-10-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,901
Posted By Kelly0514
Unhappy Needs Sinus Surgery Advice

I've had chronic sinus problems my whole life and they have gotten much worse over the last few years. I finally went to see an ENT and didn't get the news I was hoping for.

I have a deviated...
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