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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) board


Hi Everyone!

My name's Kate. I'm a 26 year old married mum of three, and I've had RSD for almost four years. Mine started from a blood test where the needle caused nerve damage. I've later found out that there was a procedure to follow in the event of nerve damage to make it heal within two months, but none of that was done for me, so I'm stuck with RSD forever I guess!

I have it in my right arm and hand, and its spread up to my shoulder and neck in the form of muscular and joint pain, from doing things awkwardly to stop my arm hurting. I'm currently on MS Contin 30mg, Baclofen 25mg, and tomorrow I'll start Lexapro. Anyone offer any advice on that?

I've had one nerve block, but hated the whole thing, as it was a needle that did this to me! LOL It only gave me a few hours relief so wasn't worth doing again. I've also been on Neurontin, Tramal, a calcium channel blocker and mexitil. I think I'm slowly running out of tablet options so getting a bit worried about what would come next. The MS Contin had been great for about 4 months, but for the last 6 weeks I've been worse than I have been since the start.

Anyway, just thought I'd introduce myself. I've been in another RSD group but I seem to post more than anyone, and sometimes you just need some feedback you know!? Looking forward to getting to know you all.

x Kate
Quote from KateInAustralia:
Hi Everyone!

My name's Kate. I'm a 26 year old married mum of three, and I've had RSD for almost four years. Mine started from a blood test where the needle caused nerve damage. I've later found out that there was a procedure to follow in the event of nerve damage to make it heal within two months, but none of that was done for me, so I'm stuck with RSD forever I guess!

I have it in my right arm and hand, and its spread up to my shoulder and neck in the form of muscular and joint pain, from doing things awkwardly to stop my arm hurting. I'm currently on MS Contin 30mg, Baclofen 25mg, and tomorrow I'll start Lexapro. Anyone offer any advice on that?

I've had one nerve block, but hated the whole thing, as it was a needle that did this to me! LOL It only gave me a few hours relief so wasn't worth doing again. I've also been on Neurontin, Tramal, a calcium channel blocker and mexitil. I think I'm slowly running out of tablet options so getting a bit worried about what would come next. The MS Contin had been great for about 4 months, but for the last 6 weeks I've been worse than I have been since the start.

Anyway, just thought I'd introduce myself. I've been in another RSD group but I seem to post more than anyone, and sometimes you just need some feedback you know!? Looking forward to getting to know you all.

x Kate


Kate:

:wave: I understand what you are going through. I also have RSD in right hand and arm. Hang in there! :bouncing: