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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) board


I'm in the same boat you are Kate, my doc suggested a stim trial, so i'm set up to go on the 31st to have the trial hooked up to me. i really hope that works, Right now i'm on topamax, baclofen, lexapro, and methadone. i have tried several other combinations of drugs that haven't worked or i haven't liked. so i don't know if that's the route you want to go but my doc says that's the best route to go if you want to get off the pain meds.
~andrea~
Thanks for all your responses.
I've just moved interstate so haven't set up with a pain clinic yet. My dr is pretty good so I've started with him. I know which pain clinic to go to and know a bunch of RSD'ers that see him. He's very good, but all for surgical intervention (SCS, pump, IV etc) so I wanted to try all meds first, although maybe a pump or scs would be a lifesaver and better than meds anyway. So next time I see him (which will be this week now as I reacted to the lexapro) I'll get a referral, then see the PC dr in a few months, there's a bit of a wait.
But all your advice and personal experiences are so helpful- websites are great (couldn't imagine dealing with rsd with no internet) but often only tell you a onesided view of treatments, not personal views, so I appreciate everything you guys can tell me.
Can someone tell me what type of drugs Tegretol and Topamax are? I haven't tried them, but maybe I've had something like them.

msdrea- what dosage of baclofen are you on? I'm on 25mg a day, and thinking of going up. It really helps me. I've tried going off it when I thought it was having no effect but found such a difference without it. I wonder if going up to 50mg would make a difference. I don't get any side effects off Baclofen so would prefer going up on that rather than going up on the MS Contin.

x Kate