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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) board


Cheryl,
My husband takes 200 mg of Lyrica (along with a lot of other meds. He counted yesterday, and takes 12 different medications--not all for RSD--some for cholesterol, blood pressure, etc.) 750 mg is a lot! We have had the opposite problem; my husband sleeps all day. He is trying to reset his clock. The Strattera is really helping him stay awake, so the 12th med is worth it.
Michelle,
I agree with everyone else that if your boyfriend wanted to leave, he would. The fact that he is staying means that he does care. Speaking from the spouse's perspective, it may be hard to hear the same complaint over again and feel powerless to do anything about it. I am a "fixer" by nature, and there is nothing I can do to "fix" this. I do tell him to go sit down and put his feet up or remind him that he went to the store and walked, when he can't figure out why his feet hurt so much. I usually just sit and be with him when he is crying and angry about his future. He says he doesn't want me to say anything, just be there. He has gotten a lot out of going to counseling with a psychologist who specializes in coping with pain. I highly recommend it. I go with him every few months, but since it is paid for by worker's comp, I can't really go on a regular basis.
Hang in there,
Sunny