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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) Message Board

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[FONT=Comic Sans MS][COLOR=DarkOrchid]Hi Cher,

I'm glad you found us. You have come to the right place if you're looking for info, support and even a few laughs. I have had RSD for the past 17 years (since I was 15). I know how much it stinks. I have also tried almost every treatment and med that they offered me. I've had the calcitonin injections, lumbar sympathetic blocks, sympathectomy, trial of a spinal cord stimulator and now I have a morphine/bupivicaine pump and it's great! It has helped me so much. I highly recommend it if you have come to the end of the road as far as treatments go. I can't say that my pain is any better than before the pump (although I was on high levels of M.S. Contin before the pump so maybe that's why I don't notice a big difference). The big plus for me is that I'm not half as depressed as I was when I was on oral meds. The meds in the pump don't go through your system. They go directly to the spinal canal so you don't get all the side effects that you can get from oral meds. The bupivicaine is great because it is a numbing-type med and besides controlling pain, it also controls other RSD symptoms, like sweating and some color changes.

Anyway, that's my story. I really hope you stick around here.

Sharon :)[/COLOR][/FONT]

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