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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) Message Board


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[FONT="Georgia"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="Navy"][I]Hey there! My name is Debbie and I have been dianosed with RSD. It's been 10 months or so since they diagnosed me and a little over 3 years since the problems started.
I'm in a interesting situation now. I am 31 weeks pregnant and scheduled for a c-section on September 6th. This is baby #3 for me and it'll be the 3rd c-section. I know that surgery is not the best thing, but at this point after having 2 already via c-section, I have no other option. I'm getting my tubes tied too that way this is my last baby for sure. My current problem is that I am pregnant and my leg is causing me more and more pain with each passing day. The doctors took me off all medicine that I was on to try and control the rsd, since it was not safe for pregnancy. But is there something I can do??
It's getting bad and it's making what should be a very happy time in my life, a very painful one and very difficult. I just don't know what to do. It hurts and I just want it to stop. Please help me. If you know of any pregnancy safe things that I can do, please let me know. Or any advice in general. I know I'm not the only one with this, but I'm still learning about it.

~Debbie [/I][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
So I have started doing the epsom salt baths, and they help. At least some. It also help all the other pregnancy aches and pains. I am also going to work on getting more information about having the epidural left in for a few extra days. But I'll most likey have to go through the PM clinic to get that worked out.

I think your right about the extra weight contributing to the pain. I've gained a total of 13 pounds, and though it's on the low side, the doctors are fine with me not wanting to put on very much weight. It seems to be really difficult to get off. I'm thinking the bigger problem may be the change in center of gravity. I don't know.

One thing I am sure of is how bad this sucks right now. I really wish I could just have a day of being pain free. I know it sounds like a pity-party. I'm sorry. It just seems difficuly right now.

~Debbie
I read something by a woman who recently had a baby herself 3 weeks ago. She was on the duragesic patch the whole pregnancy. She also experienced a semi remission from 8 to about 31 weeks along before she began to feel pain in her leg. She also had c section and the doc put the epidural in into the spinal cavity instead of epidural space, a bit stronger and longer lasting than the epidural they gave her a 24 hour morphine in that space as well, for her c-section. She has had about 2 weeks of no pain but is slowing getting little flare ups in her leg.

Her baby girl was born very healthy as well and is a total cutie!

Hope this helps you.

Hugs,

Karen





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