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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) Message Board


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Hi, I am a 37 year old who had RSD in ankle back in 2004 and after 3 lumbar sympathetic blocks, it slowly started going away...

For two years I was so happy to be living pain free I did not think or know that RSD is never cured you are just in remission.

In March I suffered a miscarriage after a stressful In vitro fertiliztion pregnancy, the RSD showed up 5 days after my D&C, while I was stretching my leg.

I went immediately for lumbar sympathetic nerve block in April - 3 weeks after start of symptoms, and it just didnt go away...I have had my 4th block this Monday, and am getting scared. I was doing very well until my ankle started acting up and now I am limping around. I had a cane that I was using in 2004 but threw it away, thinking I would never need it again.

The blocks and medications I am on are helping. The Dr says that in this acute stage they hope to "break the cycle of pain" so hopefully the RSD can go away. I have no burning pain, or other symptoms, just sensitivity to cold going up my thigh and ankle pain that feels like hit my funny bone times 50!!!


I had to quit my job this week as I am having trouble walking.

I am really worried.. What else can I do to break this cycle of pain?

How do you know if you have sympathetically mediated pain or sip?





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