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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) Message Board

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Thanks for taking the time out to talk to me.. YOur so sweat..
Right now. I am ok.. I've had cervical problems since I was 16.. Iam 41 now. I was in a very bad auto accident yrs ago.. I just lucky to be alive to be honest.. Last time I spoke to the dr about surgery.. He wanted me to get the RSD calmed down.. He felt if that was calmed down that the pain in my cervical would calm down..
Even though I do have compression.. Iam not experiencing numbness like I did before. I went though PT for for yrs.. It aggravated my rsd but also helped with the herniations.. I had hard any range of motion in my neck and my right arm.. since then I do..
I do see Dr Schwartzman down in Phila PA.. Great specialist for RSD. He has spoke to my orthopedic surgeon about this. AT this time they both agree that taking care of the RSD is first..
To be honest.. Iam to afraid for surgery.. I have had over 16 surgeries in my life. I am tired of it.. I don't want it.. I think the RSD is out weighting the cervical injuries.. I was told that my RSD is harder to control because it starts from the neck runs down the spine.. I can tell when its rsd pain or cervical pain.. Such a different pain..
I use warm compresses all the time.. I live with it.. lol.. It my new partner.. lol.. Thats helps the pain so much for me.. I am going to be seeing the specialist the end of this month.. I will talk to him about it.. Right now I am losing range of motion. but its coming more from my muscles then the cervical.. Does that make any sense to you?
Today I woke up and felt like a I just went through h&*( the night prior.. I don't know why.. I really didn't do much different other then walk more.. My pain usually is delayed. If I do something on day.. I usually don't feel the pain that day.. I usually feel it the day or even 2 days later... The dr calls it delayed pain, and its very common with RSD.. Try it.. take a top of a pen.. rub it down your injured limb.. my case my whole body this happens.. just drawl a line.. Do you feel the pain right away? Mine usually happens with delay and I'll feel the pain spread.. . Even though I know this.. There still nothing they can do for it..
Today is a down day for me. One thing I have noticed and I have mentioned before on the boards.. When I menstrate Gosh.. my RSD is 100 times worse.. Do you flare from it.?? I hate it.. Today I hate it all.. Today is a pitty day for me.. lol..
Sorry for venting so long.. I will honstly talk to the drs about this.. and see which would be best for me..
I hope your day is ok..
Thinking of you,

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