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Re: Rsd vs raynauds
Feb 11, 2012
Thank you for your response. I appreciate any thoughts and personal experience that you have had. So far the temperature changes (hot and cold) color changes (red, blue and white or even black) has not spread past my hands (fingers and palms) and toes and a bit past the joints are affected. I have swelling mainly in my right hand to the point where I can't put my rings on. It is also much worse in the morning. There are times I can't make a fist or hold my toothbrush. Strength has decreased also. I have ridges in my nails but they are not brittle. I have planned on having an EMG not sure if they will do more than one for different areas. I will put a call in on Monday to the pain management. Glad you don't have MS. How long did the Stellate Ganglion Blocks work the other times you had them? How many did you have? Can you describe the procedure and how you felt. I had cervical epidurals and selective nerve root blocks in my neck prior to be fused. I think they are similar just in a different location. Sorry for the rambling. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. :)
Re: Rsd vs raynauds
Feb 11, 2012
[QUOTE=frenchfri1003;4926452]Thank you for your response. I appreciate any thoughts and personal experience that you have had. So far the temperature changes (hot and cold) color changes (red, blue and white or even black) has not spread past my hands (fingers and palms) and toes and a bit past tyhe joints are affected. I have swelling mainly in my right hand to the point where I can't put my rings on. It is also much worse in the morning. There are times I can't make a fist or hold my toothbrush. Strength has decreased also. I have ridges in my nails but they are not brittle. I have planned on having an EMG not sure if they will do more than one for different areas. I will put a call in on Monday to the pain management. Glad you don't have MS. How long did the Stellate Ganglion Blocks work the other times you had them? How many did you have? Can you describe the procedure and how you felt. I had cervical epidurals and selective nerve root blocks in my neck prior to be fused. I think they are similar just in a different location. Sorry for the rambling. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. :)[/QUOTE]

No problem frenchfri, (love that name;)) my blocks were for my feet. Wont your blocks be for your hands? If so, they are not quite the same. I had 4 blocks all for my feet. They put in a iv and gave me fentynal and versaid. (sp?) Then put some type off needle or something in my spine and shot the medicine in. They also used some kind of xray to make sure they were in the correct placement. Cant tell you much more because I was loopey luney tunes from the meds. Only the 1st block worked in my mind. The other 3 only gave me relief for about 10-12 hours. If your block is for your hands it is a bit different than what I had. I really hope someone who has had that type will see this and tell you what it is like. Hope that helps even if just a little. :) Karen





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