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... I had 5 lumbar sympathetic blocks and one lumbar epidural block and all of them only lasted me 2-3 HOURS!! you are lucky you got days out of them.. I wish i had days releif. By the time i had them done and then was let go out of the hosp the pain was back full force!! :angel: Bryn (5 replies)
Ketamine and RSD
Aug 22, 2014
... I have had 3 outpatient ketamine infusions, each time with increased dosage (now up to 400 mg), in addition to taking oral ketamine (also in increasing amounts, now up to 600 mg/day). I have had GREAT success with ketamine. My last infusion gave me 100% pain relief for one week and 80% pain relief for the following two days. It's been the best results I've had from any... (6 replies)
... Hello ive had rsd/crps since 2011 and have done well over 40 SGNB,s and they do help infact it is the only thing that pushes the intense pain back for about 8 days . I have rsd in both sides left and right feet so i alternate the injections because they cant treat both sides at the same time so im always in pain trying to play catch up and dealing with this every day it gets... (15 replies)

... thanks! I'm really trying to stay positive through this whole thing..I've had three surgeries on my right foot and with each one, the pain and burning has gotten worse..I just don't want more burning and pain in my back..I would lose my mind.. (15 replies)
... I had my first Lumbar Sympathetic Nerve Block on 6/28 and it greatly improved my foot, which has CRPS. My pain decreased, my ROM increased, and within a few days I was walking about with minimal discomfort (as opposed to intense pain). My question is, how frequently should I be getting these blocks? I've heard of some people getting them close together, and others... (10 replies)
... cortisone would help. So,my question to you is I don't have severe pain,but some days are really painful and other days are not so should I go ahead and do the lumbar block that is scheduled for Wed.? ... (4 replies)
... I've had 6 sympathetic lumbar nerve blocks and i had each one without any sedation because I don't like sedation...I even chose to have a spinal for my foot surgery!! ... (8 replies)
... Hi Michelle, I'm so sorry about your fall. I can understand your fear about it coming back and I hope it doesn't. It's such a rollercoaster ride, isn't it? Be careful in that ice and snow...spring is coming :). Sharon :) (32 replies)
... Hey Karen, You said that so well.. That is how you determine it... I went for three blocks, not one of them did a thing.. If anything it made it worse... I think I was SIP right off the bat.. I know that SIP involves you SNS.. and my rsd came from herniated dics ... The dr had said. right away that I injured all the nerves going down the sides of my spine and the nerves... (32 replies)
... Michelle, Thanks for posting in the midst of your busy busy life!!! I know you're working now and then you come home and take care of your own family!! You story is amazing and so is your strength. I will talk to my P.M. doc and ask her what she thinks about whether mine is SMP or SIP. I'm concerned that she may not know the answer. I'm also concerned she doesn't know... (32 replies)
... Ask your doc if it only stays in one place and doesn't spread, then how can he explain a vast majority of people with rsd that have it full body? *snorts* See how he handles that one! LOLOLOL Hugs, Karen (32 replies)
... Hi everybody, Thanks for all your help !!!! I, too, am certain that all of this sudden neuropathy is RSD related, especially since my brain MRI came back nagative. My new neuro doc has arranged for bloodwork; 2 hour glucose test, B12 count, metabolic analysis, lyme disease, etc. This doc is thorough, (even though he thinks that RSD is only regional and that's why it's... (32 replies)
... Tigerlily.. I am so sorry it took this long to get back to your question.. I've been working full time the past couple weeks so I don't get on here as much as I would like to... To answer your question about the lidocaine working for SIP.. I've met pts who had one or the other.. and Yes. It has helped them.. I met a lady who's had RSD for over 22 yrs.. She finally... (32 replies)
... Tigerlily Your dr is right about the lidocaine infusion.. They do come with Risk but the risk is low. and you are monitored very closely. I can see when he means by last resort.. I've bad a lot of treatments blocks meds etc.. I'll tell you.. none of them worked.. Not one.. only the lidocaine infusion.. I guess its his job to try other things first before that...... (32 replies)
... The EMG 's are not very friendly. I my self had them on both feet and shoulders. Not pretty. I have nerve change in my lower back that they say will effect my left knee but as of yet hasn't happened. I have a neuro doing a my rsd and a internal med doc handing out the pain meds. The numbness that is around the incision I was told is because a nerve was cut or nicked. Mine has... (32 replies)
... I looked up causes for neuropathy and listed,among others, is nerve damage,meds like lyrica,cymbalta,Duloxetine hydrochloride, Pregabalin and other meds. I must insert a caution here......if you're taking any of those meds it does not mean that it's the cause of the neuropathy. I'd suggest thinking hard about exactly when the neuropathy began. If it started after taking any... (32 replies)
... Tigerlily, Once my RSD got diagnosed, my doc wanted me to see a neurologist because I had some nerve damage in my left foot/ankle. I had lots of numbing in my foot (on the bottom, where my incision is) so that's why. The neurologist ordered a test called an EMG on both my legs -- Holy cow, it was NOT comfortable. At times, it was even painful. During the test, they kept... (32 replies)
... Karen, Thank you for all your information -- It is very helpful. I've come to realize that doctors give the options, but man oh man, it's difficult to decide. I wonder what my doctor will do tomorrow when I see him. At my last visit, he discussed blocks -- Even those scare me because I don't want spread. I guess I'm just afraid, period. Fear is so awful, and I've got... (32 replies)
... Deb..Roseinsandiego... I had an appt. for the first time with a neurologist today...it was through my own ins. and not the worker comp ins. He said I have neuropathy..my left pinky has been numb on the lateral side and he thinks part of my non-rsd foot might have neuropathy as well (he did a lot of reflex testing and prodding with a tiny little needle)...he's going to do a... (32 replies)
... Well...first off, there is NO risk of becoming an addict. Getting addicted to pills of any kind can only happen if you don't have pain and taking them gives you a "high" or any kind of altered state of mind. Since I know for a fact none of us ever get high taking any pain med, then there will not be any addiction problem. Now, to use the proper terms, we become physically... (32 replies)


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