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... Karen, You are so nice - thanks so much for your reply. I took your advice and ate some saltines this morning instead of gulping down my pills with coffee and running out the door. It definately helped. I also put my vitamins in my pocket and will take them a little later instead of mixing them with everything else. Scio Lady - good luck with your contraption - I hope... (32 replies)
... Meds will mess with the tummy for sure! Sorry all of you are in so much pain from the weather.....snow....brrrrrrrr. Do you eat when you take your meds? I try and make sure I get something in me that will help "absorb" the meds so to speak. I'm not big on eating till a few hours after I wake up so if nothing else I eat crackers or lightly buttered toast, a biscuit if I have... (32 replies)
... The rep obviously didn't know a darn thing about rsd!!! Geez....keep it from spreading. Pffftttt Ah well......if they want to take it out then tell them, sure take the stupid thing out but don't think for a minute you'll be "repositioning" it and leaving it in there!!!!! Nope....far, far better to leave it out because "messing" with it won't accomplish anything and will lead... (32 replies)

... Hi I am scheduled for a third block in a few weeks (SGB since my RSD started in my shoulder) and my PM doc said he would start the lidocaine concurrently. I'm not sure I understand what will be involved, I need to call his office and find out how all this will work. The weather has been atrocious this winter in the NE, one flare just leads into another. I don't know... (32 replies)
... Hi Karen; I agreed to go ahead w/the neurostimulator because the company rep said, "it would keep the rsd from spreading in 99% of the time" - well, now...most days I have to turn the dang-gone thing down to near off as the "comforting vibration" they promised turns to a spiking jagging ....not near anything comforting ...stupid expensive machine; yeah, yeah, they reprogram... (32 replies)
... Hello again Tigerlily, I forgot something so I'm writing again. I was talking with my RSD doctor my last visit about the lidocaine infusions and he said he'd be willing to send me to an anestheologist to see if they would do one so I'm hopeful you're able to get more info and maybe have 1 done. Michelle swears by them. A flare for me is a very painful turn where I have to... (32 replies)
... Tigerlily, I'm sooo very sorry to hear that you're suffering so much. I've never had a block, but my pain has been very nasty for about 5 days now. I agree with you cuz I'm also scared about the scs -- So much can go wrong, plus the spread. I've been looking into the drug pump -- I dont know much about it but am interested in getting more info. Have you thought about... (32 replies)
... HI Michelle and Gaollan Thanks so much for your support..both of you have a lot of experience between you with RSD so I feel very fortunate to get your help ! I had a couple of questions on how you interpret flare.. For me, flare is when that terrible burning pain happens, when it feels like your feet/legs are in the fireplace..is that what a flare feels like to... (32 replies)
... I had mine done under fluoroscopy,live xray, so it didn't go astray. I believe this reaction is most likely due to the pain being SIP, Sympathetically Independent Pain. I also believe when the pain goes independent is when it's more likely to spread. Now, if only the ones researching would catch up with me! LOLOL Having SIP means you most likely won't get any kind of relief... (32 replies)
... Tigerlily, I am sorry to hear you had such a negative response with the block.. I had three of them also.. All of them would give me a flare up.. I don't know why.. but it did. I would experience the same thing when I would come home from PT.. I went for two yrs straight.. Everytime I would come home the pain would start... I kept telling the therapist.. He just... (32 replies)
... *Big Hugs* I'm sooooo sorry you're having such a bad time. I know how you feel though because I had a horrific time after the one and only block I had done. I should explain that the rsd was in both legs,feet,hip,hands,arms and tops of shoulders at the time. So....yeah, my whole freaking body felt as if it were being ripped apart. This went on for 2 months. 20+ pain level. I... (32 replies)
... No, your doc didn't do the wrong block. For RSD in the lower extremities, it is common for the doc to do a lumbar sympathetic block which it sounds like you had. They can also do epidurals. You didn't get any relief from your knee pain? ... (5 replies)
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May 21, 2008
... ny meds amd med combos the pain Doc and I have tried I found that "keppra" and "cymbalta" along with pain and sleep meds seems to be working well right now. Also lumbar sympathetic nerve blocks every 3 months worked great until last month. Now we're talking about a spinal cord stimulator which,I'm not real anxious to do. ... (10 replies)
... The PM doctor I saw the other day for the first time wants to start doing nerve blocks in my back, for my foot... Even though it's been years since I've had RSD.. ... (8 replies)
... Hi all. I was wondering if anyone had the following side effects from a lumbar sympathetic block- nausea, vomiting, grogginess and feeling sleepy? :eek: :confused: Thanks. :p JennyLynne (2 replies)
... I had my first lumbar sympathetic block today. It was a breeze, I was given virset to relax me and then I felt only pressure. To the teams surprise my foot temp. ... (7 replies)
... An epidural block is put into the epidural space in your spine. This is in the center of your spine. A lumbar block goes between the vertebra in your spine and it's off to the side a bit. This is my understanding, anyway. ... (12 replies)
... I doubt though that you will get much relief from the lumbar block, but you never know till you try. Go into it with an open mind and pray that it helps. Good luck and keep us posted. ... (12 replies)
... Thanks everyone for your advice. My block went ahead as scheduled, but didn't work. I have a question - After the block, my leg felt a little warm & tingly for a few minutes, but there was no improvement in colour, temperature or pain. What does this mean? Why the warm, tingly feeling but nothing else? Any advice greatly appreciated once again. Thanks, (5 replies)
... Kwise, I had a spinal block in 1978 for knee surgery. I was cautioned that I could receive headaches for a couple of days after due to the removal of spinal fluid and replacement with pain meds. This is normal according to my docs at the time..I pray that your pain heals quickly....God bless.... (5 replies)




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