I have had CRPS going on 4 years now, and unfortunatly I have the absolute unbearable pain kind......... I just whant to say I have never heard of painless crps???? But just like everyone else here, I am certinatly not a doctor, but sometimes being a patient is almost as good for results and trial of some importance.
Your doctor may have meant different kinds of pain meds. Some that are considered pain meds are not the usuall percocett,dillaudid,hydromorphone in different breakdowns or even oxycontin or pain patches, there are a million types of actual pain meds to try at the right time. You obviously are not there yet or never will be? Who knows. But the point I want to make is that there are nuerological pain meds out there that do not work like quick fixes I have mentioned here. Like the lyrica, many people that have some kind of nuerological problem 90% of then are taking lyrica because it is a long term medication that is sopposed to work over time. Another is cymbalta which is advertised as an anti-depressent, but I talked to my pain mngmt and cymbalta is given out over 80% of the time to help with nuerological patients.(besides there are so many deppresent meds out there they have a long choice). Those are just two examples of pain meds listed undr pain medication.
Anyway smokie Like the posts before me, It would be a huge advantage to get yourself a good crps doctor, they definatly make a difference. These thoughts just come from some experience that I like to throw out there sometimes when inquired about
Hope Everone Has A Pain Free Day!!!
(P.S. I really sure could go for a smokie now and then!!! Urinary tests are good and bad!!)
Post Edited (PAlady) : 10/15/2008 10:29:36 AM (GMT-6)