Yes, I had both. Well, I should say, HAVE both... But the RSD is currently in remission...and the Lyme/Bartonella are definitely NOT in remission...LOL!
So I was diagnosed with RSD in 1999, but it actually started in 1997. 2 years later, a lot of pain and a very aggressive physical therapy program got me into remission. I did not know about Lyme then.
Was finally diagnosed with Lyme in 2007. Then I found out Bartonella+Lyme can cause RSD in some people...so I think this is why I had the RSD problem.
My RSD is in remission, and it stays that way unless I get too ill and can't do any physical activity. Then I start getting the crushing sensation in my foot again...but it goes away quickly when I start exercising again.
So yes, there is hope for remission and I believe RSD can be cured if it is caused by Lyme/coinfections and the infections are treated by an experienced LLMD/LLND.
Chronic Lyme, Bart., Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut dysmotility & non-specific inflammation, Lupus, Osteoporosis, etc.; G-Tube
Meds: Flagyl, Domperidone, Claritin, Andrographis & other herbs, homeopathy, supplements, etc.