Hi , i have crps type II, which is similar or the same. Mine is caused from an injury so my diagnosis is based on the severe nerve damage from the injury but my syptoms are the same.
Where should I begin. I have burning, shooting, aching, stinging. Swelling for no apparent reason and swelling when I walk. Swelling when I expose the foot to the sun. Red hot and swollen at times and icey cold at others. I get stiffness and decreased range of motion. When the pain is real bad it spreads up my leg all the way to my hip, and sometimes even to the other foot. (though I think the pain in the other foot is all in my head)
When my symptoms act up my skin takes on a shiny appearance, and may turn red, purple, gray, or blotchy.
I am very sensitive to touch, like from a sock or when I wear a shoe. Sometimes my foot itches so bad I cannot stand it. I do get the creepy crawly feeling and sometimes just a deep throbbing ache.
One of the most painful sensation I get is, yep you got it, AIR. I would have never thought that a cool breeze on a summer day could cause pain, but it does.
Red wine also aggrivates my symptoms.
I have tried and tried to figure out my symptoms and learn to contol it but the more I try the more it changes, almost like the pain is saying to me " you cannot contol me, and since you think you have it figured out, I am just going to change on you!" So i gave up trying, as I would rather have my sanity. So i just take it most days. WHatever IT dishes out.
Good luck to you.
CRPS what a piece.
Permanent severe nerve damage from crushing injury.
CRPS, unwillingness to take meds. Doomed to a life of misery but with a positive outlook.
Post Edited (pieceOfCRPS) : 6/15/2008 10:05:48 PM (GMT-6)