Hi, im sorry you are dealing with this
I had a major injury to the left foot from a lawnmower accident back in 1978 or so. I had several compound fractures, and complete reconstruction of the foot. I lost one toe to gangreen. I had pain over the years but noting that was to horrible. 8 or so yrs ago, i was dx w/ RSD after having severe pain and could not walk on the foot. I had to use a wheelchair for a few months as just putting my foot on the ground hurt beyond words. I then started seeing my pain management specialist. He started by putting me on pain meds and then added nurention (sp). After the nurenton did not work, i stopped it. We then started the lumbar sympathetic blocks (spinal blocks). In the beginning, they worked amazing. I got them in a set of 3. So, one block every other week till i did 3 blocks. I would get the set of 3 twice a yr. It is what got me up and walking. PT did not, pain meds did not.
After all the yrs of blocks, i am starting to get used to it, and am needing blocks more often. They have started to add Ketmine to the IV when i get my blocks now (supposedly, it is suppose to help rsd?) My PM tries to hold me off as long as possible but is good about letting me get them when i need them.
I can say that my foot is mostly purple all the time now. Sometimes it goes blue. We have added lyrica which is really suppose to be having very good results w/ rsd, but i have not taken it long enough to comment. Anyways, i just wanted to tell u about my experience w/ the blocks. Some doc won't do them and some want to do only procedures. I seem to have found a happy medium. Good luck
2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1999-current, chronic hemmoragic ovarian cysts, w/ partial ovary removal
1977, complete reconstruction of foot after lawnmower accident (chronic pain)
6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day