Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

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Dinosaur
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   Posted 10/11/2010 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I posted this question on my Facebook lupus page and figured I'd post it here as well.
Has anyone ever heard of this?
I've had a numb but hypersensitive feeling in most of my right wrist and forearm (and very slightly in the left) ever since I got Tendonitis in March of this year. I got tendonitis again 2 months ago, and the hypersensitivity is worse than ever. It hurts really bad if I even barely touch my arm with something. It hurts to even blow a little air on it! I believe this is caused from CRPS, and I was wondering if any of you have experience with this.

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition that mainly affects the arms and legs. Symptoms include:
-Pain that may move farther up or down the affected limb
-Severe burning, aching pain that increases with the slightest touch or breeze
-Skin that becomes dry and thin, changes color
-Swelling with warmth or coolness

I have all of these symptoms. I've been applying an ice pack to my arm once or twice a day for quite some time now. I don't currently have health insurance or a lot of money but I think I'll have to go into the doctor soon anyway for this before it gets any worse. It's going to cost a fortune. shakehead I'm so frustrated with all these health problems!!

-Misty
23/F/FL
Lupus sucks :-)

Butterflake
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   Posted 10/13/2010 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Misty. I've never heard of CRPS. I get lots of pain, loss of sensation or sometimes sensitiviy to touch or cold, but not like you describe. Mine is from lupus, fibromyalgia, and raynaud's. Maybe someone will come come along who can help you. It really sux that you don't have health insurance. I hope it doesn't cost much to treat. Love, Butterflake

aimsgirl16
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   Posted 10/14/2010 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Misty, but I have nver heard of this. It doesnt sound very comfortable at all! I think I remember seeing you had a dr apt today? What did the doctor say? Sure hope things will improve for ya girly!
Amy
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PRN: Imitrex, hydrocodone, Ambien, Flexeril, Ultram, Darvocet, Zofran

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Dinosaur
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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 10/14/2010 11:10 PM (GMT -6)   
The doctor thinks that's what it is, and she wrote me a prescription for Neurontin, which is quite a bit like Lyrica for the nerve pain. It's got quite a long list of side effects (some are rather scary!), so I'm hoping they'll be minimal. The good news is I can get the prescription for just $20 at Sam's Club! I'm glad I called around, Walgreens has it listed for $36. I'll let you know how it goes and if it helps at all!


-Misty
23/F/FL
Lupus sucks :-)
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