Living with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome/RSD

I could not have explained this better myself!
When I find blog posts from others with CRPS, and it’s that post that explains what CRPS is in their own words…. I always reblog it. I think it’s very important for people to 1) know about CRPS/RSD but
2) See how there are many similar aspects in each of us… But we all experience different things as well. Which is one reason that I feel it’s difficulty in treating the condition… Bc not one case is the same.
We must hold on to hope, doctors are slowly but surely starting to understand what is actually going on, and what CRPS actually is.
Soon, they will find more effective treatments. We are fighters. If Fighting through the pain until they find treatments, being a Guinea pig for doctors so they can try the different treatments/theories,etc. what it takes to help us all “put out the fire”, then I’ll continue to do so.
I think we are close, keep fighting! We got this 😉
Love, Heather Lynn

Paulette's Blog

Living with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD), is like having a nightmare, and never waking up from it! RSD/CRPS is a chronically painful and debilitating neurological disorder, that affects the central nervous system, the muscles, the bones and joints, and the skin. This disorder can manifest spontaneously, after an injury to a limb such as a broken leg, or after having surgery, a stroke, or a heart attack. Even injuries such as a paper cut or pinprick, can literally change one’s life forever.

In 1995, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/CRPS, replaced Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome/RSD. However, it is still quite common for doctors and patients, to refer to this syndrome as RSD. There are several characteristic symptoms of this syndrome. Some of the more common symptoms are extreme chronic pain, harrowing burning pain, extreme swelling of the affected limb(s)/areas, and profuse sweating in the affected areas. Other symptoms are discoloration of…

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