Originally Posted by Jimking
One test does not determine whether one has RSD or not. I can't stress that enough, and the doctor should know this. Unfortunately, it seems, it's several tests over a span of time. It took my wife 2 years just to hear a doctor mutter the word RSD.
You are so correct on that......there are so many factors in getting diagnosed with this horrible disease. I have had Crps for nearly 2 years, 9 months of the 2 years without even knowing. I couldn't figure out why it seemed as though my foot wanted to explode from swelling and across my shoulders it felt as if someone was holding a torch to my back and just running it back and forth. I had severe nerve damage and massive scar tissue from several surgeries on my right foot, then to explain my shoulder and pain , nerve damage to my right shoulder and and injury to my hand. None of this made any sense to me, THEN....my oldest daughter was in a severe car accident on 2/20/11 and suffered severe blunt force trauma to her brain among other injuries, but on 3/5/11 I had to make the decision of turning off the life support and 12 hours later she past away on 3/6/11. She was 28 years old, my first born and the mother to my only grandchild. My life hasn't been the same. I do have a son and daughter she left behind and the chronic depression, stress and inability to cope with the loss of my beautiful Jessie. I began to fell agonizing pain all over my body unlike anything I have ever felt in my life. It started in my right foot where I had my surgery. So I went to the doctor that treated me, he objects me with steriods, EVERY SINGLE TIME! This was when I was living in the sack area so for over 9 months, I'm dealing with this pain, purple colored foot, pain omg the pain was horrible. When I felt emotionally stable enough to leave my grand baby and after losing everything I had, I moved to Austin with my sister and immediately went to my orthodox specialist, he took one look at my foot and said there's nothing I can do, this being 11/14/12, and sent me to APA. Well I have been going there ever since. Being told the old injuries and loss of my daughter triggered the onset of the CRPS and because the other Dr didn't diagnose or catch it, it was past the point of getting control of it. It is now throughout my entire body. J am on some of the strongest pain meds and have had 9 SLBs to which not one has helped,. The last one has made my entire right are nearly crippled and my right foot, back all on fire. Geezzz sorry I was just going to try to answer a question and look at me you all know my horrible experience of my life for the last couple of years. Sorry.........