Originally Posted by PhyllisJ
Welcome, Jenny, but so sorry you're having to join our club. This stuff is not fun, but you came to the right place! RSD/CRPS ignores ALL rules of logic...it's quite the rebel...so there's no telling if, when, where, or how bad lesions/sores might surface. Personally, I didn't really think about them until I saw that the backs of my legs were covered in scars from them. I know that's not much help, but that's my experience. I've always been a picker, so now I'm having to retrain myself not to pick unless I'm absolutely positively sure that thing is a giant disgusting pimple!!
I do hope you don't have to experience the lesions. And hopefully more people with more experience of knowing what to look for will respond
I've had this animal/RSD/Bracial, Cervical Plexopathy/T1 C1 fiber disease for 18 years. Started as a pain in my upper back from a serious MVA. I have maintained this disease which has been "hidden" for 18 years, but it was 2 years ago when it began as as a few itchy bumps on the inside of my left ring finger. 2 years later sores developed which look like cigarette burns. Itch tremendously initially, swelling, redness, pain and these sores from mid forearm to tips of my fingers. Had them. a few on my right leg but there they have resolved. My hands feel cramped, painful, swollen. Unable to make a fist. I hate this disease. Everyone thinks I'm contagious, I'm not but people wouldn't understand so I reserve any explanation. Using Benadryl spray/cortisone cream and emoillents. Did I say I hate this beast of a disease....!