Originally Posted by McGilicuti
Thanks. I'm so glad I found this support group. I've been googling and reading everyone's posts on here. Dr. wants me to do ketamine IV treatments. My insurance doesn't cover them and I have no money to pay for them. Very depressed so Dr. gave me a script for Cymbalta. Got it filled and starting it tonight. Pain is so bad at night. My swollen feet are elevated. Dr. said the RSD is in my whole body.
He told me I cannot work like this and suggested I ask my family Dr. to put me on long term disability. I've been on short term since April. Two years ago, I was out on disability for six months. No one knew what was wrong with me back then. I've missed a lot of days from work before and after my first disability of six months. I don't know what to do about work.
My husband was in the room when Dr. examined and diagnosed me. I think he finally is understanding the pain I've been in for years. He has mixed feelings too. I haven't told my five children yet. My oldest who is 17 graduates on Thursday and I don't want to upset them so waiting for Friday to explain RSD to them. They know something is wrong because I'm rarely out of bed for long.
Thanks for all your support. Gentle hugs.
I am so sorry about your verifcation concerning RSD. You have come
to a site of truely caring people whose hearts and minds are with you
and who wish you the best on your continued journey through RSD.