Originally Posted by RNcrps2
Recently went to ortho. dr. (who did past surgery) and he finally admitted that i have RSD but all of his information is wrong. He says things like: oh it doesn't spread, it usually gets better and goes away, it's not chronic, and I think your pain Dr. has you on too much medicine. When i attempted to correct him- he just looked at me like i was wrong. I left the office soo angry!! I felt like he didn't believe the pain RSD causes. My pain Dr. said my RSD is over a year and that it is chronic. That there is a chance of it spreading if we don't get it under control. He has me on lyrica, cymbalta, kadian and lidoderm patches. Everything i have read says it needs a combination of meds to get under control. I trust my pain Dr. Anyone know of current medical articles on RSD that i can give this ortho dr.? Has anyone had this problem?
Hi RN and welcome to neurotalk,
Although we are not Drs., there are years and years of experience =living with RSD. Your ortho is protecting himself!- He is minimizing the symptoms-could it be fear of lawsuit? That's a guess, if so,
he'll put you off until the 2 year statue of limititions is over with.
Are you in physical therapy? Physical therapy and meds has kept me mobile and not sensitive to touch. RSD is an autonomic disorder, affecting involuntary organs.. Anti-anxiety med is good for some of us. RSD affects the limbic part of our brain-some of us forget words, while we are speaking, grasp for wording-panic attacks can be a sign-I had never had them before. High and or Low blood pressure. circulation, poor immune system are all signs of rsd.Many are on disability. It was 4 years before I was diagnosed. I got it right after surgery.
Ask anything youu want, you'll get a lot of information and support. Two sources for research are RSDSA - you can put your zip code in and find the closest support group. Also rsdrx.com is a site and under puzzles list are 146 questions with Drs. answer. Dr. Hooshmand is retired, but some good information. Take care, loretta