Hello! I do not have RSD, but my husband did. He passed away a year ago and I'm sure you can imagine the pain he suffered on a daily basis. The thing that really bothers me about this disease is that alot of people either don't understand it yet or even think that it's real. My husband injured his arm while at work. He got a severe laceration located at the ulna nerve. His arm would swell and turn almost black right in front of my face. I can't tell you how many doctors in the emergency rooms we went to had no idea what RSD even was. They would ask him, "Did someone beat you in the arm with a baseball bat?" I just wanted to say to all of you that I am so sorry for the pain that you must endure everyday. I have seen first hand how hard it must be for all of you. My warnings though are to be VERY careful with your meds. My husband had been on all the same meds that I see you all are on. One night the pain got really severe and his forearm swelled five inches bigger then the other arm. He took some "extra" plls to make the make go away and never woke up in the morning. The biggest problem wasn't that he had taken a couple more than usual; it was that he hadn't had a severe flare up in a couple months so his tolerance to the meds was down. I wish that I could say to all of you that when they did his autopsy that they took some samples of tissue from the arm affected by RSD, but they didn't. I wish they would've because it may have aided them into finding what truly causes this horrible disease. Anyway, good luck to all of you here and best wishes.
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