Was injured in a fall on my hands and knees 1 1/2 years. L&I tells me I'm nuts but the pain is real. Is this possibly the answer. the Dr put me on Diclofenac.
Try diclofenac ... I think it will help the sort of pain you have.
Diclofenac is a non steroidal anti inflammatory drug (NSAID). This medicine works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain inflammation.
Diclofenac is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis.
Many of us with rsd have a variety of pain. Burning pain,stabbing pain, and electrical to name a few. If some of the pain is caused by inflamation then diclofenac could help that. I use cymbalta for the neuropathic pain and tramadol for the breakthrough pain. The gabapentin (generic neurontin) really messed up my system and left me in a brain fog. That is why I switched to cymbalta. Some people use lyrica for the neuropathic pain. Some people can tolorate lyrica while others have horrific side effects from it. I have the burning pain from the top of my scalp to the tip of my toes. In other words, everywhere. I use a high does of Ibuprofen for the muscle and joint inflammation I get due to physical therapy. I had generalized muscle atrophy due to the rsd. Still working on developing strength, co-ordination, lateral training and neuromuscular training. I will never be who I once was. Due to being weak, I am very subseptible to over use injuries. I have IT band inflammation, bursitis as well as tendonitis in my wrist, fingers and feet. It seems to go with the territory of having rsd. Have you researched diclofenac? If you are using diclofenac, is it helping any of your rsd pain? Once you get one pain under control, it becomes easier to break down the different types of pain you are feeling and easier to treat the various symptoms. There is no cure for rsd. There is no one size fits all solution. You learn to control what pain you can and learn to live with the rest. You learn to alter your life style to accomodate the new you. This is not an easy adjustment by any means. Your sympathetic nervous system is on overdrive. Pain is just one of the aspects you learn to deal with. There are my sensory issues to adjust to as well. Feel free to private message me. I will be glad to help in any way I can. Blessings and I hope you have a pain free day. Rollerskater
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