Anyone diagnosed with CRPS after root canal work?

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Hi there I'm new to this forum. I was diagnosed with CRPS 3 years ago after root canal work. It has spread to my face, jaw, neck, left arm and chest area. Took docs 9 months to diagnose hence the extensive spread. It was very debilitating but went into remission then I was diagnosed with breast cancer Apr 2014 and have had extensive treatment and am still receiving drug therapy. Ive been quite well for last 12 months and returned to work but my CRPS has flared up again and I'm in considerable pain so taking time off work.I take 25mg amitriptyline to keep pain at bay but it's not working at moment. I'm based in the north of England. Is there anyone else who has had a similar diagnosis as ive not come across anyone being diagnosed after root canal work

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    Oh you poor thing, it sounds like you've really been through the mill. I'm afraid that I've not really got any advice for you but I just want to wish you a speedy recovery. Hopefully someone will be along soon with some good advice for you. I have fibromyalgia which I've had for 15 years and I too take amitriptyline and also dihydrocodeine but in all honesty nothing takes away the pain, hopefully there's something out there for you that will work.

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      Thank you very much for your reply. I've tried gabapentin and pregablin which just made me feel drugged up. I'm currently having tests on my heart as they want to determine if pain is crps or heart trouble as the pains are so similar. My step mum has fibromyalgia so I can appreciate some of the pain you go through.

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    Hi lulu. 

    You poor thing. Ur getting it every which way. 

    Ive had Crps of foot for 16 months now and it's been hell. A lot of the meds they tried me on had me floored and away with the fairies and I still had huge pain. Things settled a bit early Jan coinciding with an appointment with a pain specialist. He put me on cymbalta to see if it helped not sure if I was going through a good patch or if it was the cymbalta but I've had two very good weeks. However over the last few days Things have started to slide again. Probably not th  positive response you'd hoped for but maybe cymbalta would work for you? I'm due a visit to the dentist but have been told once you have Crps dental work can be rough so am afraid to go. 

    Keep positive. 

    Orla

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      Hi there Orla many thanks for your reply. Sorry you are suffering the horrors of crps too. I'm at GP this week to discuss more pain relief or referral to pain clinic so was wondering about pain meds other people may have tried. My crps was triggered by dental work and I've not had any further work done but still have regular checkups. I've had 2 lots of surgery for my breast cancer and the crps has never spread to that area. I will certainly ask about cymbatta.

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