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After over a year of tests and back and forth with my GP, he has finally told me that I have CRPS...
My symptoms are hypersensitivity to the underside of my Right arm and pain which is like needles sticking into the skin, which will then flair up to the point where its like bee stings - a sharp burning stinging sensations which just comes in waves from my arm and up into my shoulder. I feel hot but to be honest, I've never noticed an actual temperture change, but it feels hotter during these flair-ups or breakthrough pain.
I've had Pregabalin - didn't work.
Tramadol - didn't work and caused mood swings
Tapentadol - Same as the Tramadol
Amitriptyline - Caused really bad mood swings, specifically rage.
So far, the only combo which offers some relief is a mixture of gabapentin (max dosage) + 2x30mg of Zomorph which has also recently been increased to include + 2x10mg extra of Zormorph but even with all those types of pain killers, the constant pain is managable to the point I can function with little discomfort but the breakthrough pain is still unbearable.
I've tried TENS, if anything, it almost felt like it made the pain worse. Regular excersise doesn't appear to help. I am still waiting to get into the pain clinic as there is a waiting list to get in, is there anything anyone can suggest?
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