Newly diagnosed with crps

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i had a crush injury 6 Months ago. this happened at work. right foot. been doing PT all this time that was classified as a contusion sprain from ER. nothing broken. i am a 55yr old female. after all tests and such finally was okayed to see pain management doc. He said I have crps. He put in to WC for allowances. anyway as I said been 6 Months. he also put me on gabapentin. starting 1per night. wanting me to increaste every three days. total will be three per night and two per day. I am at three. I am VERY dizzy. I am unable to take pain meds cause it also makes me dizzy. ..going forward with this should I continue this or cut back? have another question that I need help with. my pain has gone up my leg far as under knee. numbness has gone above knee. doc is aware of this. at night I feel some pins and needles on opposite foot. not all time but more than usual. now I am getting popping in my opposite foot like the one on the right. does this mean that this is spreading to other foot? I do not have any pain in this foot but notice slight swelling pockets .

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    Hi Kim I am so sorry you are going through this. The best advice I can give you is to join the positive CRPS group on Facebook. The lady that is the head of the group has a ton of very valuable information and advice. She has helped so many people . And the people in the group are very kind and understand what your going through. I will be praying for you. I had CRPS for a year but I am healed and living a normal life now. Praise God! I am living proof that God answers prayers!

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      thank you so much for advice and prayers. I know I will have a difficult road ahead of me. Glad you are doing well. TC.


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      hello Debbie its me again. I have a few questions that you may be able to help me with. you mentioned a group on Facebook. I do have an active account. If I contact this group will all of my conversations and all involved show up on my page and such. even adds. I got hurt from someone else negligence at work place so I am dealing with WC and fighting with them on my new diagnosis. I don't want things out there that for some reason getting "turned around" I have trust issues where they are concerned. I do not want to be on social media. this is why I looked for a sight like this one. so what thoughts do you think? I am not in a good place right now. don't get me wrong. ..I'm ok..just lost. Meds are giving me problems so I am cutting back ect. tired of not being able to do. I am a doing person. I have always taken care of others. sorry for "venting" so much.

      i am glad that you are doing so much better.

      I don't want to be on meds the rest of my life. you have given me hope. Any advice you can give me is much appreciated.

      thanks, Kim

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      Hi Kim, The answers to any questions you have will show up on your email sight and the Facebook group you join. There are no adds st all. I understand your concern but I feel it would be extremely beneficial you to join this group. They are a wonderful group of people. Hope I habe helped you a little bit. Have a great day! I will continue to you

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      Hi Kim , I just want to tell you that I was on 1200 mg. of Gabapentin for quite awhile. I went to see doctor Joshua Prager who specializes in treating patents with CRPS. He put me on 30 mg of Duloxetine the generic drug for Cymbalta , so I was on the Gabapentin and the Duloxetine for awhile. I started to feel better and began to cut back on the Gabapentin 300 mg at a time over a period of several months. After getting off the Gabapentin I wsnted to get off the Duloxetine as well. It was harder to get off of as I had withdrawal symptoms. I experienced nausea and vomiting. I gradually got myself off of it by taking it every other day and then every 3 days. It comes in capsule form so I couldn't cut it in half like a pill. I had alot of people praying for me and truly believe God healed me. I will continue to pray for you. Have y week!!

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      thank you. I did join warriors on fb. I am off the nerve pills. waiting on okayed new meds from wc. I believe things are starting to spread. i see pain doc on the first of August.

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