Stellate Ganglion block

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Hi everybody,

Please can somebody help my daughter has crps in her right hand after a car accident 4years ago,on Friday she had the stellate ganglion block at the time she felt her arm become warm again but yesterday she was in a lot of pain is this normal to feel rough after this procedure?

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    Hi, that is a horrible procedure! Poor thing. I had it a few months ago. I felt nausea afterwards and was given anti sickness tablets. I think I was ok after that but I was told that you could feel rough afterwards, even cold/flu type symptoms. I am not sure about pain as I was in pain anyway! I had a few trials of treatments but in the end it seems that lidocaine infusions are most effective for pain management for me.

    I hope this helps but if you are worried a call to the pain team wouldn't hurt.

    Best wishes

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      Thanks for the reply my daughter is feeling very sick she wasn't given or told much at all about after effects ,hopefully she can get some anti sickness tablets today from the hospital.

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      I was also given a leaflet saying same. Next time she has a treatment ensure she is given leaflet or told what to expect. Awful that this did not happen!

      Hopefully she will feel better soon

      Good luck!

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    Hi Jane.

    This is not an unusual reaction post block from my experience. My CRPS started in left arm and had several stellate ganglion blocks. The red warm reaction means, unfortunately, that it is CRPS/RSD, and hopefully she had some pain relief initially. But I was told and did experience, after block wore off, a consider increase in pain unfortunately. Ibuprofen is an excellent choice for increase in pain and diphenhydrinate for nausea if you can get that over the counter.

    I'm so sorry she's going through this. I wish you all the best and you can certainly find support here.

    Andrea

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      I should probably add the increase in pain was temporary and went back to its usual pain within 24 hours or so.

      All the best

      Andrea

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