katicabogar Wrote:Undercover Angel,
Thanks for the info, I will check them out.
I had surgeries on both hands for carpal tunnel/tendonytis and thumb triggering.
I have constant burning in my shoulders and my fingers are so stiff, I need to use the other hand to straighten them. Hard to turn neck, it is stiff all the time. Hard to raise arms above shoulders. Depression. Can't stand noise or touching. One hand cold, other warm. Color on one hand pink, other one bluis. Nails a few years ago got thick and fell off. Now they barely grow. Burning also started on the heels of my feet. Big toes curl up and get stiff. Nails are thick. Have numbness and tingling in hands/neck/feet.
These are some of the symptoms, I don't know if they have anything to do with rsd or not. Some doctors told me, I may have arthritis.
undercover angel, rsd is so complex and it can mimic other diseases so alot of doctors are scared to diagnosis especially if they are treating you after a procedure they have done on you. the number one thing associated with rsd is burning pain--although yes as i saw the other reply diabetics often have it but it is usualy contained to the lower lkimbs. i am curious as if after the surgery if the burining started in your habnd and then moved up to your shoulder. how rsdspreads is from hand to hand or from hand down to the leg on that side and then across to the other. nosies are extremely bothersome --it is like an electric jolt goes throgh my body. im not an expert on arthritis but the symponts sound more like rsd--the burning -tingling -nail growth and discoloration of hands. what i would suggest as rsd is usually different each day is take photos--ie on the days of the discoloration, document the growth or non growth of nails. what happens is so many people do not have the outward no 1 symptom -discoloration when they seee their doctor and some doctors plain will not believe their complaints of burniing pain without seeing this symptom. those on workmans comp deffinentlt need to take daily photos--it is their bwest defense with the w/c systym
if you truly have rsd and are treated a t a pain clinic they will give you a varierity of med to make your life as comfortable as can be. although having full body i need to take masive amount of meds i am hoping that with this spinal cord stimulator i can get off a lot of them as they are affecting my inner organs. im the kind of person that wont give up and i realy hope one day i can return to work. in the meantime i enjoy being able to help answer peoples questions as when i first was diagnosid there wasnrt anywhere to turn to. i guess god wanted me off work so i could help others at this time.
take care and try and have as good as day as possible
sorry, that message was for kat but hope your having a good day to angel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!