Category «Daily Life»

Weight Gain…

This may seem like an odd post, but it is something that has been bothering me for a while and it is that I have gained 35lbs since the start of my CRPS. For as long as I can remember I have had a problem with my weight management, but nothing like this. It’s like I …

Intimacy, Sex and Libido…

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or CRPS and the medications that go along with it have many side effects, including, but not limited to, intimacy, sexual intercourse, and libido for both men and women. Although they are somewhat interconnected I wanted to talk a little about each one individually. Let’s talk about both physical and intellectual …

The Do’s and Do Nots of CRPS…

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or CRPS is a very complex disease, as the name implies. It is very difficult to diagnose, with no one single test to confirm the CRPS. There are different guidelines as to what tests or combination of tests will confirm a diagnosis. There is a lack of consistent clinical studies that offer …

Another Sleepless Night…

I wrote this post at 3:30 am: It’s 3:30 am, I am awake and typing another post involving sleep. Nights are becoming my days, days becoming my nights. This is getting to be a real problem for me. I take Nortriptyline to help me sleep, but I no longer feel tired after taking it. My …

Yearly Physical…

I had my yearly physical just the other day with my primary care provider and besides the Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or CRPS, I seem to be doing well. She checked me over thoroughly and we talked about what was going on with me. We talked about how I felt physically as well as how I …

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