Category «Daily Life»

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 …

More About Sleep…

(<<Back to Sleep…) Anywhere between 75% and 90% of people with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or CRPS suffer from a sleep disorder including insomnia and disrupted sleep patterns. There is a combination of issues that will cause this including pain, Allodynia(extreme sensitivity to touch, sound, vibration, barometric pressure changes, loud noises, wind, temperature, clothing or …

Physical Changes…

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or CRPS can cause the affected limb to physically change in appearance. For me, when my CRPS first started my foot and leg went through some strange changes. It was all so new and I had done very little research at this point in the progression of the disease that it seemed …

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