Category «Daily Life»

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 …

Another Wednesday…

Another Wednesday feeling like crap. I did not sleep well last night, it took a long time to fall asleep. Once I fell asleep, I felt I stayed asleep fairly well, but still struggling with lethargy today. A few cups of coffee are helping, but this is a tough day. When I don’t get quality sleep, it …

Sleep…

I wrote the section below at 2 am one night: It’s 2 am, I cannot sleep again, unfortunately, this is a typical night for me. After I go to bed I deal with hours of pain, stress, anxiety, itching, spasms and hot and cold flashes. I can’t stop my brain from over thinking and worrying. This disease …

The Test Results…

(<<Back to The Tests…) At this point, we are now months into testing. My Physiatrist knows that there are certain requirements needed by workers compensation for a diagnosis of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or CRPS. He decides that no other tests are needed. The combination of my test results points toward CRPS Type 2. CRPS Type 2 …

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