Category «CRPS Side Effects»

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 …

Ketamine Infusions…

Ketamine¬†is sold under the name Ketalar and is a medication most widely used for starting and maintaining anesthesia and also as an illegal party drug. Ketamine does hold great promise for treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or CRPS. Ketamine infusions have been reported to be safe and effective for the management of pain caused …

Gabapentin…

Gabapentin, marketed under the name Neurontin, is a medication that is usually for the treatment of epilepsy, restless leg syndrome, hot flashes, and neuropathic pain. It is now widely used for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or CRPS. Unfortunately, Gabapentin, like many medications today, has a lengthy list of side effects. Of course, not everyone will …

Memory Loss…

One of the symptoms of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or CRPS is memory loss. You may also have trouble finishing sentences or finding the correct words when speaking. These issues are very frustrating and can cause anger, confusion, and depression. Let’s talk about memory loss first. I did not have any memory issues prior to …

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 …

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