You Are Never Alone…

You need to know Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a real disease. You need to know the pain is real. You need to know you are not crazy. You need to know there are people who understand what you are going through. You need to know there are people experiencing pain like you are. You …

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 …

Medications…

The pain caused by Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or CRPS can be absolutely excruciating at times. The McGill pain index states it is one of the most painful diseases known. Everyone is different and your treatment plan may differ from mine. As of this writing, for pain, I am on Gabapentin, Lyrica, Celebrex and Low Dose Naltrexone …

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