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9/5/14 7:45 P

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Keeping a pain journal is a great idea. I'm going to start one today. It could give my doctor a better picture of my everyday symptoms.

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7/10/12 7:02 P

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Great thinking to have already started a pain journal. My doctor loves it when I open mine to answer her questions about my condition. Ask if it could be RSD, this needs to be diagnosed sooner than later to try to keep it under control. I hope for your sake it is something else that can be cured easily. Good luck!

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7/9/12 8:54 P

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Thanks POSUNLMT for the tip on Ice. I had been applying ice two, three, four and even five times a day and it wasn't helping. I did get some relief with ice the first few times I used it. Now I don't even find that the ice numbs me like it did. I started to play around with no icing my elbow , not wearing the compression sleeve for a few days at a time to see if there is any noticeable difference. I have an appointment with a specialist later this month so I want to be prepared with whats making it hurt worse/less/different. I already have a day pain log that I started back in March with outlines the increased/decreased/ stayed the same pain. Heres hoping that the specialist can find the cause and fix it. Getting tired of the pain and side effects from the meds....

I will try the heat (it is so hot here finally, I'll be sweltering hot with my heating pad wrapped around my elbow but what the hey!!)

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7/8/12 1:34 P

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I have had times when I was unable to sleep much at all due to leg pain. Ice was my friend until I read how it can stimulate the nerves to react more after it is removed. I don't know your diagnosis, but RSD patients should avoid ice and try heat instead.
I have also had great luck with a simple muscle relaxer such as flexeral taken at bed time. There is no hangover feeling for me.

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7/3/12 11:50 P

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Thanks.

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7/2/12 11:17 P

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Vicki,

The chiropractor has helped my leg and feet pain. It might help you.

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Jane I'm having a fair amount of pain and loss of sensation on my lower legs. I wonder if a chiropractor would be a good person for me to try. I'm always afraid they will mess up my back and that would be a disaster. What do you think?

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6/29/12 12:54 A

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I don't have a problem sleeping but I have had good luck going to a chiropractor for my foot and leg pain. It is unbelievable how much better I fill.

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If you check on the Team Page, in the Forums are a thread about pain solutions and another about natural pain relief. Between the two of them the info is pretty comprehensive. Hope you can use some of what is there.

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6/28/12 2:20 P

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Not sure if this has been discussed here before or not, but how does everyone deal with the flare up of the neuropathy at night, unable to get comfortable and sleep?

My arm has been in quite a bit of pain these past couple days, which normally isn't anything out of the normal . Last night I was quite bad. I ice it, I'm taking my meds. But I couldn't sleep last night. I finally got up and took and Elavil (25mg) - even though I know I was going to be super groggy today. ANd of course I could barely drag myself from bed to feed the persistently whining dogs, then I drug myself to the couch and curled up and slept in a drugged state for another hour and a half.

I need some suggestion on how to combat this pain without having to rely on the Elavil.

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