- CASE FILE
I live with RSD , debilitating nerve pain. I have seen 45 Dr's and they offer NO HOPE!
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I have R.S.D., and have had it for 33 years. On a scale of 1-10, I live at and 8 about 80% of the time and the rest of the time it's so bad that I just want to die. It is in my right upper back and NOTHING can touch this area. I have even shaved my head because hair falling on my back caused so much pain. I live in constant pain and refuse to take pain meds, The pain is so intense I would do ANYTHING to be pain free, if even for just a few minutes. To be able to get a hug, without grabbing the person's arms.
The only thing that keeps me going is a saying passed on to me..."I can try to control the pain or lay down, feel sorry for myself and let the pain control me."
I have seen over 45 doctors over the years and no one can offer me ANY hope! First of all, they don't listen to me and INSIST on touching my back! They are VERY insensitive to the level of pain I live with. They either push drugs or surgery and I know that NEITHER works. I was seeing a Dr Bradley Williams and he was the ONLY one that treated me like a human being and truly tried to help me but when the company I was working for let me go,I couldn't afford to continue to see him. He was doing acupuncture combined with Lidocaine injections and was I getting a few minutes relief each visit but haven't experienced that in YEARS.