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I take Neurontin (gabapentin) for rsd, and i'm noticing an uncontrolled movement of my lower jaw. It's a little uncomfortable from the tension. Is this common?

I take Neurontin (gabapentin) for rsd, and i'm noticing an uncontrolled movement of my lower jaw. It's a little uncomfortable from the tension. Is this common?

Tardive Dyskinesia: Is an abnormal involuntary movement disorder that encompasses a broad spectrum of hyperkinesias. In the orofacial region, patients may exhibit erratic movements of the orofacial musculature including lip smacking, tongue protrusions, pouting, chewing, and other irregular movements of the head and neck. It is not common for neurontin (gabapentin). Rec.: see prescribing physician for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (Definition)

RSD/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. It is an injury that results in pain that seems disproportionate. It typically involves the extremities. Physical signs can be cool skin, loss of hair, sweating dysfunction, loss of hair, shiny skin, loss of bone density. Treatment is physical therapy, but pain may prevent this. Sympathetic nerve blocks can reduce ...Read more


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What medicine can you take for RSD when you can't take nuerontin or lyrica (pregabalin)?

What medicine can you take for RSD when you can't take nuerontin or lyrica (pregabalin)?

Some choices: Cymbalta or Savella (milnacipran) might be considered. and even old fashioned tricyclic antidepressants might be useful. Find a pain specialist and design a program. ...Read more

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I was diag. With rsd in 2009. What are the best medications for rsd.? Currently i take gabapentin & tomax. Any diet restrictions? Thank you

I was diag. With rsd in 2009. What are the best medications  for rsd.? Currently i take gabapentin & tomax.  Any diet restrictions?
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Tough to treat: Rsd does not readily respond to numerous meds. The drug mexilitine may be better than most but is difficult to manage. Sympathetic blocks may be useful for a brief time. Dorsal column stimulators help in some. Dietary restrictions do not work. You are best advised to seek a pain management specialist, and discuss all of the above. ...Read more

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Any new solutions to controlling rsd?

Any new solutions to controlling rsd?

Manual therapy: In the 50s travell, md a pain pioneer concluded that chronic tissue pain was caused by numerous trigger points in muscle fibers causing the muscles to contract compressing nerves, vessels and alter the flow of lymphatics. Rds develops from this myofascial dz. Early therapy is the key with myofascial release therapy with massage, tissue therapy, trigger pt injs w Lidocaine and acupuncture. ...Read more

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What is rsd and how do you develope it?

What is rsd and how do you develope it?

CRPS: Reflex sympathic dystrophy (rsd) or complex regional pain syndrome (crps) is a form of chronic pain that usually affects extremity. Crps typically develops after an injury, surgery, but the pain is out of proportion to the severity of the initial injury. ...Read more

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What's the relationship between crps (rsd) and osteoperosis?

What's the relationship between crps (rsd) and osteoperosis?

Immobility causes it: Anytime you are not using your body, muscles or sedentary your bones will weaken and look pale on scan. Tx the rsd and over time with increase activity the bones will strengthen to a stable state. Do not take meds to strengthen the bones, it will make the rsd worse! see my other post on pain issues. ...Read more

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Does anyone know anything about reflex sympathetic dystroph rsd?

Does anyone know anything about reflex sympathetic dystroph rsd?

RSD: The most common symptoms of RSD include: Allodynia: painful response to non-painful stimulation. Vasomotor symptoms: skin color & temperature changes. Sudomotor symptoms: sweat pattern abnormalities. Trophic symptoms: abnormal skin, hair & nail growth. ...Read more

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My husband was diagnosed with rsd from a bone scan. What do we expect?

My husband was diagnosed with rsd from a bone scan. What do we expect?

Need therapy: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy is characterized by group of symptoms including pain (often "burning" type), tenderness, and swelling of an extremity associated with varying degrees of sweating, warmth and/or coolness, flushing, discoloration, and shiny skin..May be associated with injury to the nerves, trauma, surgery. Some therapy medication NSAIDS or sympathetic blockade. ...Read more

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Is normal for hurricanes to cause pain in crps or rsd patients? And what can we do for relief without adding meds?

Is normal for hurricanes to cause pain in crps or rsd patients? And what can we do for relief without adding meds?

Barometric pressure: Barometric pressure changes could be responsible for your symptoms The weather may change but the question is your symptoms.. This is something you can discuss with your physician to see what the best approach to your specific symptoms. ...Read more

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What is rsd?......Cause? $ symptoms plz?

What is rsd?......Cause? $ symptoms plz?

nerve pain: It is a type of chronic pain which occurs usually after an injury and it is presumed to be maintained by autonomic nervous system. ...Read more

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Is rsd considered a catastrophic disease?

Is rsd considered a catastrophic disease?

Intense nerve pain: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy is renamed to complex regional pain syndrome to acurately reflect the localized nature of this illness. It is often result of trauma to the area injurying the nerve which healed abnormally and thus becomes hypersenstive. It can be severe and disabling for some, but i don't believe it is generally regarded as catastrophic. Consult doc if u r having trouble. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have your looks disappeared since your diagnosis of crps/rsd?

Appearance changes: Crps/rsd can change the physical structure of the limb involved resulting in dry/scaly skin, loss of hair, muscle atrophy, mottling of skin color, and colder/bluer digits. ...Read more

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How to relieve chronic pain from RSD?

How to relieve chronic pain from RSD?

Multifaceted : The term reflex sympathetic dystrophy is spoken of nowadays as complex regional pain syndrome. The approach to as you correctly stated "relieving pain"requires skill and patience on both the doctors as well as the patients parts. Proper medication, psychotherapy, exercise therapy, and other ancillary support interventions are usually found to be the best. Unfortunately, no one size fits all here. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are good treatments for rsd?

Therapy, symp blocks: Rsd is treated with desensitization physical therapy. Sympathetic blocks may help treat the disease earlier on in its course but must be done with the therapy. Medication can help the symptoms. Dorsal column stimulation has also been shown to be beneficial... You need to see a physician who can treat this disease for you and the sooner the better. I hope you find some relief. ...Read more

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I have rsd and possible bicept detachment. Is surgery an optiom?

I have rsd and possible bicept detachment. Is surgery an optiom?

yes: Studies have shown that pretreatment before surgery can decrease a flareup of rsd from about 70% to 25%. Unfortunately, these studies have dealt with only a small amount of people. Some experts recommend a nerve block before the surgery, however there is no definitive treatment. If i were having arm surgery, i would request a brachial plexus block. ...Read more

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My 8 year old daughter was diagnosis rsd. How accurate is this diagnosis?

My 8 year old daughter was diagnosis rsd. How accurate is this diagnosis?

Rare in kids: I think you're referring to "reflex sympathetic dystrophy", which is quite rare in children. It's more commonly called "complex regional pain syndrome". There is no single test that establishes the diagnosis. If this is being considered in an 8 year old, you should probably be working with an interdisciplinary team including pain specialists, neurologists, and pediatric mental health specialists. ...Read more

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Gabapentin (Definition)

Also called neurontin, (gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat seizure, also for post-herpetic neuralgia & other neuropathic pains, as well as restless leg syndrome. It works by lowering excitation ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Definition)

A condition in which a person has a chronic pain problem in his arms or legs, but can also be in other ...Read more