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Neurontin And Rsd
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
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a condition in which a person has a chronic pain problem in his arms or legs, but can also be in other parts of his body. Perhaps the pain is due to problems with the nerves in the area, or there may be a problem with the immune system, leading to inflammation ...Read more
I was diag. With rsd in 2009. What are the best medications for rsd.? Currently i take gabapentin & tomax. Any diet restrictions?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers