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What medicines are used for rsd reflex sympathetic dystrophy?

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management
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In brief: Many

Everything from steroids, narcotics, anti-inflammatories, & nerve stabilizers to anti-depressants, & marijuana (which works esp.
well as a topical ointment).I personally recommend Vit D cream or Prologel, topically, along with Vit B12, orally, if you can touch the skin.If that works, you may eventually be able to tolerate neuroprolotherapy (which is new & thus, controversial) to calm the nerves.

In brief: Many

Everything from steroids, narcotics, anti-inflammatories, & nerve stabilizers to anti-depressants, & marijuana (which works esp.
well as a topical ointment).I personally recommend Vit D cream or Prologel, topically, along with Vit B12, orally, if you can touch the skin.If that works, you may eventually be able to tolerate neuroprolotherapy (which is new & thus, controversial) to calm the nerves.
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Dr. Ward Dean
RSD is difficult to treat. I recommend Gabapentin--take non-sedating doses during the day (perhaps 3-400 mg 2-3 times/day) and sleep-inducing doses at night (600-2400 mg). Also, most folks with RSD are functionally hypothyroid. Recommend starting with Armour thyroid, 1 gr QAM--titrate dosage based on heart rate, temp, and symptom response.
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