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Lois

772d

My crps has traveled into my face . Any advice on how I can get some relief . I have a stimulater but unfortunately it only reaches my right side of my face (which I’m greatfull for ) but I also need relief on my left . Dr has me on Topiramate 50 mg twice a day I imagine that will be upped again my next appointment . This is the first this in the 20 years that I have had crps that I have been on a long term medication. I am allergic to all most all pain meds and have very bad reactions to all of the other meds they have tried. Only 1 of my drs offered ketamine and she no longer practices in my state . Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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    • Honesty

      758d

      My first pain MED was TYLOX. I was on that for nearly 10 years. Since then I've been on Oxycodone, Oxycontin and Morphine. Now I'm back to Oxycodone. Which pain meds have you tried?

    • Honesty

      758d

      My first pain MED was TYLOX. I was on that for nearly 10 years. Since then I've been on Oxycodone, Oxycontin and Morphine. Now I'm back to Oxycodone. Which pain meds have you tried?

    • Lois

      767d

      Thank you . Just discovered that it was the medicine they put me on for my crps that was causing the burning in my left side of my face . I’m just not cut out to take medicine thank god for my stimulater

    • Trooper

      772d

      Have you tried frequency specific microcurrent therapy? I have neurological symptoms that accompany my RSD and affect my face. The microcurrent treatment has been the only treatment in 20 years that helped me!

      • MooieModer

        770d

        @Trooper whats that?

        • Trooper

          769d

          @MooieModer hi there, frequency specific microcurrent treatment (FSM) is similar to a TENS unit which uses electrical frequencies to treat pain except with FSM you can program different frequencies to treat different conditions. I have spinal RSD so the frequencies that worked well for me treat spinal cord injuries and nerve pain. During the treatment all you feel is a slight tingling, although I had to start very slow and build up gradually. I was very skeptical but after a few weeks of treatment I really started seeing improvement. FSM was developed by Dr. Carolyn McMakin in 1995 using frequencies passed on from an osteopath in Canada who had a practice that came with a machine made in the 1920’s. Dr. McMakin developed protocols for the treatment of myofascial pain in 1996 and presented her clinical data at the American Back Society national meeting in December 1997. In 1998, she published the paper on the “Treatment of chronic resistant myofascial pain in the head, neck, and face” in Topics in Clinical Chiropractic. In addition to other published FSM paper.

      • Lois

        771d

        @Trooper I’m going to ask my Dr about this thank you

        • Trooper

          769d

          @Lois I just found this information in the internet: FSM was developed by Dr. Carolyn McMakin in 1995 using frequencies passed on from an osteopath in Canada who had a practice that came with a machine made in the 1920’s. Dr. McMakin developed protocols for the treatment of myofascial pain in 1996 and presented her clinical data at the American Back Society national meeting in December 1997. In 1998, she published the paper on the “Treatment of chronic resistant myofascial pain in the head, neck, and face” in Topics in Clinical Chiropractic. In addition to other published FSM paper.

      • MaxIsWack2

        772d

        @Trooper I'm gonna look into that, it may be very helpful! 😊

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