Posted on Jun 19, 2015
LCDR Rabbah Rona Matlow
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Many of you know that I've been laid up with debilitating headaches. It looks like I now have facial Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD, also called CRPS, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome). Normally RSD manifests in limbs after an injury causes nerve damage, but it can affect the face as well.

Do any of you have RSD or other related nerve pain syndromes? If so, what have you found that helps, if anything?

I had Botox injections a couple days ago, and I'm waiting for them to kick in to see if they help. My neurologist told me yesterday that if it goes more than a year unabated, it's unlikely to ever be eliminated. Guess what? I've had it for over 2 years now...
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CW3 Senior Maintenance Advisor For Mine Resistant Vehicle, Product Support Intergration Directorate, Assured Mobility Systems, Ilsc
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Sorry to hear this Sir. I have a little nerve discomfort myself but it comes from complications from a shoulder surgery that I had 5 years ago. I really hope that you are not caused too much pain or discomfort. Thank you for sharing your condition. It provides great awareness.
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Thanks much, Chief...
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as an update, I likely do not have RSD, but I do have multiple chronic pain paths, and three rounds of Botox provided no relief. I'm scheduled for more spinal injections in a couple weeks, to see if that helps...
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