Another Resource for RSD/CRPS Patients: aboutrsd.com
Whether you live in Atlanta, Georgia, or whether you are an RSD/CRPS (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome) patient in another part of the country, I have come across another informative RSD site which contains lots of valuable information and advice.
Aboutrsd.com is a site created by a Registered Nurse of 20 years after she was diagnosed with the disease. It covers many topics that are of primary concern to the RSD/CRPS patient.
In the RSD Articles library, you will find Maximizing Your RSD Doctor Visit, which tells you how to go about finding an RSD doctor in your area, and how to make the most of your visit once you have your appointment.
Another good article is 10 Tips for Living with Chronic Pain and RSD, by Jim O'Keefe.
Obtaining Low Cost Medications, also in the Articles section, tells you how to request a booklet, "Free and Low Cost Prescription Drugs". It's an A-Z listing of all drugs which are available at low to no cost through patient assistance programs. This information is not publicized by the drug manufacturing companies, it's a well kept secret.
The Symptoms tab discusses signs and symptoms of RSD and the 3 stages. The material is laid out in a very easy to read format. At the bottom of this page is a link to Pregnancy and RSD.
Is There Support for Chronic Pain and RSD lists 46 links to various sites, from those advising how to cope with pain to sites providing facts and information on various medications used to treat pain and other symptoms of RSD/CRPS. There is also a great link filled with information called RSD Puzzles, which is a Q&A with a leading RSD doctor, Dr. H. Hooshmand.
The Pain Bill of Rights reminds you that it's okay to claim the rights that you are entitled to as a chronic pain sufferer. The American Chronic Pain Association states that many chronic pain patients are "people pleasers", dismissing their own needs to assist others. The Bill of Rights serves to remind you and reinforces your knowledge as a chronic pain patient of your needs and limits, and the fact that it's ok to ask others to meet and respect them.
Scroll to the bottom of any page and click on Chronic Pain Myths to view an interesting list compiled from a group of randomly selected chronic pain sufferers of things they believe to be true about chronic pain, that are actually myths.
If you have been diagnosed with RSD/CRPS as the result of a traumatic injury or accident and feel that you may need an attorney, contact us at the Tyrone Law Firm and talk to us about your specific situation. Our number is 404-377-0017. We will sit down with you free of charge and discuss what we can do for you.
Nelson Tyrone handles Brain Injury, Spine Injury and RSD/CRPS cases throughout the United States. He involves only the top medical, rehabilitation and life-care plan experts in the field. His results on behalf of clients include several of the largest settlements and verdicts on records.
If we can't help you, we will do our best to put you in the hands of lawyers who can.