I fell back in Februay of this year...had x-rays and MRI done...nothing showed up on either one...the ortho doctor diagnosed me as having a condition called RSD (reflex sympathetic dystrophy). I believed the doctor at first. He sent me to have a series of sympathetic nerve blocks of which only gave very temporary relief. The bruising and swelling went away temporaily but only to return a week or so later....I AM IN A LOT OF PAIN!
I returned to the ortho doctor only to have the same diagnosis repeated to me again...I researched RSD and the symptoms I have are not consistent with RSD. The dr did give me some pain medicine but refuses to help me deal with the pain through the weekend (the dr only gave me 20...and that was two days ago). I am so much pain and all I have for it is Ibuprofen 800 MG. I have been unable to sleep because of the severe pain even with sleeping meds.
I will not be going back to this ortho doctor....instead I will be going to a hand/wrist specialist....this doctor has done nothing but give me a run-around because they are incompitent and don't really know what is going on...nor do they seem interested in finding out.
Can someone help me please! I don't know what to do for pain until I can get in to see the specialist next week. I'm so frustrated because this has been going on since Feb. Has anyone else had this similar thing happen? All comments and help welcomed!