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01/01/2011 09:43 PM

RSD Makes Fox News "Crazy Disease"

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Happy New Year everyone....

Well was heading to bed and took a peek at news and saw

FOX HEALTH: "Crazy Disease of 2010" test=faces

Type of Disease: Nerve disorder

Crazy Because: Causes searing pain as if on fire

Cure: Complex; disease may spontaneously resolve, but treatment usually only lessens symptoms

Imagine being tormented every waking moment of every day by searing pain in your limbs. Your arms feel like they are on fire, they are swollen, hot to the touch, and you sweat excessively. These are just a few of the symptoms of reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), a poorly understood disorder defined by pain in the limbs that is way out of proportion from what is expected following a particular injury or harmful event, such as surgery or stroke. The disease is believed to be caused by an abnormal chain reaction of the sympathetic nervous system, the body system that regulates blood flow and other aspects of the skin. Experts liken the pain response to that of an engine revving out of control.

While the disease may spontaneously disappear on its own, many patients undergo intensive treatments for years just to lessen the pain. And for some patients, the pain can become so profound that they must undergo the most extreme and expensive of therapies -- being placed under a Ketamine coma -- to essentially reset the pain connections of the body. In 2003, under the guidance of German colleagues of renowned RSD specialist Dr. Robert Schwartzman, 14-year-old Lindsay Wurtenberg of the U.S. underwent Ketamine coma-therapy and successfully recovered from a particularly debilitating case of RSD that developed following a harmless spider bite. “I don't think there is a worse pain problem,” said Dr. Schwartzman of Lindsay's condition. He was probably right.

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01/02/2011 06:38 AM
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Thanks for posting this,maybe now more people will listen to what we have to say.

01/02/2011 02:49 PM
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Thanks for sharing!

01/02/2011 10:24 PM
okieladybug09Posts: 969
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Thanks for sharing!!!! Im going to copy the link and send it to friends and family!!!

Post edited by: okieladybug09, at: 01/02/2011 10:25 PM

01/03/2011 09:39 AM
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Thanks...Just called my mom and she told my dad what she has made Fox news! Going to also send this to family who doubts my mom still...this is good hopefully people start to become more aware.

01/03/2011 03:52 PM
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Thank you so much for sharing.

I'd also like to announce that Barby Ingle (best selling author, motivational speaker and patient advocate) will be on ABC's show "Smart Family" January 3rd, 2011, live at 3:30pm. Channel 15 in the Phoenix, AZ area. Others may tune in online to watch it live at:

Be sure to tune.

If any of you recall Barby has been to our group here before and may also still be a member of our group! She also has RSD. She's also appeared on the Living with HOPE radio show, several other venues and her book is called RSD in me!

I'm so happy that more and more are able to get out there and speak on our behalf. Most have no idea how important it is to us.

Happy New Year!



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