According to the doctor I saw this morning, even if you have tested positive for CRPS, you have to have either red shiny skin or lesions. Also he actually breached patient confidentiality by telling me the 3 patients that referred me to him, one of which did test positive for CRPS, do not have it.
So I won’t be going back to him. His diagnosis “You’re fat and old” if you’d go to the gym everyday and lose 104 pounds your hip would unswell.
So, at 5’3″ I should weigh 80 pounds, that would cure my pain and swelling.
CRPS also doesn’t spread, it can’t affect organs, and opiates don’t help the pain. (Who would like to check WebMD and prove him wrong? Or the Mayo Clinic Website? I have printouts from both that say exactly the opposite.
He decided if it wasn’t just a case of being fat and old, it was a case of not enough vitamins and minerals… except we check that every year and every year everything comes back a little high. Despite being overweight, I eat healthy and have no vitamin or mineral deficiencies.
I didn’t know being fat and old caused random swelling that doesn’t respond to NSAIDs or steroids. A total waste of $60 and 3 hours of my life.
When I tried to explain the Lyrica helped some with my pain and with my digestive system he said “ok, stay on it.” Well… ok… I had already planned on that.
I am amazed that Lyrica helps with “I’m fat and old pain”.
However, since I’m in pain simply because I’m fat and old, I didn’t get anything for it. He told me to get a gym membership.