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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)

Posted Feb 19 2009 5:34pm 4 Comments
I am a care free person and I enjoy life. My family is the most important to me. I have three son's from a previous marriage and my second marriage I have been married for twenty two years and have one son who twenty now. I was diagnosed back in 2005 with two disorders which changed my life and a lot of things that I used to do I can not do now like use to work in my yard, read and sew the things that I took for granted. I have not let these disorders get me down to much and I still can do a certain amount of stuff that I use to do and the two disorders that I keep talking about is Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). What I have is two Neurological disorders that are circumstances relating to the nervous system.

One of my disorders is called Multiple Sclerosis (MS) which is a demyelization disease, a non-contagious chronic autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system which can present with a variety of neurological symptoms occurring in attacks or slowly progressing over time. It has no cure yet and the exact cause remains unknown. Due to its effects of the nervous system, it can lead to long-term impaired mobility and disability in severe cases.Multiple Sclerosis (MS) slowly progressive autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks the protective myelin sheaths that surround the nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord(a process called demyelization), resulting in damaged areas that are unable to transmit nerve impulses.

The other disorder is called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) also called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS ) is a disabling neurological disease involving nerve, skin, muscle, blood vessels and bones.Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD) also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic neurological syndrome characterized by symptoms that include persistent moderate-to-severe pain, swelling, abnormal skin color changes, skin temperature, sweating, limited range of movement, and movement disorders.There is no cure.

I will always have hope that there will be a cure for these disorders someday.
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I also have RSD and MS in now in question. I really thought I was the only one suffering with possibly both of these. I now wonder if they go hand in hand. Please keep in touch.

Thank you

I have been diagnosed with RSD, trigeminal neuralgia and now they believe that I have MS as well. Fortunatley testing shows no lesions, however 2 Dr.s still think I could have MS.


I have been diagnosed with RSD for about 5 years now. A new doctor I am now seeing thinks that I may have MS as well due to some sympoms I have been having that do not fit with RSD. I am going to be having an MRI, bloodwork, and a meeting with a new neurologist over the next could weeks. I was just researching if there could be a direct relationship between the two. I just can't imagine this could be a totally separate thing. Haven't I been though enough? =)
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