Ok...several years ago I was diagnosed with RSD. It was painful and took so much to get it under control. I had paperwork filled out for my disability insurance and the reason for the SCS was Chronic pain and RSD. My RSD was in my left leg.
Here is the problem. My SCS was working great and is still covering the pain...but for the last 3 days it has cramped my left leg (one with RSD). I don't feel any stimulation in that leg just a cramp that is worse when I am sitting or laying. My SCS is on a cycle 30 on 15 off. There are times I can't wait for the 15 off to get the cramp out of my leg. Could this be a result of the RSD? Is the RSD getting worse? I will ask the doctor all these questions but thought maybe someone here could answer.
I don't know if this is correct or not and I don't remember where I heard this...but does RSD lay dormant in your body and have flares? This cramping is just crazy. I have turned the SCS off and pain returns within 15 minutes and it seems worse than before. Does SCS work for RSD? Can it make the RSD worse? Any help would make my questions for the doctor easier.