What is RSDS? How it is Connected With Fibromyalgia

By:Bill Cravens Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS) and fibromyalgia are two very closely related disorders that often get mistaken for each other. RSDS is more...

Life With One of the Most Painful Conditions Known to Modern...

RSD/CRPS goes by many names: reflex sympathetic dystrophy, reflex neurovascular dystophy, complex regional pain syndrome, hand-foot atrophy, Sudeck’s atrophy, amplified musculoskeletal pain syndrome, and...

The Discrimination I Experience as a Young Person With Invisible Illness

There are thousands of chronic illnesses and even more people who have chronic illnesses. It’s hard for most people to believe, but yes, young...

This Girl Is on Fire’: How I’m Managing Life With CRPS

At 17 years old, I was healthy and loved to dance. I fell out of a turn then rolled my ankle, creating a sprain that...

17 Things People With CRPS Do to Hide Their Pain

Have you heard the saying, “You never know what others are going through, so be kind?” That’s true of anyone with a chronic, rare...

My Advice to Patients as a Physician With CRPS

I am a physician and I have complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). My diagnosis came after a car accident followed by neck surgery. It...

What is Remission With CRPS?

By Gracie Gean Bagosy-Young RSDSA says that “Complex Regional Pain Syndrome occurs when the nervous systems and immune system msifre as they respond to tissue...

How CRPS Is Like a Wailing, Screaming Alarm That Never Shuts...

One thing I’ve learned in seven years of living with complex regional pain syndrome is that there is almost no one in the regular...

What It Feels Like to Dance With the CRPS Monster

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is consuming. It changes your life. It affects simple tasks and things we all take for granted. I get...

Having CRPS and Learning To Lie or Pretend That “You’re Fine”

Having CRPS and Learning To Lie Or Pretend That “You’re Fine”–  I have learned to lie, lie like no one could lie. I don’t...
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