Hi everyone I'm new here my name is issy I have just been diagnosed with crps I've never heard of it until now I've been attending hospital for seven months. Just over six weeks ago they prescribed me pregabalin 75mg they haven't helped at all I will be seeing my doctor on Monday do u thing if I asked him for butrans patches he will prescribe the for me. Sorry I have it in my feet.

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  • Hi Issy and welcome to the forum - it's really friendly and everybody will help in any way they can. Unfortunately I can't help you with this but I know there are a few peeps on here who guide you through. It's a lovely forum you will laugh and cry and be amazed at how people cope with the ailments they have even though they are in really a lot of pain they make time to put up funnies - pictures - art work etc that's the laughing and amazing side - others are so much in pain that you can feel it through their writing and this will make you really sad and sometimes cry. Take care 😘😘🤗🤗

  • Hi - Speak to your doctor and explain what has been happening and the medication is not working. If you discuss what you think might help, I am sure he will consider this for you and explain if this is right for you.

  • There's a definite pathway to lead up to getting patches usually. As they're an opiate, quite a strong opiate they'll usually build u up from the weaker opiates first as you'll likely respond to one of those before ever needing patches.

    Don't try to jump straight to a strong and highly addictive opiate before following through the correct medications as it'll do you more harm than good in the long run.

    All the best.

  • Hi thanks for ur reply, I'm just trying to find out as much as I can about crps now I no I'm not on my own that in its self helps. Ur advice is much appreciated.

  • To help with crps you need to have over contracted muscle stretched out by a combination of physical massage and physical stretching exercises. Pain killers may deaden the pain but they will not restore over contracted muscle.

    Hope you can find the right therapist to help with the above.

  • Missy

    I have found that my GP is perfectly happy for me to make suggestions. He,of course, has the final say but actively involving yourself in your treatment is something he/she should encourage.

    Best Wishes


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