Hello, I've just been diagnosed with CRPS. I was put on gabapentin, today is day 4, taking 600 mg per day starting today, gradual increase every 3 days. I have type 1, started with a large ulcer on my toe and cellulitis in my foot. Wasn't healing correctly and pain just kept getting worse. Saw about 20 doctors and specialists and did tons of tests. They thought it was vascular because my bone scan showed decreased blood flow in the foot. Vascular doctors said they couldn't find a reason for it and either way, nothing they can do. They finally decided it's CRPS. They think I have an auto-immune condition that has progressing over many years, causing various weird problems in my body. My left foot has constant intense pain plus regular sharp stabbing pains, horrible burning feeling in arch of foot. I cannot take any pressure on my foot, especially the toes. The foot does not heat itself so I must keep heat on it at all times or the pain is even worse. I got heated socks which help as long as I can stand them. However, they are thick and restrictive so I can't tolerate them for very long. I start physical therapy next week. I have read up on what will be involved but not entirely sure what to expect. U of M hospital wants me to see their specialists beyond just my local pain specialist and I'm not sure if that is necessary. My local doc says he can treat me as well as the docs at UofM. Also trying low level laser therapy for 2 weeks to see if that helps. So far, the pain has only gotten worse in the last few days. I started looking on this board for support because the pain is so bad, I wanted to know if it's normal. I've been off work for 3.5 months with this issue and hoping to undergo these treatments and go back within the next few weeks before my sick time runs out. I hope that's doable. Any thoughts would be appreciated.