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DianeRadvanski
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Location:
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Occupation:
Post doctorate

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DianeRadvanski

New Member, Female, from NJ

To learn how to overcome fear, anxiety and depression while trying to cope with TMS and how to handle severe pain and regular flare ups Jul 24, 2016

DianeRadvanski was last seen:
Oct 10, 2016
  • My Story

    3 weeks after getting married, graduating with my PhD, searching for a post doc job, and while moving I hit my head 6 times within a 2 week period...within a week after I started getting severe scalp pain and face pain. Nonstop and went to see a number of docs 2 neurosurgeons, 7 neurologists, 2 pain management docs, 2 skin docs and underwent inpatient hospitalizations for weekly intensive IV infusions of Steroids, Lidocaine, Magnesium, DHE and also recently outpatient Ketamine and Lidocaine infusions everyday for 2 weeks. I also had Lidocaine injections (over 400 in a 16 month period) all over my eyes and forehead but mainly scalp and tried 2 rounds of Botox which made me worse.

    I have tried a number of meds and the only 2 thay seemed to help were Lamotrigene and Nortriptyline.

    Now I am on Baclofen for muscle spasms which I don't think is helping along with Cymbalta and Mexilitine for pain. The nerve spasms r the worst. I was going to inquire about the minor surgical procedure where they place an implant near the spinal cord that disrups pain messages to the brain. There are a few more meds I haven't tried yet so this is my current status. But all the months of stress leading up to my graduation consisted of non stop work on my dissertation, myself having major sinus surgery, and my dad passed away. So as you can see whole lot happening.
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      DianeRadvanski
      To learn how to overcome fear, anxiety and depression while trying to cope with TMS and how to handle severe pain and regular flare ups
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  • My Story

    Gender:
    Female
    Birthday:
    July 7
    Location:
    NJ
    Occupation:
    Post doctorate
    Diagnoses:
    All kinds of neuralgias and small fiber neuropathy from many different neurologists; nerve injury -- to my scalp where my TMS is located along with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
    3 weeks after getting married, graduating with my PhD, searching for a post doc job, and while moving I hit my head 6 times within a 2 week period...within a week after I started getting severe scalp pain and face pain. Nonstop and went to see a number of docs 2 neurosurgeons, 7 neurologists, 2 pain management docs, 2 skin docs and underwent inpatient hospitalizations for weekly intensive IV infusions of Steroids, Lidocaine, Magnesium, DHE and also recently outpatient Ketamine and Lidocaine infusions everyday for 2 weeks. I also had Lidocaine injections (over 400 in a 16 month period) all over my eyes and forehead but mainly scalp and tried 2 rounds of Botox which made me worse.

    I have tried a number of meds and the only 2 thay seemed to help were Lamotrigene and Nortriptyline.

    Now I am on Baclofen for muscle spasms which I don't think is helping along with Cymbalta and Mexilitine for pain. The nerve spasms r the worst. I was going to inquire about the minor surgical procedure where they place an implant near the spinal cord that disrups pain messages to the brain. There are a few more meds I haven't tried yet so this is my current status. But all the months of stress leading up to my graduation consisted of non stop work on my dissertation, myself having major sinus surgery, and my dad passed away. So as you can see whole lot happening.

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