I am an Undergraduate Student who has Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and embraces the Vegan lifestyle. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is a Chronic Neurological Condition that I hope and pray there will be a cure to one day. Until then I live my life to the fullest, embrassing the life the Good Lord has given me.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Semester Is Almost Over!

Hello Healers!

I hope you are doing well. The last few weeks of this semester has been incredibly busy. I will be happy when the semester is over and I will get a little break. I still have a few weeks left and a week of finals to get through, so any prayers would be appreciated.

If any of you have suggestions for blog topics please feel free to send me an email at erikkaberry@yahoo.com. Be sure to put "Blog Topic" in the subject in the email since I am getting a lot of emails lately and I dont want to delete any of your ideas.

Sending Healing Thoughts,


Sunday, November 7, 2010

RSD At A Young Age

RSD is becoming more and more common at a younger age. In past years it was thought that only adults could get RSDS (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome). It was thought that children with unexplained pain were either making the pain up, it was physiological, or that they had another form of RSD that Dr's thought was based in the muscular system.

Since more PM's are realizing that RSD can and do happen to present in children more research is being done on new treatment options and the long term-effects of RSD. It is true that children who are diagnosed earlier have a greater chance of going into remission but going into remission doesn't mean your 100% free of having RSD. Once someone has RSD even if they are in remission, it is easier for it to spread and come back with any injury he or she obtains later in life. This can be hard for children and teenagers who want to be active with their peers but have to be careful.

At this point little is know what goes on with those who have RSD long term. RSDSA is currently conducting a survey to try to understand what goes on. The results may not be published for a good while still. I have several friends who have had RSD about as long as I have and have gotten it around the time I did. Both girls seem to be having the same internal RSD symptoms like I have. One girl got diagnosed with RSD in the stomach like I did and the other girl just recently got diagnosed with RSD in her kidney. It makes me wonder if this is one of the long term effects of RSD.