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Becky Brandt

Hi, I’m Becky Brandt. My CPS started 6 years ago after a severe case of Shingles damaged my nervous system. After trying numerous medications and holistic treatments, I found that my best relief comes from oral narcotics, antidepressants and lidocaine patches and cream.  I have completely modified my life to avoid CPS triggers like stress, loud noises, bright lights, tight clothing, heat, cold and vibrations. Other triggers, like changes in the weather & barometric pressure, cannot be avoided and so I have some terrible days where I just try to exist.

As a Nurse/Educator, I’m committed to providing quality CPS information to the medical community, researchers, patients and caregivers who deal with this menacing condition. It is my belief that the CPSF will play a huge role in finding a cure for this disabling disease.


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  3. Jereen Swan says:

    Hello Becky or whoever is taking their time to read this,my story is far to long and complex to get into but I’d like to share a few things and ask a couple questions. I’ve been diagnosed with Central pain syndrome and would like to know what the difference is between what I have and Complex regional pain syndrome. Also,my Dr. Would like for me to consider Ketamine infusion to help with my pain until I can save enough money to have my surgery. I use to have a very active life. I now am in bed 90% of my day. I work 5-15hrs a week. I could go on disability but have chosen not to because I feel I’d never get out of bed. I haven’t showered in 6wks because it hurts to much to stand or even have the tempeture change with bathing. I’ve gone to private weekly pain counseling for 10 yrs after I was diagnosed with stage 4 adrenal crisis. This amazing women has seen me for free this entire time once I wasn’t able to pay anymore. I’ve learned to lower my stress and live life differently. The Mind Body work help out greatly. So do you think the Ketamine is a good idea for pain control until I have my low back fusion. I’ve been on 75mcs fentanyl and 150 Percocets 10/325 a month for 10yrs. I’ll be on pain meds my whole life as I have many more issues. Let me know. Thank u
    Ps. Why are there so few members in this group. Is it hard to become one?

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