If you are a person with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, you may be feeling anxious about how your illness could increase the risks associated with a COVID-19 infection. Since coronavirus is a new disease, we cannot say whether or not having CRPS makes you prone to a severe infection, but there are some medications such as steroids which may heighten your risk of complications as they are immunosuppressants. Any person who is taking immunosuppressant medication should be vigilant and remain indoors, in line with government guidelines. If you have questions about your medication you should always contact your healthcare provider or pain specialist.
There are potential risks associated with opioid patches (transdermal patches) and COVID-19 infections, and also the possibility of a flare up of your CRPS symptoms if you become ill with COVID-19. The Burning Nights website has more information on this, and the British Pain Society have provided an update on managing pain disorders during the pandemic. You can view the document here in full.