Hello All, I just found this group and I am so thankful to have found this! I am so frustrated with our medical system here is Santa Rosa, Ca. It takes months to get an appointment with anyone…. Please read my story and any feedback or information would be so helpful. So I live in Wine Country, and last year beginning in Oct. 2017, I lost four family members, my baby brother, two sister-in-laws and my best friend just in July 019. I started to drink more and more wine everyday. Sometimes up to a bottle a night. On Jan. 2, 2020 I decided to stop, cold turkey. By the fourth day, I woke up at 3:00 am with stabbing, burning pain going up and down my legs and the bottom of my feet. My calf muscles were so sore as if I had run a marathon the day before. I went in (on a Saturday to a doctor, not my primary care physician), and explained my symptoms and that I had quit drinking just recently. She gave me a referral to have a nerve conduction test and physical therapy. I had blood work done and I don't have diabetes and my Vitamin B-12 level was VERY high, I think because I had taken vitamin B-12 supplements the day before the blood test, but all in all my blood test results were all good. I can't get an appointment for the nerve test until the end of March! In the meantime, I went to my chiropractor and explained everything to him, he said all that nerve pain was from going through alcohol withdrawal. He said I should have weened myself off instead of cold turkey. So, I went home and had a glass of wine and the next day I felt better. BUT, I am so nervous that I have damaged my nerves and I can't get help for another 6-8 weeks. Has anyone experienced this? Could this nerve pain be something else?
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