Neuropathy and depression and anxiety
I suffer from neuropathy in my feet and lower legs, and am extremely frustrated as this makes my depression and anxiety worse. Any help is appreciated. Thank You.
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These darned burning tingling feet and legs…. I wish there was some good way to keep my anxiety level down, because the more anxious I become the more my discomfort gets.. Makes it almost impossible to get any sleep! Help?!!
How is your anxiety being treated currently, @hotfooted? Sounds like it could be under better control to improve your feet, legs and also your mental health. Have you gotten to talk to your doctor specifically about this?
My doctor is fully aware of my anxiety issues and I have been taking Cymbalta for several years.. Before that I was on several different similar meds that changed every few years.. Some made me sweat and be unable to wear sleeves or socks, so I just dealt with that until we would try something else.. Life is a roller coaster all the time… Today I'm highly anxious about my interactions with friends, doubting my social abilities and afraid that I've upset some by saying something they misunderstood.. it seems that I open my mouth and say what I'm thinking without being able to consider how it might affect them.. but I never know how I'm being perceived and making people want to avoid me.. I feel like I'm always being misunderstood and probably should just keep away from everyone… I don't think that I'm being paranoid, but truly just don't perceive social interactions correctly… and meanwhile I deal with the jingly tingly irritating feeling in my feet and lower legs… along with the inner turmoil of being so on edge and fearful of being around others… I worry all the time…
Ask your doctor about trying Lyrica for your neuropathy.
Benzodiazepines like Xanax are very good at helping at anxiety.
Lyrica made me feel weird.
A lot of doctors dont want to prescribe Xanax anymore — they'd rather you suffer.
Yes, this is true. If you get a good one, he or she will prescribe.
Have you tried Neurontin?
@ronva2co You are right about Xanax except in some instances, it's the powers that be that are putting limits or not allowing the doctors to prescribe Xanax. I have had to take Xanax for years because I have severe panic attacks (as in think I'm dying and being rushed to the ER). Since this med is a controlled substance, I have had to have bloodwork done four times a year to get my prescription renewal. For years my Dr. could prescribe a 90 day supply, but the last time I could only be given one month's supply at a time. So now I have to get to the pharmacy every month for Xanax, and I get panicky when the bottle is half full. I needed the assurance of three months, but no more. That's a government regulation, not my Dr. I just hope they don't deny my prescription. I can't imagine what my attack would be! My Dr. doesn't want me to suffer; it's the government and Big Pharma.