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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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…
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Hi, @hotfoooted – how has the anxiety been for you over the holiday season? How is the jingly, tingly, irritating feeling in your feet and lower legs?
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Me too..just got out of EMERGENCY with a LEFT HIP ARTHRITIS PROBLEM, connected to the NEUROPATHY….Gabapentin didn't help much, got
a prescription for TRAMADOL 50 mgs. for twice a day…one in the afternoon and one at night before bed. Got a meeting with the NEUROLOGIST ON the ELEVENTH …..I did get SOME HELP with TIGER BALM from CHINATOWN, on sale on the net, if you rub the affected areas for more than a minute or two it will ICE UP the problem and bring SOME relief….tried ADVIL P.M. does help, tried ASPIRIN doesn't help much, will see what the NEUROLOGIST wants me to do…Need the cane and use it wisely. WALKING every twenty minutes or so …………that helps to redistribute the inflammation as opposed to just one area which hurts MORE…..M.
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I can empathize with others experiencing this trio. They work as a team at times and are disruptive in our lives. I will not list my various maladies as it is depressing. I refuse to succumb to the macabre messages my maladies continually send to my brain.
Disorienting when I cannot feel my feet when I walk and feel like I am wrapped in cobwebs. ARGH!
All in all I am doing well. Even typing is a challenge. Stand strong and do not give up.
I do like your words of courage and strength! Keep it coming.
@margaretob, Thanks for the private message. Sorry to hear you ended up in the ER. Sounds like you might have a treatment plan/suggestion for the arthritis in the hip. Hoping you have a pain free day.
@parus Good day ,morning here .Did you read the post about cold therapy she talked about cold laser therapy a cheaper way would be a ice bag on your feet then rub in peanut oil as this oil is nutritious being expressed from peanuts. I use it on my back massaging it as high as I can go Hope it helps we have to try everything My Podiatrist told me to use ice
@lioness This I have not tried. Might be worth giving a try. Thank you!
@parus your welcome we have to try everything to see what gives u s relieve I read a quote about depression and anxiety (If you are depressed,your living in the past ,if your anxious you are living in the future,If you are at peace you are living in the present .) Life begins when fear ends ,do you have the power over these or do they have the power over you? I liked this quote
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