Sudden onset neuropathy and scared
Hello everyone, I do not have an official diagnosis, bur I see my doctor Friday, and I am going to tell him about the sudden onset of tingling, burning, numbness and weakness that just appeared out of nowhere in my feet and legs.
It started about three weeks ago just out of the blue ive been having those symptoms which are almost certainly neuropathy related. I'm utterly miserable. Can't sit or stand long, so now I csnt work or go fishing like I used to love doing. That in my feet would be peripheral neuropathy once confirmed , im 99% confident it will be confirmed as neuropathy.
Now delving a little further I think I've also had neuropathybin my autonomic nerves. Out in warm weather my heart rate would just soar– over 130 BPM at times, with a high of 15< bom one time. I didn't think much at the time, I thought I was just dehydrated, drunk some water and once I got in the cool, my heart rate went to normal.
I have read that neuropathy of the autonomic nerves can do that, thus I have begun freaking out. Can neuropathy kill you? I don't mean to stir anxiety here but thats something that I worry about wince I have a longstwnding history of anxiety and panic attacks, always worried about something health wise happening.
Now that it appears I do have an issue to worry about with this neuropathy stuff, are there any tips in how to cope , and is there hope of regaining functionality, and are my fears of dying from.this stuff legit, or aggravates by my anxiety? Again, of course the best place for advice is with the doctor, but until I can see him Friday, I was just wondering if there are things others with similar experiences can address.