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Old 10-03-2006, 02:11 PM   #1
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anxious??

I have severe low back pain and am again having to deal with doctors and employers/lawyers (worker's comp!).

I won the last time I took them to court, but I looked ridiculous. I guess b/c my pain is so severe and I am so emotional about it, that I just got worked up. I actually had to sit on my hands in front of the judge. What happens is my hands shake - terribly, I get hot, my neck muscles harden, and my voice shakes when I go to talk. Or, no words come out. Of course, in court, I have to TALK!! I cannot have this happen to me again. Just last week, I was having to deal with a dr's nasty secretary (just over the phone), and it happened again!

Can I go to a PCP about this? Is this something an anxiety medication will address?? I'm embarrassed to tell him, but it has to stop. I also get sick to my stomach and suffer from diarrhea when I have to deal with this. I don't know if this is an anxiety issue, with which a pill can help???????

 
Old 10-03-2006, 02:15 PM   #2
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Re: anxious??

I'm a layperson, but this sounds like situational anxiety and something that may respond well to beta-blockers. You sound like the classic candidate for a small dose of beta-blocker before the event. Beta-blockers are usually used for blood pressure and other heart related ailments, but they block adrenaline's action on the sympathetic nervous system, so they reduce trembling, sweating, heart rate, and shakiness. Definitely go talk to your doc. You probably just need something for these types of situations. Best wishes to you. Oh, have you read any of Dr. Sarno's books about back pain? Those are helpful to some people.

 
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