Re: Am I nervous, feel nervous or are my nerves making me feel nervous?
CWB - I need a bit more input here....were you especially nervous before any numbness, etc. symptoms set in? If not, then you are going thru the what I call "WHAT'S GOING ON?'s" All the symptoms of neuropathy and ALL the unknowns that you can imagine mite wind you up a good deal. I really can't recall any direct connections of neuropathy inconnection with anxiety disorders per-se. But, if you are getting more and more anxious after neuropathy onset, and docs are just writing you off as a 'worrier', well, if It were ME, I'd get copies of any and all tests, reports etc. that other docs have done and find myself a 'topdoc'! These are usually listed in city/region mags annually and list those docs respondents to surveys feel are good. These docs won't go in such lists if they've a bunch of lawsuits pending [a small comfort?]. 'Web' up 'neurology diagnostic tests' to see what all SHOULD be done. I can't find a Harvard med site I'd found this AM that does the simple version/outline of what needs to be done at the start. Another source is [url]www.lizajane.org[/url] put together by a person who has neuro and spinal issues - the list of tests is boggling-but very pertinent. I've been thru 90% of them.
As for anxiety in and of itself - ask your primary doc for a list of several specialists in your area. There is always one good doc out there for you that can help. Sometimes it takes more than one [or several] 'second opinions' to get the right doc to help YOU. In the meantime, PLEASE DON'T PANIC!? OK?
Your potential concerns and fears about neuropathy[ies] can be founded, but usually not. De-stress about this, get knowledge and go fight the fight we all do. Let us know you got Lucky! with a good doc! Promise?
Last edited by dahlek; 08-18-2006 at 10:14 AM.