Thanks alot everyone
It is nice to know that I don't suffer from this alone. HR33 originally inspired me to join this board as I saw her post on a simular topic while searching the net in general for this symptom. Its been hard, I have had horrible debilitating anxiety with panic for 8 years. Of course more things get piled on top like agoraphobia, now I have a new one OCD tendencies...."realated to worry" Im always worried about how I feel and the things going on in my body....classic hypochondriac. Can't work, can't have relationships with other people<<<cause can't go out. Oh, if I could just only have the panic attacks...but my symptoms are 24/7 which can lead into a panic attack when they get bad enough.
Now, I get the pins and needles at home as well...my living arrangement is a little stressful, im reduced to living in a house of a lot of people with my ex girlfriend and her boyfriend lol. However, I notice I have extreame pins and needles in the face and head while driving, so I have only about a 3 mile driving window now. It can also happen at my destination, like in walmart. So yes, I think it is just a constant state of worry, even when I am not "thinking" im worrying.........I am pretty sure that I am.
Im resolved to try something new. I have been a Dr. Jumper, never seeing the same one more than 1 or 2 times, and just kept getting the klonopin which now seems to have less effect. Stopped the zoloft, was prescribed that while in a hospital stay but without insurance...o man, just long long story.....without being able to work, I just flat out have no money so all they gave me was the trial pack, and I wasn't sure if I would be able to get more.
Going on medicade, should have it next week. And going to a new doc to 1, tell him I don't want to be automatically cast aside that my symptoms are panic/anxiety I want to be medically checked out, and since most of "my" symptoms are nerologic, I wan't that checked out to. This will bring some piece of mind. Then off to a psychiatrist for med treatment. I shall purchase the book Been There, Done That? Do This! by Sam Obitz I have never had any counseling to deal with this, it was always the drugs and run.
When the agoraphobia subsides, I shall seek traditional CBT.
I pray for all of you, I am so in your boat...if anyone stumbles upon this post. I do know how you feel..and I empathize. What a terrible thing we live with, I find strenght in those that have beat it, and may we all be on the road to good mental health once more.
"im sick and tired of being sick" :-)
I hate this condition soooo much, that if I ever can get on my feet again, Im devoting a large portion of my life to helping others. There is enough pain and disease and unhappiness in the world without something like this to be thrown on top.
To those new to the wonderful world of GAD Panic Dissorder Agoraphobia and the like...you are not alone, even though sometimes you feel that you are.
Also, i have done some further insight into the troubles of pins and needles, expecially in the face and head...im looking into allergies, posture or back related, sinus and anything else that could possibly affect the head in such a manner.
IF you guys have anymore thoughts or insight, or have recieved a viable explanation from dr's and so forth..please keep continuing to post....to me this is my most crippiling symptom...well that and I also get this throat closing sensation even during non panic situations....that I think may be allergies thought, and smoking :-)
sorry for the lack of spell check, im tired and lazy feeling today.
take care, and see you on the boards soon