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Since September I've had pins and needles in my hands and feet. I've had an EMG that was normal and x-rays that were normal. I was put on Prednisone for 6 days. After coming off of that I had almost 2 weeks of lightheadedness, a feeling of falling away, and a sensation of electricity going through my body. A ringing in both ears started at the same time and has not gone away. A month after the Preds, I went on a carousel with my daughter last weekend and had an extreme attack of feeling unwell--shaking, dizzy, extreme anxiety. This week, I get feeling better and better but still get the anxious feeling that something's not right. I get a little dizzy, have a feeling of too much adrenaline in my body, feel I can barely function. I have good moments and very bad moments. I saw a different doctor yesterday who reviewed my bloodwork from the old doctor, which showed I had high nonfasting cholesterol. The new doctor can't find anything medically suspicious and feels I'm having anxiety problems. I have an appointment with a neurologist on the 23rd. The new doctor offered Xanax to help me and see if it makes the pins and needles go away. The pins and needles are actually better since September, but my right foot is not resolved. They come back, though, in all hands and feet when I feel anxious. Any one else with these symptoms?? Any thoughts on Xanax?? How about the ringing ears--anyone experience that with stress/anxiety (frankly drives me nuts!)?

All thoughts are appreciated--thanks!

D.
Also, the ringing in the ears is a common symptom of panic. The pins & needles can also be from stress to the muscles in your kneck & shoulders. Mine all tighten up when I'm in a panic or stressed & I think it pinches a nerve that may go to the hands & feet. Stress/panic can cause all kinds of physical symptoms.

Xanax in my opinion, is good for emergencies, but I would not take it on a daily basis. Yes, it will calm you down, but has a short life, maybe 4 hours & sometimes with some people, it leaves them shakey & hyper when it wears off. Ask the doctor about Klonopin, it's lasts much longer in your system, is of the same family as xanax & also you don't have residule effects from it wearing off.
Thanks for the information. I had read somewhere that Xanax makes you feel better only for the short time it's in your system and you can clearly tell when it wears off. All I need is to be shakier!

I can tell that when I rub certain areas of my shoulders and hips that it buzzes in my hands and feet. Thanks also for letting me know that the ringing is a common symptom.

I will be starting my daughter in preschool 2 half days this coming week and plan on using the free time in the local YMCA. I've also been working out on my NordicTrac. I think if I can get my "foot" forward on the right path, the rest will follow!

Thanks!

D.
[QUOTE=lori j]Also, the ringing in the ears is a common symptom of panic. The pins & needles can also be from stress to the muscles in your kneck & shoulders. Mine all tighten up when I'm in a panic or stressed & I think it pinches a nerve that may go to the hands & feet. Stress/panic can cause all kinds of physical symptoms.

Xanax in my opinion, is good for emergencies, but I would not take it on a daily basis. Yes, it will calm you down, but has a short life, maybe 4 hours & sometimes with some people, it leaves them shakey & hyper when it wears off. Ask the doctor about Klonopin, it's lasts much longer in your system, is of the same family as xanax & also you don't have residule effects from it wearing off.[/QUOTE]





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