numbness is common from anxiety, husband should try an antidepressant and learn CBT
a large enough dose of ativan helps a lot with panic attacks but long term the help is reduced
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Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 7/14/2007 5:35:32 PM (GMT-6)
he sounds too stubborn
I am so glad you posted re your husband. I used the Ativan for sleep 4mg as that was when I had the most anxiety and panic attacks. I am now weaning off the benzos and have substituted the Valium for Ativan as it has the longest 1/2 life and keeps steadier dose of the med in the blood stream.
Klonopin is the current drug most popular for Anxiety Disorder it appears at this time.
I understand your problems and I am so sorry that you are in pain as well as your husband. Please keep following up with your physician until yo get a med that will work for the anxiety.
I wish you peace and happiness and please keep posting.
Good Morning Denim,
I just wanted to wish you a sunny Sunday and I wish for you peace and happiness on this new day.
Please keep us posted as you are an important member of our family.
Hello, I am so sorry that you did not get satisfaction from your physician.
Diagnostic imaging studies for spinal stenosis patients include either an MRI scan or a CT scan with myelogram (using an x-ray dye in the spinal sack fluid), and sometimes both. Unenhanced or plain CT scans are of limited value unless made with very fine segmental scan slices. MRI's are really the standard of practice now.
Surgery for spinal stenosis is mainly designed to increase a person's activity tolerance, so he or she can do more activity with less pain.
There are other treatment modalities, steroid injections, PT etc. depending on how severe your stenosis is.
I think you would surely benefit from a second opinion.
I will say a little prayer for my friend, Barbara. (((((((HUGS)))))))))
Reference: Brunner & Suddarth, Ninth Edition
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Glad to see you and Tammy are able to help each other. That is wonderful to know that you are able to communicate so well. Bless you.