...and getting off of the valium. Surprisingly, because I'm at home and laying down resting most of the time, my anxiety is not all that out of control. I do however find myself putting ice packs on my head when it does rear its ugly head at me...it's a weird distraction for me, but it usually works. I went from taking 10-15 mg/day and now I'm taking 2.5-5/day...
The only thing I have really noticed is that my hands are shaky.
Today I woke up so sick to my stomach; my muscles were just burning and I felt so weak, like I was going to throw up. I know this is not from the Valium. Maybe I should have made two separate posts, but it was like if I used my arms for more than a few seconds they just would become limp almost...and I had to go get something to keep by me in case I might throw up (throw up what? I have barely eaten...)
Also, I wanted to ask if anyone has problems with low heart rate. For the past week or so - ever since this new set of symptoms has come up, my 'occasional' bradycardia has become near constant. Last night I was laying down and I was barely above 50 bpm. It scares me a lot. I'm afraid my heart's just going to stop in my sleep.
Oh, and because of all of this fear...I got an earlier appt. w/my LLMD...tomorrow at 11AM. I wrote down my symptoms and decided I'm just handing him the paper and am going to do as little jumbled up talking as my fried brain has to do. I'm calling some friends to see if anyone has a wheelchair because I know that even attempting to WALK into his office with this dizziness will just set my anxiety over the edge. I don't even like to walk around my house, but I'm terrified that if I don't use my legs, the muscles will shrink and I won't be able to. I constantly sit and tense my muscles up - a weird sort of physical therapy, I suppose. I lay back, bend my knees and then lift up my mid section/bottom as many times as I can to try to keep some strength or at least show myself that I still have strength (I think it's more of the latter).
Sorry for rambling...I feel like I have a lot to talk about for some reason...mostly I'm just scared and worried that I'll be let down tomorrow or that he will say you need to see a neurologist, not an LLMD.
Okay, so my questions:
-bradycardia/slow heart rate? anyone?
-also, do those with neuro symptoms feels that it's vital to do IV abx?
-anyone nauseated/vomiting for no reason?