I'm not sure where this post rightly goes, but Anxiety seemed like a good start?
Here goes. I am a 34 year old stay at home mother to three children, 5, 3 and 1.
I have an allergy to gluten (not formally diagnosed as Celiac because I gave up gluten before I knew that once it was out of my system, the diagnosis was more difficult.) I also deal with some ideopathic gastroparesis, but I think dropping beef from my diet has helped. Other than the diet related stuff, I am healthy and strong and as long as I eat well, I am in good shape.
A week and a half ago, my husband had a catastrophic fall and had to be rushed to the ER and then a trauma center. It was really terrifying, and I found him lying in a pool of blood, unconscious and struggling to breath. He suffered several broken vertebra, some lost teeth and a bad concussion,but two weeks later, he is well, well, well on the road to recovery. Unfortunately, the night of the fall, I began to lose feeling in my fingers and since then, I have lost feeling (mostly numb, like they are "asleep" prior to pins and needles, and it has spread to most of my body. My MD suggested some Xanax which had little effect, and now Valium, which I am nervous taking as I am still nursing my 1 year old.
Long story, short question, does anxiety like the kind provoked by what I described explain the neuropathy? And should I expect a recovery in time? I should see a neurologist, but I'd hate to pay the copay only to have him diagnose it as "your husband fell through a ceiling!"
Thanks so much!