Could someone talk to me about GAD?
I don't have panic attacks. I am, however, rarely able to relax. I can't say that I worry excessively, but more like I just can't let go.
I have chronic pain and have been on pain killers for a couple of years, on and off. I've been pain free for the last two days, yet in those days, I desperately want a pill to calm down. For the last couple of days my hands have been so cold and sweaty that I've had to keep a towel on my desk and wash constantly to help keep dry. My feet feel like they need buckets to absorb the dripping, although they are just generally damp. My acupuncturist has been working on this for three weeks, to no avail. My heart rate is rapid and my pulse is high. Blood pressure goes from normal to fairly high. I've been getting headaches and blurry vision.
Is this stress or anxiety, or not enough info to distinguish? I suppose it could be opiod withdrawal, but has never happened when I stopped taking them before.
Any insight would be appreciated.
Dx: FMS/CMP/DDD - 2 ACFs with more to follow, scoliosis, unlevel hips
Rx: Cymbalta, Soma, Zanaflex, EC Naprosyn, Ambien CR, Lortab and Percocet.