Wow...couldn't have it expressed what goes on ne better....yes, I had that anxiety as well....not over the last of the pretzels mind u, but over little things and from what I understand our emotions will vary like this just like the symptoms coming and going....bcuz our brainstems were involved...it is also healing so, use the valium now only when u really need it...I did....and no longer need it....and yes I had the numbness come back in my fingers and got depressed bcuz it was gone...but it went away...and prior to surgery it was 24/7 for me too.Same with my leg numbness....for the most part it is gone...but once in awhile...it pops in for a short visit.....and I also agree well worth the surgery to cut most of it back...HA's r diminished.....had only 1 bad one last Sunday.....so I am happy too!
So, yes, I feel what u r experiencing is chiari related and ur brainstem healing.
I agree with Selma however I would also advise caution with drugs like valium.
I have suffered from anxiety and panic attacks for many years. I was on valium and atavan at different times down through the years. My experience with these drugs is that they deal with the symptom by masking them but the anxiety is still there in the background waiting to rare its ugly head. Add to this the risks of becoming dependant on these drugs and you are walking a thin line.
The only advice I can offer is that drugs of this nature are only a short term solution…
I must agree with Ray...in the short term use of this and if I didn't make that clear I am sorry...I only used it if needed and for a very short time frame.
Agree completely on any pills. This particular one is the type of drug that I protest the most. Today is the first I've had one since before the Surgery. Herbs are not always any better in the long run, but I tend to look at them as the lesser evil. For me the best answer has always been to change foods or my situation. I thow away more drugs than I take in fact there are only 5 pain pills gone out the bottle the doc sent home with me after surgery. Not trying to press this idea on anyone, it's just my personal choice. I've dealt with pain meds since the day I was born... just don't want them in my system when there is a way around it.
Good point about the brainstem issues Selma... don't know why but that didn't even cross my mind.
BTW- Thanks Rod. I appreciate that advise very much. I had an aunt
who commited suicide by pills as a young teenager. It permenatly scared
upon my mind the dangers of prescription pills. Valuim was one of the pills
she took. :-\
Strange you should say that, I had a similar experience with my mum’s sister, she died by suicide and I was only talking to a friend about it last night!
It's been almost 5 months since my last surgery. I thought the anxiety and panic attacks would never go away, had them several times a week, and also lasted for days on end. The dr said due to brain settling. I still have attacks (all over the little things), but not as often, maybe once a week (last for a few hours), taking no meds for them, using breathing exercises. Taking no meds for the 1st time in 9yrs and hope to keep it that way.
I also have an aunt die by suicide, in August, in pain and did not want to depend on meds.