So, I've been struggling with HA for about 6 months now related to fear of HIV contraction after a one-time, low risk sexual encounter. I have been given the "you're clean" from my doctors with definitive tests (out to 6 months when most experts consider 3 months conclusive without any doubt) -- and I've finally began to see my anxiety symptoms reduce and accordingly my body return to normal.
I struggled with a numb / tingly / burning pain in my lower shins for a long time -- which last week *finally* went away (hooray!). To my dismay, however, my right, big toe started to go numb and feel extremely cold just after the shin pain went away. I visited a doctor who said my reflexes and sensations seem normal -- but man, does my toe feel cold / like it's falling asleep ALL the TIME!
Frankly, it's killing me -- and what's worse is I immediately hit google, find peripheral neuropathy -- and bam there I am thinking I've got HIV or some other "infectious process" -- gah!
Anyone ever have anything like this? Will it go away!? Please say someone else has had a numb, tingly / cold toe come and go!
I just want to get back to normal again.