Ever since I got back from my trip to India, I have been getting worse. Heavy and burning/cold sensations in my limbs are not going away and are in fact affecting other parts of my body now too, like my spine and head. The sensations are so terrifying that I've convinced myself that the medicines the doctors gave me in India poisoned me and now I'm suffering from brain and spinal cord damage.
I am fighting off two separate ailments here, Traveller's diarrhea and a head cold. I'm also having trouble sleeping due to jet lag. A few days ago, I went to the ER and got all sorts of blood and cultures tests done. So far, all have come back normal.
A few months ago, my GP prescribed Xanax. I never filled it since I had an unpleasant experience with others benzos (Ativan). I became dependent and had terrible withdrawal. But I'm getting desperate and need some relief so I've considered getting my script for Xanax filled. I've developed medication anxiety over the past 6 months and convinced myself that every pill is going to kill me. So taking this Xanax will hard.
I'm just looking for some support here. I'm very scared but I desperately want to regain control of my life.