Whenever, my emotional or physical stress level gets too high, I get this numbness all over my body, especially my arms amd legs become so cold that it feels like my circulation is shutting down. This problem started soon after I delivered my second child by c-section. At the beginning, Doctors thought I had severe anemia problem. However, after fruitless treatments of anemia and others, I realized this was psychological. After over 10 years of theraphy and others, I figured it out that this was my body's "Fight or Flight" response to stress. Meanwhile, doctors dignosed me with anxiety and depression. I tried many medications, feeling like a human expermental rat. I felt like doctors were just trying all kind of medications on me to see which one works. I know this is the way doctors find right medication for patient but I was going crazy coping with all the side effects. The only medication that worked for me were Zoloft and Klanopin. To me, Klanopin is the magic medicine, although I worry about getting hooked on it. One of the crazy things about this symtom was that I would have it during warm weather and it would go way when the weather cooled down(I live in California). I really felt like I was posessed. I even tried hypnosis which scared me to death. The hypnosist said I was sexually abused as a child which I do not have any memory of. I do agree that I had very stressful & unhappy childhood, but sexual abuse? I do not know. Now, since I had this problem so long that I do not panic when I get it, however, the symtoms make me so uncomfortale that I not stand it. That is when I take Klonopin. Oriental medicine explains that my 'Chi' is too low. So I would take some herbs and get some accupunture treatment then my "chi" level goes up, however, my "Chi" drops down again because I do not handle my stress and emotion well. This is why I do Yoga and meditation. However, I am so frustrated with this Yo-Yo situation. They said if I do not get this problen under control, I will really fall apart when my real menopause comes. Any advise or wisdom???
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