So I saw a psychiatrist yesterday. I was in no great need, but I've been having a lot of work-related problems lately. I always cover myself with a doctor's note.
Anyway, I fancied talking to someone about my disease. I don't burden my friends with my problems, and all they say is "You'll be OK".
My neurologist certainly isn't interested. I'm essentially a research subject to him.
I'm 45, male, and I've never in my life spoken to anyone about my problems.
So, I gave this psychiatrist such a tale of misery and woe. You can imagine what I said, I don't need to repeat it to you lot.
I hadn't taken any 4-AP that day, and I was stumbling everywhere. That added more colour, more backup.
In the end, what could he say?
I'll tell you what he said, "Would you like an antidepressant?"
Why not? Paxil, Paroxetine.
I took it this morning, then again at lunch. Calm ain't the word for how I feel. Everything is good with the world.
Yes, I know. These SSRI's have some real horror stories attached to them. So do Benzos, I've been on those for years.
I'll get to the point now. I have no leg spasms.
I've just been Googling about and I read that SSRI's are a good choice for neuropathic pain. I'll post links later.
No spasms, and, I don't have the tired, achey legs. Something going on here.