Superficial blood clot brought my HA back

Hello I joined this group after finding it in a Google search. As the title says I have a superficial blood clot in my right foot and it's brought my health anxiety back in full force. Ever since I discovered it and it was diagnosed I've had non stop anxiety. It's been over three weeks. I even started seeing a psychiatrist but I don't know if I'll be able to continue to go because of child care issues. He didn't prescribed any medication cause I told him I can't take antidepressants. So I just have to make it through on my own.

Well what just happened was why I actually came on here. I woke up after a few hours of not good sleep to my left leg (the non effected one) being totally asleep! I wasn't even fully awake when I noticed it. But I moved it around and feeling came back. I kind of still feel a sensation in it sort of. But it's hard to say because recently I've been hyper aware of every sensation my body has. I wasn't really lying super weird. Maybe kind of on my side but there was a pillow under my calf kind of. I'm not sure. I also have scoliosis and am pretty sure that a lot of sensations in my legs are from sciatica.

I've been awake an hour and need to go back to sleep cause my anxiety is way, way worse if I don't get good sleep. But I'm afraid if I fall asleep that my leg will go numb again and then I'll be really super freaked out.

Can someone reassure me that a limb falling asleep is normal?

Also just a bit of information, I've had my superficial clot looked at by multiple doctors including a vein doctor and they have all said that it is not at all life threatening. But my HA can't let go of the fear because vascular stuff has been a phobia of mine for about 6 years.

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  • I have that same phopia(one of my many). I am sorry for your pain. But the best think I can say is simply keep the faith...God is a chain breaker, and we will one day find that peace again. My love goes to you. Be well.

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