DBS done in Feb 2012 - had numbness in toes soon after it was turned on. Have had the DBS steadily for 3 months now. Prescribing meds for anxiety? I never had these physical manifestations of anxiety before. Could lead/contact be the cause? Docs say no. I certainly don't feel depressed - I'm on disabiity and don'not involved in the hell called corporate America anymore - there is always a silver lining.e Can't get them to revisit placement of the lead. Anyone on anxiety meds post DBS? I think they're considering SSRs which might eliminate Azilect which works well for me, but I must be very careful about foods and vitamins and other drug interactions.