So I spent the day today cleaning. I was busy, trying to accomplish a goal and in the end the house is clean. Now I am worrying about facial feeling and finger tinglings. I was last night too. Woke up at 5 am, rolled over, couldn’t find comfy position and felt a twinge in my lip. I panicked, then I felt a twinge in a finger, toe, etc. Basically I panicked for an unknown period of time before I finally fell back to sleep and awoke about 5 mins before my alarm went off.
What did I experience today you may ask? I stubbed my toe, and my feet are sore, but until I finished my shower 20 mins ago, I was entirely symptom free. This of course reinforces the reality that all of my current “symptoms” are in fact in my head. It was just reinforced again a minute ago as I was interrupted from writing this to read am email saying that the overpass I use to get to school will be shut down for the foreseeable future. As I mused about that again, all tingling gone.
So now I realize that most of this if not all is in my head, and what isn’t is probably the visibly dry skin patches on my lips and face. I am trying my usual calming techniques, but they don’t seem to be working for me with this. I can get short term relief during the day, but does anyone have any ideas on what I should do in the middle of the night?