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A 22-year-old female asked:

I have had random tingling in my arms and legs. now my feet feel like they are burning. i have anxiety/panic attacks. could this be related?

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Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Hyperventilation: Yes - sometimes during anxiety or panic attacks you breathe faster and may hyperventilate - lowering the carbon dioxide level of the blood too low - this may cause the tingling in hands and feet and around your mouth. Because other things such as electrolyte imbalance and neurologic disorders and diabetes can cause tingling and burning pain in legs you should follow up with your doctor for tests.
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
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RLS: Could be restless legs syndrome and yes, can be related to your anxiety- call your physician for a consultation.

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