A 51-year-old female asked:
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can an anxiety disorder mimic symptoms like ms? muscle twitches ,prickly sensation, numbness ? had normal brain,neck mri and clean emg.

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Dr. Ajainder Shergill
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Anxiety can, indeed, present with such symptoms. Important thing is to not chalk up the symptoms to anxiety until workup for other more serious things has been done. In your case, it appears that your studies are normal, so you should be reassured. There can still be some metabolic or electrolyte abnormalities that can cause such symptoms. If you continue to have symptoms, see your doctor.
Answered on Sep 5, 2014
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