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A 24-year-old male asked:

why does anxiety cause, palpations, chest pain, dizziness, weak legs, back pain, and twitching muscles?

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Autonomic: nervous system. Anxiety initiates and perpetuates a flight or fight response from your autonomic nervous system leading to all of the symptoms described. That is why, for example, yoga and meditation help. They counteract the autonomic response and relax you. So does slow deep breathing

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Last updated Jul 13, 2016

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