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A 32-year-old male asked:

Experiencing excess saliva recently. history of mild tingling/numbness/arm weakness/need for deep breath. normal blood tests/ekg/brain mri. anxiety?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
It depends.: I do not think that a heart condition is likely, given your age and results under normal conditions. It depends on when you get these episodes, and under what circumstances. If they happen during a hectic period in your day, like at work, etc., i would say anxiety is likely. However, if they occur at random points during your day, or after exertion, i would say get a stress test, etc..
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Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 41 years experience
Could be: Anxiety is a plausible explanation. There are so many other possibilities that are beyond the scope of this forum.. Best bet is to continue searching for a cause. These symptoms are also consistent with a neuromuscular bite problem. A bad bite can stimulate the hpa (hypothalamic pituitary adrenal) axis (selye) as well as alter cervical vertebral, position and compress axiallary nerves.
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Last updated Jul 26, 2013

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