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A 37-year-old female asked:

Can anxiety and panic cause face and arm to go numb and talkn off the wall not knowing your kids names high blood sugar but i was able to drive during all this and remember every thing symptoms only lasted 20 minutes?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Yes: Panic attacks can involve the symptoms you mentioned as well as other difficulties. It would be a good idea for you to get a good physical evaluation to make sure there are no other difficulties, but what you described could easily be related to panic.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Possibly: Anxiety can cause a great many puzzling symptoms. But if you also know you have diabetes, high or low blood glucose could produce similar changes in your mental status (ability to remember, make sense talking, etc). Face and arm numbness (even temporary) are of concern -- and i'd suggest you see your physician for complete evaluation of this episode or episodes.

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