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A 21-year-old male asked:

I have a anxiety disorder and when i feel i need to get out of somewhere urgently my right leg will violently shake if i'm sat and also have a muscle spasm sort of thing is this related to anxiety or could it be unrelated issue?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Anxiety can certainly cause tremors but muscle spasms can also be provoked. Have you considered stress management coaching which can be very helpful? If you're still concerned about the marked muscle spasms, consult a neurologist for evaluation & advice.
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