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Tachycardia, sharp heart pain, loss of consciousness and paraesthesia (pins and needles sensation)..?

Tachycardia, sharp heart pain, loss of consciousness and paraesthesia (pins and needles sensation)..?

Call 911: Although this could represent hyperventilation or an anxiety attack, let a trained physician decide, don't run he risk of ignoring symptoms that could represent a heart attack. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Can constant worrying cause physical symptoms like prickling sensations in hands,feet, muscle twitching,jaw tightness?had normal brain mri,EKG

Can constant worrying cause physical symptoms like prickling sensations in hands,feet, muscle twitching,jaw tightness?had normal brain mri,EKG

Yes: Chronic worrying is a core symptom of anxiety. Physical manifestations of anxiety can cause discomfort and concern, and range from muscle tightness and aches and pains to chest pain, tingling and burning in different areas of the body, or other sensations. Anxiety also increases one's sensitivity to physical changes that may amplify these sensations. ...Read more

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Is feeling cold and shivery symptoms of panic and anxiety?

Is feeling cold and shivery symptoms of panic and anxiety?

YES: If you have anxiety , yes. Hot flashes as well as chills are physical manifestations of anxiety. Other symptoms include dry mouth, shortness of breath, tingling, blurring of vision, chest tightness, cramps, diarrhea... You don't have to have all of them, can have any combination of the physical symptoms. ...Read more

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Can being nervous and feeling anxious make the extremities feel numb and also have a weird tingling sensation?

Can being nervous and feeling anxious make the extremities feel numb and also have a weird tingling sensation?

Absolutely: Yes this is one of the cardinal signs of anxiety. Please seek help from a psychologist who will put you at ease and perhaps refer you to a competent psychiatrist for an anti-anxiety medication. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Slight lightheadedness day to day with transient tingling spots under feet. Normal emg and physical exam. Burning sensations when anxious and excited?

Slight lightheadedness day to day with transient tingling spots under feet. Normal emg and physical exam. Burning sensations when anxious and excited?

Anxiety symptoms : You already made the connection between your symptoms and anxiety. Anxiety disorder can cause many symptoms including numbness/ tingling in the limbs, dizziness, heart racing, sweating, chest pain, stomach ache, diarrhea or sudden urge to have a bowel movement. These can have a negative impact on some people and should be treated. See your doctor to confirm diagnosis and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause general aches and pains in the upper body, along with "body zaps", and tingling sensations?

Can anxiety cause general aches and pains in the upper body, along with "body zaps", and tingling sensations?

Anxiety: Anxiety manifiests in many ways. it dampens the processes in the body not needed in emergency situations such as eating and sexuality. A clinical psychologist can help, also the book Feeling Good by David Burns. Peace and good health. Your doc can examine you to rule out medical conditions. ...Read more

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What can cause light headedness, tingling in arms and hands, like needles pricking your skin, heart fluttering, and anxiousness?

What can cause light headedness, tingling in arms and hands, like needles pricking your skin, heart fluttering, and anxiousness?

Hyperventilation: When you are anxious or stressed for some reasons you hyperventilate and your heart can flutter. During hyperventilation your blood chemistry changes in a negative way . You exhale to much co2 and your blood pco2 drops and this in turn decreases ionized calcium in the blood causing tingling , Decreased blood pco2 can give you light headedness. Breathing to a paper bag helps when under stress. ...Read more

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Can numbness, tingling, and itching be psychological?

Can numbness, tingling, and itching be psychological?

It can be: BUT medical causes should be rule out in order to determine this. ...Read more

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Neurological symptoms in legs and arms experiencing hyperesthesia(NOT painful) and sometimes numbness and erratic mild muscle pain. Fibromyalgia?

Neurological symptoms in legs and arms experiencing hyperesthesia(NOT painful) and sometimes numbness and erratic mild muscle pain. Fibromyalgia?

Probably not: Fibromyalgia is a specific condition that should only be diagnosed by an expert. FMG is associated with specific trigger points not general numbness & hyperesthesia. Unfortunately even health care professionals toss around the term Fibromyalgia leading to many missed diagnosis & 'therapeutic misadventures' (which can be deadly). See a neurologist, & then a FMG specialist if a diagnosis isn't made. ...Read more

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Chest pain with dizziness nausea and numbness tingling in arms?

Chest pain with dizziness nausea and numbness tingling in arms?

Go to doctor: Chest pain, nausea, dizziness, and arm complaints? Get to doctor now. It can be many things minor or major. Why take the risk. Get it checked out now. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause pins and needles and constant body pain? I suffer from anxiety everyday.

Can anxiety cause pins and needles and constant body pain? I suffer from anxiety everyday.

Hyperventilation: Pins and needles, especially to the hands, certainly can occur due to hyperventilation, which often occurs with anxiety. The body pain I am not so sure about, though. Talk to your doctor who is prescribing your xanax (alprazolam). You could also see a functional medicine or integrative medicine doctor to try to find the root causes of all of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is neck pain can cause numbness and tingling and goose bumps sensations?

Is neck pain can cause numbness and tingling and goose bumps sensations?

Possibly: A pinched nerve in the neck can cause neck pain as well as numbness and tingling. Goose bumps are not a common complaint but are certainly possible. ...Read more

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I am feeling anxious, tingling right side of body , tightness back ofhead, lightheaded, difficulty concentrating, sense of impending doom, nervousness?

I am feeling anxious, tingling right side of body , tightness back ofhead, lightheaded, difficulty concentrating, sense of impending doom, nervousness?

Nervous&lightheaded: Your symptoms can come from a variety of causes. They may be medical or psychological (anxiety) or a combo of both. Please see your doc. If he/she rules out medical, please see a mental health professional to learn strategies for stress management. Be sure to mention "impending doom" which MAY be related to OCD but not always. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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General CNS weakness, hot/cold sensations in head and chest, tremors in left hand, super discomfort, hopelessness?

General CNS weakness, hot/cold sensations in head and chest, tremors in left hand, super discomfort, hopelessness?

Related symptoms: You could benefit from a neurological look see to make sure there's nothing that could be causing at least some of your symptoms of tremor & weakness. However, you use the word "hopelessness" and I'd like to ask if you're in contact with someone who you can use that word with in conversation & has the ability to make you feel better? I predict you'll feel better in some other ways as well if yes. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cuase strange aches and pains?

Can anxiety cuase strange aches and pains?

Anxiety: If medically cleared & no physical factors attribute to the pains, yes. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing, hand tremors, cold and hot tingly sensation all over body?

Difficulty breathing, hand tremors, cold and hot tingly sensation all over body?

Doctor visit: Your symptoms need to be evaluated. If you have a history of asthma, your doctor may instruct you to take your albuterol inhaler and to procede to their office or ed. Checking your temperature will be important information for your doctor in assessing whether there is an infection. They will also consider checking your glucose level as well. I hope that this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more