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Could anxiety cause you to feel burning sensation in parts of the body? I felt hot on right side in the back of my neck all the way down to my arm

Could anxiety cause you to feel burning sensation in parts of the body? I felt hot on right side in the back of my neck all the way down to my arm

Yes... but: Anxiety can cause a sensation of burning skin by triggering the 'fight or flight' response. However there are medical conditions that can cause a sensation of burning skin. Do see your pcp to rule this out before saying it's all from anxiety. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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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Does anxiety cause pain in penis and testicles? I feel like burning in my penis but the same time i feel burning in different parts of my body.

Does anxiety cause pain in penis and testicles? I feel like burning in my penis but the same time i feel burning in different parts of my body.

Burning sensation: In penis may be related to infection or std. Please see doctor. Burning elsewhere may be b vitamins too low. Please tell doc. He/she may test your levels. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have burning sensations which appear on different parts of the body. A couple of doctors think anxiety related. Does fibro have many more symptoms ?

I have burning sensations which appear on different parts of the body. A couple of doctors think anxiety related. Does fibro have many more symptoms ?

Chinese medicine: Glad to hear you are listening to your docs. Beyond that you might consult a doctor of chinese medicine. We deal a lot w/issues of hot and cold using various herbs, bodywork, imagery, etc. Anxiety can be a factor in this, as can fibro. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How does anxiety cause burning skin sensations ? Is it to do with the fight or flight system ?

How does anxiety cause burning skin sensations ? Is it to do with the fight or flight system ?

Vasodilation: Or widening of the blood vessels sends blood to the skin and can be experienced as burning. This is the result of chemicals such as histamine being produced in large quantities in the body when stressed. Today we talk about the flight, flight, freeze response. The relaxation response is the opposite and herbert benson, md, has a little book w/technique that helps. The very best to you. ...Read more

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I've heard that stress/anxiety can cause burning skin sensations and other odd sensations in the skin. Is this correct ?

I've heard that stress/anxiety can cause burning skin sensations and other odd sensations in the skin. Is this correct ?

Skin ; stress: Yes, stress and anxiety can cause one to feel burning and other sensations on one's skin. Also suggestion either through hypnosis or autosuggestion can also produce burning and itching, . ...Read more

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Could a burning sensation in the stomach also be caused by anxiety and stress?

Could a burning sensation in the stomach also be caused by anxiety and stress?

It could: Psychological stress can cause all kinds of physical symptoms, but before you decide that it is psychological, it is important to rule out any medical problem which could have been brought on by stress or may be causing the symptoms. Get a physical and speak to your physician. If they find no medical causation or think you simply need to learn some stress reduction techniques, find a psychologist. ...Read more

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My Neurologist said anxiety/stress can cause a burning sensation on the skin. Is this common ?

My Neurologist said anxiety/stress can cause a burning sensation on the skin. Is this common ?

Stress: causes different symptoms to different people so the skin sensation may be your response so i really cant say your symptom is common for you it is ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause you to get a burning sensation at back of head and around just above the ears? This burning comes and goes.

Can anxiety cause you to get a burning sensation at back of head and around just above the ears? This burning comes and goes.

Possible but...: Anxiety can produce tingling, numbness, and other uncomfortable sensations. The burning pain you describe is not the most typical for anxiety and you need to have a physician rule out problems in your cervical spine, neck and upper back muscles, and occipital nerves. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause burning sensation in legs ? Would amitriptyline help for this ?

Anxiety - burning: Anxiety cannot cause a burning sensation in the legs, but Amitriptyline will help the symptoms as the med is a nerve pain agent, and burning is a symptom of nerve pain. ...Read more

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What causes burning sensations from xyphoid area all around chest (where the bra underwire is,even without bra on)? PCP says not heart.Cardiac anxiety

What causes burning sensations from xyphoid area all around chest (where the bra underwire is,even without bra on)? PCP says not heart.Cardiac anxiety

Many things: You are right, you want to rule out more concerning life threatening cardiac(heart) pathology but it's possible that anxiety, gastrointestinal, pulmonary(lung) or even plain dermatologic(skin) related issues could be driving your symptoms. You should make sure you feel like your doctor is exploring all possibilities. ...Read more

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Had a sudden burning sensation under my tongue and throat that comes and goes .. Can this be caused by anxiety?

Anxiety: sudden burning sensation under my tongue and throat that comes and goes” is likely due to Stress causing Anxiety. It is possible that Thoughts and Feelings of Anxiety at times become overwhelming causing burning sensation. Burning sensation is not constant due to healing Powers of your Body. Anxiety is treatable with very good results. See Psychiatrist for Therapy, Relaxation, and Medication. ...Read more

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Burning sensation feeling on skin over pelvic area. No other symptoms. Is this nerve damage or just caused from health anxiety and stress?Ovarian cyst

Burning sensation feeling on skin over pelvic area. No other symptoms. Is this nerve damage or just caused from health anxiety and stress?Ovarian cyst

It depends: The pelvic area is from navel to upper thighs. Are you saying lower abdomen or lower back/sacral area; deep or on the skin? Contact dermatitis may be one cause due to detergent or fabric softener in your panties or some other chemicals in that area. If it is not painful to press on lower belly, move the hips or lower back, bend or extend, then not likely internal or spine/joint related. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause "hot spots"? A burning sensations in arms, back, between breasts, under left breast. No rash or redness. Just a feeling of pain.

Possible: Anxiety can definitely cause physical symptoms in the head, chest, back and arms. But these can also be signs of other serious health conditions so you should see your doctor and have a thorough examination so that you can treated for the correct problem. ...Read more

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Can anxiety/stress cause GERD or reflux-like symptoms such as feeling of gas or burning sensations in the throat?

Can anxiety/stress cause GERD or reflux-like symptoms such as feeling of gas or burning sensations in the throat?

Reflux: Yes, anxiety and stress have been shown to worsen reflux. There are certain foods that can make reflux worse, too, like spicy foods and greasy foods. If you have reflux that causes heartburn, it is also possible that your reflux might get all the way up to the level of your throat and your voice box. When it get this high in your throat, we call it laryngopharyngeal reflux. Should see your dr. ...Read more

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What causes random hoarsness daily burning mouth and throat sensations. What kind of doctor should be seen? Hoarsness comes any time of day and same for mouth and tongue discomfort. No fever, good energy. High anxiety frequently

What causes random hoarsness daily burning mouth and throat sensations.  What kind of doctor should be seen? Hoarsness comes any time of day and same for mouth and tongue discomfort.  No fever, good energy. High anxiety frequently

A : A board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, in addition to an ent, would be a good choice since they can evaluate issues within the mouth and upper throat. Burning mouth syndrome is usually due to issues within the oral cavity, but discomfort can extend down the throat. You also have to rule out gastric reflux as a source of your problem. ...Read more

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