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What diseases cause hand paresthesia and swelling (in the MS mimic) catagory? I've been having a lot of symptoms that are classic MS symptoms but have not been diagnosed. My brain MRI without contrast was normal. One neurologist sd it was anxiety and to s

What diseases cause hand paresthesia and swelling (in the MS mimic) catagory? I've been having a lot of symptoms that are classic MS symptoms but have not been diagnosed. My brain MRI without contrast was normal. One neurologist sd it was anxiety and to s

Some of the options: Cervical radiculopathy, transverse myelopathy, ulnar / radial / median nerve impingement (incl carpal tunnel syndome), brachial plexopathy, peripheral neuropathy (there are many causes), and vascular disorders, such as calciphylaxis. I agree that carpal tunnel syndrome is #1 - and should be a place to start. A normal brain MRI does help put MS aside. ...Read more

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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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I can't do things like cross arms, legs, comb hair, hold phone, push ups w/out some form of paresthesia. How is that anxiety? Xanax doesn't stop it. I'm not panicking. I have popping in hand, shoulder blade that shoots pins and needles down arm.

I can't do things like cross arms, legs, comb hair, hold phone, push ups w/out some form of paresthesia. How is that anxiety? Xanax doesn't stop it. I'm not panicking. I have popping in hand, shoulder blade that shoots pins and needles down arm.

Anxiety or medical?: A diagnosis of anxiety as a cause of physical symptoms can only be made when medical causes have been ruled out. Suggest you see your pcp for an evaluation of paresthesias. That said, anxiety can cause numerous physical symptoms even without conscious panicky thoughts because of the body's response to an adrenaline surge via the "fight or flight" reaction. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hands & feet always drenched in sweat and cold when i wake up in the morning. Is this anxiety?

Hands & feet always drenched in sweat and cold when i wake up in the morning. Is this anxiety?

Anxiety symptoms: It could be a symptom of anxiety, or something else. Consult with your family doctor first to find out if there's some medical condition causing it, or if it's related to a meciation you might be taking. If not, consider consulting with a psychiatrist, or other mental health professional for treatment of anxiety. ...Read more

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Hands really warm, but feet cold. Is this because of anxiety? Dehydration? PS I also have a lot of layers on cuz I get cold easily

Hands really warm, but feet cold. Is this because of anxiety? Dehydration? PS I also have a lot of layers on cuz I get cold easily

Cause or effect ?: If you are worried about it you have anxiety, which may be warranted.If you notice you are feeling different and excessively cold, you may have a medical condition that has this symptom. Low thyroid is one thing that comes to mind.I would wright down what your symptoms and how long they have been present and see your doc. ...Read more

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Could coldness of hands -feet and nose be attributed to anxiety?

Could coldness of hands -feet and nose be attributed to anxiety?

See doctor: Anxiety can take many forms but I have not heard about coldness of extremities . I would see your doctor to determine what is causing this symptom. ...Read more

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My dr. Asked me if i had tingling in my hands and feet bc of anxiety, i said no. But now i do. What does this tingling mean?

My dr. Asked me if i had tingling in my hands and feet bc of anxiety, i said no. But now i do. What does this tingling mean?

Tingling sensation: Some times during panic episodes or anxiety if you hyperventilate calcium tends to flow from the blood into the cells. This would result in occasional tingling sensation in the fingers. ...Read more

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Have anxiety. Neck /back issue. had cool a/c on , like I was hot & cold , mostly cold on hands & feet . Turned a/c off ..I'm kinda cold still . What is this ?

Have anxiety. Neck /back issue. had cool a/c on , like I was hot & cold , mostly cold on hands & feet . Turned a/c off ..I'm kinda cold still . What is this ?

These could all be: symptoms of acute anxiety (panic), but before you accept this, go to your MD and get a general physical. There are 33 symptoms of anxiety, and you have some. Here's a primer: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more

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Why do I get cold hands and feet sometimes sweaty when I. Feeling anxious with anxiety?

Why do I get cold hands and feet sometimes sweaty when I.  Feeling anxious with anxiety?

Anxiety: Anxiety or worry is a psychological & physiological state characterized by somatic, cognitive, emotional & behavioral features. It signifies fear/concern/unpleasant sensations/ dread. It causes restlessness, fatigue, muscle tension & concentration difficulties. It is considered a normal reaction to a stressor, unless it interferes with daily functioning or causes significant distress, as in panic. ...Read more

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Could cold hands and feet and even nose be the signs of anxiety?

Could cold hands and feet and even nose be the signs of anxiety?

Yes it can: Anxiety could be accompanied by autonomic features. When in danger, the body floods the system with adrenaline (sns), the hormone of strenuous action and “flight or fight”. These reactions are involuntary and can be responsible for strange physiological symptoms. From cold nose, heart palpitation or even encopresis. ...Read more

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Can the tingling sensation/ like a shock be dangerous? In hands/ feet? I have anxiety meds. My calcium level is a 7 and low. Working with dr to fix

Watch heart!: Low calcium can affect electical conduction in muscle and nerves. That is probably causing your symptoms. Taking meds to help anxiety will help your anxiety symptoms too. Talk to your doctor about low dose celexa (citalopram). ...Read more

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Itchy hands and feet a month ago for a couple of weeks, stopped and now its back again. No rash. I think it's nerves, what can I do. I have anxiety.?

Itchy hands and feet a month ago for a couple of weeks, stopped and now its back again.  No rash.  I think it's nerves, what can I do. I have anxiety.?

See your psychiatris: Suggest see your psychiatrist and discuss the issue with him, he is the best to answer your question , it may or may not be anxiety. ...Read more

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Numbness hands, feet, lips and the tip of the tongue these symptoms comes and go! can that be related to anxiety?

Treatment : These symptoms can be related to anxiety, but it is so important that you get a medical check up. If your symptoms are related to anxiety there is effective treatment that can bring you relief from your physical symptoms as well as relief from other aspects of your anxiety. Psychotherapeutic treatment can make it easier to think clearly about your life and what your anxiety is telling you. Best. ...Read more

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Constant tingling/electric shock feeling in whole body mainly hands/feet. Docs say its anxiety, but not anxious or worried.

Constant tingling/electric shock feeling in whole body mainly hands/feet. Docs say its anxiety, but not anxious or worried.

2nd opinion: Your dr. May be correct but there are many things that could also cause this, from vascular to neurological, etc. If you are uncomfortable with his diagnosis, i always recommend a quality second opinion! ...Read more

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Tapered off remeron (mirtazapine) after 6 months use. Feet and hands are cold and sweaty. Feeling uneasy and mild anxiety. Anything i can do?

Tapered off remeron (mirtazapine) after 6 months use. Feet and hands are cold and sweaty. Feeling uneasy and mild anxiety. Anything i can do?

Depends on reason...: ...For remeron, (mirtazapine) and dosage. At this point, your symptoms are unlikely to be due to the Remeron (mirtazapine) use or taper. If it was being used to help with anxious depression, it can be replaced. But that's jumping ahead a bit. The first question is why were you on it? Having clammy hands or feet goes hand in glove (bad pun, i know) with anxiety. Psychotherapy can help and med are best used with it, not alone. ...Read more

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Burning hands and feet, anxiety, insomnia, muscle twitches. What is this?

Burning hands and feet, anxiety, insomnia, muscle twitches. What is this?

Vitamin deficiency?: Vitamin B12 deficiency. If so, there should be other symptoms such as decreased touch and vibration sensation in the feet and decreased reflexes. Vitamin B12 deficiency can occur with various medications, intestinal problems, and malabsorbtion of nutrients. The diagnosis is easy with an exam and common blood tests. Other causes could be in the spinal cord. Go see your doctor! ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause tingling in arms hands and feet? I was diagnosed with anxiety recently. I'm really worried about this being something serious

Can anxiety cause tingling in arms hands and feet? I was diagnosed with anxiety recently.  I'm really worried about this being something serious

Yes: sounds like you are anxious about being anxious. Anxiety can cause a multitude of differing physical symptoms. Best thing to do is see a psychiatrist to learn treatment options and likely seek a therapist to discuss coping mechanisms and managing and dealing with anxiety. a good book is called the anxiety and phobia workbook which you can search for on amazon. ...Read more

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So my hands randomly started turning blotchy red and itching my feet where also red. What could this be? I have anxiety and was having a panic attack

Were the lesions: Slightly elevated? I am wondering if you had hives. They can sometimes be triggered by stress. Are you receiving treatment for your anxiety? If not - why not? Take care. ...Read more

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Im a well nourished, healthy 20 y/o this month i gotten 3 periods of nausea rapid heartbeat cold hands & feet yet feel very well after; is it anxiety?

Not think so: All anxiety may be a possibility there may be something else going on. It's hard to be certain that there may be a gastrointestinal issues that need to be evaluated. It would be best to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more