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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

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