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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more


Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Paresthesia is a symptom in which a person has sensations of tingling or "pins and needles" on some or all of his skin. If a person sleeps on top of his arm, he may have paresthesia in the arm for a short ...Read more