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Anxiety Or Something Worse Paresthesia In Hands Feet
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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?
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 ?
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
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
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.?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Constant tingling/electric shock feeling in whole body mainly hands/feet. Docs say its anxiety, but not anxious or worried.
Having a lot of anxiety lately, and after a while of panicking my hands & feet go numb & I pass out. Also chest pain. Is this normal?
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
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
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
I get very sharp heart pain that lasts about 2 seconds, not brought on by exercise, but I have red hands and feet. I have anxiety, is this bad?Thanks
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
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?
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