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Pins and needles all over especially hands feet lips and tongue come and go. I've been diagnosed wth depression and health anxiety. Is it related?

Pins and needles all over especially hands feet lips and tongue come and go. I've been diagnosed wth depression and health anxiety. Is it related?

Anxiety?: As symptoms come and go, it could be anxiety, as long as medical causes were ruled out. Talk to your doctor about GAD & treatment for such. ...Read more

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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What can be done to stop the pins and needles feeling linked to my anxiety disorder?

What can be done to stop the pins and needles feeling linked to my anxiety disorder?

Pull vs Push?: I'd suggest this experiment: instead of trying 2 stop the pins ; needles feelings, see what happens if u focus on those sensations ; on nothing else. Focus on describing them as if u were observing them. See if u can even magnify the feelings. (i've yet 2hear of pins ; needles feelings actually hurting anyone, have u? Do this for at least 10 minutes. If u do try this, let us know what u discover! ...Read more

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I have pins and needles everywhere in body that comes and goes. I have health anxiety so I am extra worried. Is it serious?

I have pins and needles everywhere in body that comes and goes. I have health anxiety so I am extra worried. Is it serious?

Probably not serious: But you might want to get into targeted psychotherapy to learn how to manage your health anxiety. Once you do, so many pieces of these various puzzles will fall into place. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can anxiety show up in pins and needles on one side of the body with muscle tension?

Can anxiety show up in pins and needles on one side of the body with muscle tension?

Yes: Please see your doctor. You are on almost 2 of the same medications with the Effexor (venlafaxine) and cymbalta. If you getting medication from 2 different doctors you may be getting polypharmacy. Bring your entire list of meds with you when you see a doctor. Consider learning how to meditate and control some of your physical issues which are due to nerves. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause pins and needles and constant body pain? I suffer from anxiety everyday.

Can anxiety cause pins and needles and constant body pain? I suffer from anxiety everyday.

Hyperventilation: Pins and needles, especially to the hands, certainly can occur due to hyperventilation, which often occurs with anxiety. The body pain I am not so sure about, though. Talk to your doctor who is prescribing your xanax (alprazolam). You could also see a functional medicine or integrative medicine doctor to try to find the root causes of all of your symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I tell if these pins and needles that happen with easy compression is anxiety/cns disorder or nerve compression?

How can I tell if these pins and needles that happen with easy compression is anxiety/cns disorder or nerve compression?

Pins and needles: Pins and needles with compression is normally a mild symptom due to compression. For example, compression of the palm side of the wrist causes tingling in the thumb, index and middle finger tips. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause sensory issues. Eg, localised buzzing feelings around body & pins and needles feeling. Had this 1 year. Neurologist says migraines.

Can anxiety cause sensory issues. Eg, localised buzzing feelings around body & pins and needles feeling. Had this 1 year. Neurologist says migraines.

Yes, it can: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiological changes include chest pains, parasthesia (pins and buzzing feeling), dry mouth, aphasia, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have pins and needles in my left foot and in the face zone I am 21 yrs old and I made rmn 4 yrs ago and it was perfect. Can it be anxiety?

Other symptoms: What other symptoms of anxiety could you possibly have?
eg nervousness, pit in stomach, heart racing, sweating, worries about the worst happening etc. Check these out as well as pins and needles symptoms. ...Read more

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Can pins and needles in the whole body and numbness in arms and face for weeks can be due to anxiety?

Can pins and needles in the whole body and numbness in arms and face for weeks can be due to anxiety?

See your physician: Numbness and tingling can be due to many reasons including sitting or standing in the same position for a long time, nerve injury, electrolyte abnormalities, vitamin deficiencies, anxiety, etc. See your physician for evaluation. Http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/paresthesia/paresthesia. Htm ...Read more

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Cause of pins and needles like itching? I don't have a rash, no allergies. I feel like my body is having anxiety, took Allegra, (fexofenadine) not working.

#2 antihistamine: Are you taking any B vitamins that include niacin? Been out in the woods and touched nettles? If the itching is throughout the body might be a histamine reaction from foods or from skin dryness. Can also try 25-50 mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) which may make you sleepy. May also decrease the anxiety. ...Read more

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Pins and needles on back & chest when I get nervous, warm, flush, excited. No rash, I do have allergies and general anxiety disorder. Lasts seconds.

Pins and needles on back & chest when I get nervous, warm, flush, excited. No rash, I do have allergies and general anxiety disorder. Lasts seconds.

Not uncommon: If you can live with it I would just ignore it. If you feel as if you can't breath, get chest pain or tightening of your throat you may want to do something about this. Excessive sympathetic nervous system outflow is the cause leading to changes in downstream. The flush is part of the fight or flight response. If on the other hand this occurs without being preceded by anxiety you need a work up. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if my left leg and arm numbness and pins and needles? Could be from panic attack/anxiety?

See a neurologist: Panic usually affects whole body and unilateral symptoms would be unusual. Let a neurologist investigate for pinched nerve in neck and back. ...Read more

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Convinced myself I have a brain tumor, I've had a tense neck and pins and needles, I suffer chronic health Anxiety, nausea also. Could I have tumor?

Convinced myself I have a brain tumor, I've had a tense neck and pins and needles, I suffer chronic health Anxiety, nausea also. Could I have tumor?

Brain tumor?: Symptoms are vague, and if workup is negative for tumor, work with your doctor on finding out other reasons for neck discomfort & tension. ...Read more

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I am 19 and got sudden pins and needles in left arm and hand. They go away with a bit of movement or so. I also suffer from anxiety. Any thoughts?

I am 19 and got sudden pins and needles in left arm and hand. They go away with a bit of movement or so. I also suffer from anxiety. Any thoughts?

Not serious: Did it feel like a tingling sensation? It might have been due to some anxiety symptoms, which are sometimes accompanied by transient numbness or tingling sensations called "paresthesias.". ...Read more

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MS fear for 1.5 years. Body wide VISIBLE twitching. Hasn't gotten worse. No numbness or pins and needles. Can use limbs like normal. Anxiety related?

MS fear for 1.5 years. Body wide VISIBLE twitching. Hasn't gotten worse. No numbness or pins and needles. Can use limbs like normal. Anxiety related?

Response: None of what you mention causes me to think of MS, and not clear to me why your fear this diagnosis. Limb twitching can be due to numerous issues, and would be well to have this evaluated by a neurologist. But based on your description, I seriously doubt MS is cause. ...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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I have 3days burning pins and needles sensation all over my body especially hands arms back. I have chronic cluster headache! Doctors said anxiety??

Possibly: Possibly, but more likely related to your chronic migraine and cluster headaches. I doubt that anxiety can cause generalized tingling except with hyperventilation.Need to discuss this with your doctor. ...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