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I have neck pain and stiffness. I have tingling and numbness in hands and fingers and some tingling in buttocks area. I also struggle with anxiety/p attacks. xrays show degen.in neck. What to do?

I have neck pain and stiffness. I have tingling and numbness in hands and fingers and some tingling in buttocks area. I also struggle with anxiety/p attacks. xrays show degen.in neck. What to do?

Your best bet: Is to review these issues with your primary care doctor. They could be anxiety related but may also be related to another process. A good formal neurologic evaluation is necessary to make sure further evaluation beyond the x-rays you report, if any other testing is warranted. Best of luck. ...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 have this tingling sensation that lasts anywhere from ten to fifteen seconds that's been happening over the last few days, could it be anxiety?

I have this tingling sensation that lasts anywhere from ten to fifteen seconds that's been happening over the last few days, could it be anxiety?

Tingling sensation: Most tingling sensations, almost anywhere in the body, are due to either pscyhological stress or anxiety, muscle fatigue (as after vigorous exercise), or irritation or pressure on various nerves from being in an unusual or uncomfortable position for a long time. They tend to come in clusters, lasting usually around a week. If they last more than a month, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having tingling sensation on the right side of my face for a day now. I'm also feeling anxiety. Should I be concerned about a stroke?

I'm having tingling sensation on the right side of my face for a day now. I'm also feeling anxiety. Should I be concerned about a stroke?

It is unlikely that: these symptoms represent a stroke, in particular since they have not progressed to more serious findings in 24 hours. This is likely to be anxiety or inadvertent trauma to the facial nerves. It could be early shingles but I suspect you would have more systemic symptoms. If it persists you could get it checked out but I suspect it is nothing serious. ...Read more

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Tingling/vibrating/hot/cold sensations and/or twitching in single area of body for several days. Once one spot stops, somewhere else starts. Anxiety?

Tingling/vibrating/hot/cold sensations and/or twitching in single area of body for several days. Once one spot stops, somewhere else starts. Anxiety?

Possible: As your symptoms move to different areas and are not consistent, anxiety is definitely a possibility, but other systemic disorders can cause this. See a doctor and have your b12, thyroid, electrolytes and even a lyme test. Do not assume anxiety and ignore these, see a doctor to discuss and delineate your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause general aches and pains in the upper body, along with "body zaps", and tingling sensations?

Can anxiety cause general aches and pains in the upper body, along with "body zaps", and tingling sensations?

Anxiety: Anxiety manifiests in many ways. it dampens the processes in the body not needed in emergency situations such as eating and sexuality. A clinical psychologist can help, also the book Feeling Good by David Burns. Peace and good health. Your doc can examine you to rule out medical conditions. ...Read more

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On and off tingling/burning/redness on lips, the sensation fluctuates from lips and chin. Hoping it is anxiety. Longest is 2 hours. No blistering?

So,there's something: Anxiety is not the cause of. I was beginning to think one could blame the '08 financial crisis on it and Climate Change too! Actually, anxiety may have a role, but not in the way that means you should ignore it. It's possibly a type of hives and in the mouth area, you probably need to watch it for spreading or getting worse - if it even begins to, get to an ER. Take a benadryl (diphenhydramine) and pay attention. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause a tingling sensation left side of face left arm and left calf on and off today. No other symptoms. If I'm busy I feel it less.

Can anxiety cause a tingling sensation left side of face left arm and left calf on and off today. No other symptoms. If I'm busy I feel it less.

See that you have a: # of medical conditions. I would not assume that the tingling sensation you are experiencing is due to anxiety. The reason you may feel symptom less when you are busy is that it distracts you from focusing on the sensation. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
1,147 doctors shared insights

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. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more