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I suffer anxiety and started having tingling in both arms, tingling in upper left chest and some back discomfort? When taking my medicine it subsides

I suffer anxiety and started having tingling in both arms, tingling in upper left chest and some back discomfort? When taking my medicine it subsides

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...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


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Both arms hands tingling/aching some weakness. Comes and goes weeks at a time. Upper back pain sometimes. Scared?

Both arms hands tingling/aching some weakness. Comes and goes weeks at a time. Upper back pain sometimes. Scared?

2 main possible cau-: ses:-
1: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, on both sides, or Ulnar nerve getting pinched at elbows;
2: Referred pain from your Neck/spine where the possible disk lesion might be causing this.
Other causes could be at play. U need to see an Orthopod for proper Diagnosis and treatment.
Meanwhile use a Wrist brace and wear them most of the time, to see whether your numbness/tingling improves.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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Tingling in both upper arms, tingling in upper left chest and some lower back pain, I have bad anxiety and didn't know if this could be the cause. ?

Tingling in both upper arms, tingling in upper left chest and some lower back pain, I have bad anxiety and didn't know if this could be the cause. ?

Maybe: Anxiety is certainly on the list of possible causes. As are many other possible diagnoses. If symptoms continue, best to see your doctor for evaluation of your symptoms. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck with this. Let us know how things turn out. Dr. R ...Read more

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Periodicaly I feel my arms tingling, from my elbow to the ring and little finger, I feel it in both arms. Some advice? Could be a sign for something?

Tingling in hand: The distribution of your symptoms suggest ulnar nerve impingement. You need to see your doctor and consider getting a nerve conduction study. ...Read more

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Usually just have joint pain.Sle. Recently both arms/hands go numb/tingling. Muscle pain all over body. Severe in arms. Possible causes?

Usually just have joint pain.Sle.  Recently both arms/hands go numb/tingling. Muscle pain all over body. Severe in arms. Possible causes?

See your physcian: As this could be related to your sle and it could be progressing to affect peripheral nerves as it sometimes does. This could also lead to raynauds and there will be specific treatments to this as well. Discuss with you physician what acute med options are right for you and to prevent issues with raynauds. ...Read more

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After an intense cardio workout i started to feel tingling on both arms like it was vibrating inside my arms. It faded away after 30min or so. Why?

After an intense cardio workout i started to feel tingling on both arms like it was vibrating inside my arms. It faded away after 30min or so. Why?

It could be: Caused by hyperventilation. Try breathing easier during workout. If it persists, especially on left arm, consult your doctor because it could be heart pain. ...Read more

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What causes numbness and tingling on both arms?

What causes numbness and tingling on both arms?

CTS: Multifactorial. But common things are common. First to rule out carpal tunnel syndrome. Check with your neurologist. You may need electrodiagnostic study. ...Read more

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My husband has had a heavy, weak, dead feeling in both arms, twice in the last few days. No tingling, lasts just a minute but must sit down till over.

Go to ER: These symptoms are concerning for any number of serious conditions, including spinal cord injury, transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke. He should go to the ER immediately to be evaluated. http://strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/WarningSigns/Stroke-Warning-Signs-and-Symptoms_UCM_308528_SubHomePage.jsp , http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/transientischemicattack.html ...Read more

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Legs and arms tingling--are they sleep?

Legs and arms tingling--are they sleep?

No: The only organ in the body that really sleeps is the brain. "My arm is asleep" is just an expression referring to the pins-and-needles sensation that one sometimes has, usually as a result of the limb being in an awkward position. If the tingling is frequent or constant, it could be a sign of problems with the nerves in your legs or arms. If this is the case, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I've had headache, tingling in both arms and legs?

I've had headache, tingling in both arms and legs?

Goto ER: This can be nothing or a major issue. If you developed a headache and now your extremities are tingling I would go to the ER and make sure these is not a serious cause for these symptoms ...Read more

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I have tingling going down both arms and back. Sometimes in the legs. It's worse with activity or at end of day. What could cause this?

I have tingling going down both arms and back. Sometimes in the legs. It's worse with activity or at end of day. What could cause this?

Tingling: Tingling usually is the result of nerve compression and is dependent on position or what you do. It can improve on its own, by avoiding the compression. If in both arms and legs, the problem could be in the spine, maybe from a prior injury. Also consider B12 deficiency, diabetes or thyroid disease. Other nerve damage could be the cause as well. If persistent, seek your doctor for work up. ...Read more

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Two hours ago, I experienced a heaviness and tingling in both arms along with immediate fatigue. These symptoms are re-occuring and random. f/54?

Two hours ago, I experienced a heaviness and tingling in both arms along with immediate fatigue.  These symptoms are re-occuring and random.  f/54?

Could be your heart: Go to the ER. Its possible that you have a blockage in the arteries around your heart which can lead to a heart attack. There may be less dangerous causes for your symptoms like pinched nerves or anxiety, but it's important to rule out life threatening causes right away. ...Read more

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What to do if I have headache, tingling in both arms and legs?

What to do if I have headache, tingling in both arms and legs?

See a neurologist: Assuming your primary care md has not figured out the cause(s). ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve in the neck cause burning across shoulders and tingling in both arms?

Could a pinched nerve in the neck cause burning across shoulders and tingling in both arms?

Cervical Spine: Yes. Have you suffered any trauma? Specifically any neck injury? HYou show long have you had symptoms? You need to see a neurologist who will probably order an MRI of your cervical spine if further information suggests cervical disc pathology. ...Read more

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Odd tingling sensation in both arms and legs for about a week. Subsides at night and then comes back during day. What could be the cause?

See a doctor: Some medications, as well as diseases of the nervous system can cause tingling. Suggest you see a doctor for an examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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What is the cause of chest pains, legs and arms tingling, light head?

What is the cause of chest pains, legs and arms tingling, light head?

Many causes: This sounds like a systemic problem - something affecting the entire body - as the symptoms r all over (head, chest, upper, & lower extremities). I wd focus on anemia, smoking (CO exposure), blood pressure problems, infections, inflammatory response to something (allergies? vasculitis?), low glucose (onset of diabetes?), electrolyte problems (low potassium, e.g.), & similar problems. TTYD, GL! ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause pain and tingling in both arms/hands?

Pinched nerve : Tingling and numbness in the upper extremities is usually caused by pinched or compressed nerve as in pinched nerve in the neck, carpal tunnel syndrome and other conditions. Its more concerning when an MRI proven pinched nerve in the neck does this to both arms. This would need further investigation with nerve studies and a timely consultation with a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Can anciety be causing cramping in hands (not whole arms) tingling feeling!?

Can anciety be causing cramping in hands (not whole arms) tingling feeling!?

Yes, anxiety can: cause muscle problems anywhere in the body. The tingling feeling suggests lack of blood flow, too. Go see your GP to start. Learn some relaxation techniques and read about anxiety in the meantime:

http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more

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My hands and arms tingling i was in a car accident, on monday i'll be seeing my doctor next week, what could be wrong?

My hands and arms tingling i was in a car accident, on monday i'll be seeing my doctor next week, what could be wrong?

Whiplash: Brachial plexus injury, cervical disk issue, seatbelt injury....At least those are a few possibilities! good luck! ...Read more

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Tingling in both arms and weird heavy feeling and slightly tight around my armpits... What's wrong? I have eds, and asthma, but never had this before.

More history: You will need to provide a more detailed history including your age, gender, and other risk factors. If you are over 50 and have hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and/or diabetes, you need to see a cardiologist. If eds means erectile dysfunction, then i think this may be a sign of an impending heart attack. Run , don't walk to your cardiologist's office. ...Read more

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Arms Tingling (Definition)

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