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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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Can numbness and tingling in teeth be cause from anxiety?

Prime suspect!: When the usual suspects are rounded up, Anxiety is almost always there. The limits to charges brought against this culprit seem limitless and it is often guilty. Anxiety may not do the dirty work directly, but your experience of distress is the result of complex internal events. I urge CBT therapy - if they think meds will help they'll refer. Investigate and prosecute. See a dentist too! Best. ...Read more

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I have more pain, spasms,tingling and numbness at night. Could this be the cause of my anxiety attacks that is affecting my sleeping. what can help?

Further work up: You need to work with your primary doctor to determine the cause for the condition so it may be better treated and controlled. It sounds like you may have neuropathy based on your symptoms and there are medications that can help (lyrica, neurontin (gabapentin) in particular). Your anxiety is not going to improve unless your other conditions are not better managed. ...Read more

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Tests show pulmonary clot? Docs here say heart pain, numb/tingling, short breath, mental confusion was anxiety. Do clots cause anxiety?

Tests show pulmonary clot?  Docs here say heart pain, numb/tingling, short breath, mental confusion was anxiety.  Do clots cause anxiety?

Family practice : There seems to be a lack of communication on the dr's part. If there is a blood clot or pulmonary embolus then that is a life threatening condition. That may have been ruled out. Check with your dr to again explain the test results. If concerned go to the er. ...Read more

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Is it possible for face numbness and tingling to be a symptom of anxiety?

Is it possible for face numbness and tingling to be a symptom of anxiety?

Anxiety: It is possible but you should consult with your doctor to make sure these symptoms are not caused by a medical condition. If you are cleared medically consult with a mental health professional who specializes in treating anxiety. Remember anxiety is mainly produced by misperceiving situations or interactions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I've been feeling tingling off & on, both sides of my face near sideburns & ears. No numbness or anything. I do have anxiety. But I'm on pills.

I've been feeling tingling off & on, both sides of my face near sideburns & ears. No numbness or anything. I do have anxiety.  But I'm on pills.

Could be anxiety: Episodes of anxiety can cause hyperventilation, which can produce tingling sensations. So can a variety of medication side effects. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about your meds and whether these sensations could be due to your medicaition. If so, you could try a different drug, with fewer side effects. But talk with your doctor if these sensations continue. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I still feel my anxiety symptoms like back pain, numbness, tingling, itching, and sharp pain when I'm not anxious at that moment?

Can I still feel my anxiety symptoms like back pain, numbness, tingling, itching, and sharp pain when I'm not anxious at that moment?

Anxiety: You may have sub clinical anxiety but your symptoms are likely related. You don't list any meds. Please talk to your parents and your doctor about what may be bothering you. ...Read more

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I have tingling/numbness that comes and goes along with random muscle twitches. I was told by my dr it is psychosomatic anxiety. Is this possible?

Dx of exclusion: Yes it is possible but it must be looked at as a diagnosis of exclusion. The differential for your symptoms is quite extensive requires further investigation. Some of the medications listed can simulate the symptoms and if there is any temporal relationship then i would consider starting there. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more