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Does Anxiety Cause Numbness
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 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
It could if the: muscles involved in panic are constricting more on one side, thus reducing blood flow. However, this is a bit of a stretch, so check this one out first with a neurologist or possibly a vascular MD. Also, learn to deal with anxiety and see if this makes a difference. Here's a primer: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check it out: If it is something that is unusual and/or bothersome to you, get a physical check up. Anxiety manifests itself in different ways for different people... So yes it is possible. In any case look into treatment for anxiety as well. There are a lot of effective therapies out there. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Horse before cart: Anxiety may cause stroke only if it is extremely prolonged and severe to the point of causing blood vessel disease or severe hypertension resulting in stroke. Anxiety can cause numbness in various body parts but before assuming a psychiatric cause of neurologic symptoms, see a neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tingling: Possibly but it is best to have a medical examination to rule out any physiological causes. ...Read more
No: Numbness and stiffness - symptom checker - check medical ... Symptoms.Rightdiagnosis.Com/.../numbness/stiffness.Htm list of 38 causes of numbness and stiffness, alternative diagnoses, rare causes, misdiagnoses, patient stories, and much more. Anxiety is not in this list, nor when narrowed specifically to legs. I have not encountered it in 30 years of practice, either. ...Read more
What could cause a band of numbness from jaw to neck with a feeling of a noose. Inside, not the skin. Its defo not anxiety. ?
Other factors : Caffeine an increase your anxiety and this may be a reason for numbness in the tip of your tongue. So you definitely want to cut down on the coffee and seek help for anxiety. The artificial sweeteners in coffee can also cause numbness. So can vitamin deficiencies, especially b12. Trauma and piercings can also cause this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: I don't think that anxiety would single out the left arm like that. If you get true intermittent numbness and heaviness and/or weakness of the left arm, i recommend en evaluation by a neurologist to check for problems with nerve impingement, circulatory problem, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could anxiety and stress cause diffuse numbness in fingers and right leg. Been extremely worried lately. All these symptoms started when stressed?
It could, but: Since you say your symptoms are on the right leg only and not both, you need a neurological evaluation. Anxiety can certainly cause physical symptoms like numbness and tingling in extremities due to hyperventilation, etc -- but usually these are distributed equally. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
What can cause random body numbness it started in my hands then my whole body was numb then i was shaking i have anxiety but dodnthsve a panic attack?
Unclear could anxiet: The numbness could be from the anxiety, but also could be from neurologic issues. You need to get this clarified so that we have a better idea of what your diagnosis is. See your physician, it is to be sure this is not neurological.A neurologist can help clarify this issue. ...Read more
What causes a ten second feeling of pain and or numbness in the outside of left arm, beside the bicep? PCP says heart ok. Nerve? Anxiety?
Nerve irritation: Could be a pinched nerve in your neck at C5 or C6. If it bothers you enough or certainly if you develop any weakness in the arm, I would see a doctor and you would likely start with neck xrays. The other possibility would be a rotator cuff muscle issue in your shoulder. ...Read more
Can pain at joints which moves around and numbness at palm be caused by the withdrawal of antidepressant taken for anxiety disorder?
Which antidepressant: This is important to know. Also, any other medical conditions beyond those reported? ...Read more
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