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Can ct head/orbit cause : lightheaded dizzy w/ brief low rumble noise , headache w/ tingling forehead? Dr said maybe anxiety, but no hx panic.attacks

Can ct head/orbit cause : lightheaded dizzy  w/ brief low rumble noise , headache w/ tingling forehead? Dr said maybe anxiety, but no hx panic.attacks

No, a CT cannot: CAUSE these symptoms. In fact, a CT may HELP DIAGNOSE reasons for dizziness and headache, such as sinusitis. Your doctor is correct that anxiety can cause dizziness and tingling, even without "panic attacks". If you have your CT on a disc, I can explain it to you on HealthTap Concierge healthtap.com/saurbornmd. ...Read more

Panic (Definition)

Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...Read more


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I do exercise chest stretching..Two days I have chest pain.Breathing difficulty.Small Panic attack occurs & numbness tingling on face...help indeed!!

I do exercise chest stretching..Two days I have chest pain.Breathing difficulty.Small Panic attack occurs & numbness tingling on face...help indeed!!

Likely from exercise: of course of your chest pain occurs after the exercises, then it is mot likely related to the exercises. and on exams , the pain will most likely be reproduced. breathing difficulty needs to be examined by a doctor to see if you oxygen level and other vitals are also abnormal or not. it is only after careful exams can we decide what is going on with you. ...Read more

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Im on 100mg a day of Lyricia. I started feeling like i was going to have a massive panic attack. My body was burning and tingling, should i worry?

Im on 100mg a day of Lyricia. I started feeling like i was going to have a massive panic attack. My body was burning and tingling, should i worry?

Panic attack?: you note u have fibro & that you're taking paxil, Xanax, Lyrica (pregabalin) and attending therapy. Paxil and Xanax are often used to treat anxiety. You mentioned you felt burning and tingling & thought you might have a panic attack. Lyrica (pregabalin) is approved to treat fibro & may reduce anxiety. If you feel you're having a side effect of a med, or that ur not fully treated, ring ur doc to discuss next steps :) ...Read more

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Can you tell me: are tingling limbs and face a sign of panic attack?

Can you tell me: are tingling limbs and face a sign of panic attack?

Can be: Yes, tingling limbs and face can be signs of panic attack. In panic, people breathe very quickly, or hyperventilate. Because of rapid electrolyte changes due to respiratory alkalosis, the tingling can result. ...Read more

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What causes tingling in hands during a panic attack? Sorry to ask again just didn't get answer. Thank you in advance

What causes tingling in hands during a panic attack? Sorry to ask again just didn't get answer. Thank you in advance

Fight/flight: Our bodies react to threat w/ a wide range of chemical/hormonal responses. They helped our ancestors survive by preparing the body to run or fight. Blood flow is raised and re-directed to muscles from whatever else it was doing. Breathing changes, it's complicated - but dry mouth, sweating, etc., etc. all can happen. The nerve endings in your hands are stimulated. Seek good CBT Tx for the attacks! ...Read more

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Hurt my neck 2 days ago. I have numbness and tingling but its also a symptom of my panic attacks. I bumped head into wall. It wasnt hard at all. ?

Hurt my neck 2 days ago. I have numbness and tingling but its also a symptom of my panic attacks. I bumped head into wall. It wasnt hard at all. ?

Depends: You did not say where the numbness ; tingling are. If worsening, spreading (arms, hands), or you have weakness (arms, hands), or trouble walking, go to your doctor, who can ask you more questions and examine you. If symptoms mild, you can wait and see if they get better on their own. ...Read more

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I have a thymoma and I've been havin chest pain with numbness and tingling in my arms I know its not a panic attack like everyone says so what could be?

I have a thymoma and I've been havin chest pain with numbness and tingling in my arms I know its not a panic attack like everyone says so what could be?

Check it out: Any chest pain should be considered a possibility of heart origin -- so make sure that it is not a coronary heart disease -- then perhaps you need another imaging study to see the size of your thymoma -- it too can cause chest discomfort and numbness to the extremities and may need to be removed -. ...Read more

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I have mild tingling on my right cheek the day after drinking alcohol. Worried it's peripheral neuropathy or TIA. Or it could be panic attack.

I have mild tingling on my right cheek the day after drinking alcohol. Worried it's peripheral neuropathy or TIA. Or it could be panic attack.

Doubtful: although alcohol can cause a peripheral neuropathy usually one does not drink it and have the symptoms the next day. It is usually a long term effect of many drinks - not just one. And you should see a neurologist if you are concerned about this. It could be a TIA. It could be RIND. It could even be a small stroke. Do you have any weakness or vision problems? see a doctor if you are. ...Read more

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What can cause dizziness, tingling in arms and legs? I notice it gets worse when I worry and am in public. Could this be anxiety or panic attacks?

Yes but more eval: Considering your history of symptoms in public and when feeling worried, it certainly could represent a panic attack. If it increases in frequency and severity, or if you start to experience additional symptoms, you should seek further care for evaluation. There are treatments for panic attacks but other disease processes can present with similar symptoms. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause tingling in tops of breasts, fingers. Back and shoulder pain. Shortness of breath. All while NOT in the midst of a panic attack?

Can anxiety cause tingling in tops of breasts, fingers.  Back and shoulder pain. Shortness of breath.  All while NOT in the midst of a panic attack?

Anxiety: is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, appetite changes, palpitations, and pain. Rec.: see your PCP for evaluation. ...Read more

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I think I am having a panic attack/ after affect 3 hours or so. I had sudden numbness in left arm/tingling. can talk fine, can raise arms. no weakness?

I think I am having a panic attack/ after affect 3 hours or so. I had sudden numbness in left arm/tingling. can talk fine, can raise arms. no weakness?

Acute Anxiety: I feel empathy for your condition. Having sudden numbness in left arm/tingling is causing panic feeling in you. Panic attack is period of intense fear with at least 4 of the following symptoms: Palpitation, sensation of shortness of breath, feeling of choking, chest pain, feeling dizzy or faint, numbness or tingling, seating, fear of going crazy, fear of dying Go to ER, and see a Psychiatrist ...Read more

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I have had random tingling in my arms and legs. Now my feet feel like they are burning. I have anxiety/panic attacks. Could this be related?

I have had random tingling in my arms and legs. Now my feet feel like they are burning. I have anxiety/panic attacks. Could this be related?

Hyperventilation: Yes - sometimes during anxiety or panic attacks you breathe faster and may hyperventilate - lowering the carbon dioxide level of the blood too low - this may cause the tingling in hands and feet and around your mouth. Because other things such as electrolyte imbalance and neurologic disorders and diabetes can cause tingling and burning pain in legs you should follow up with your doctor for tests. ...Read more

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I've been having panic attacks. I always feel slight chest pain , tingling in arms or legs. Like I'm going to faint or be sick. Could it be thyroid ?

Get Blood Work: The first question is,whether or not you are being treated for your panic attacks. If,so, your meds may need adjusting. Thyroid problems can present with symptoms that feel psychological, usually closer to depression. However, your Doc can easily do a blood work up to check this out. You can take both of these steps at the same time. ...Read more

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Troponin test as well as EKG & chest X-ray were normal. Had tachycardia due to panic attack yesterday. However, still feel rapid hb tingling shoulder?

Troponin test as well as EKG & chest X-ray were normal. Had tachycardia due to panic attack yesterday. However, still feel rapid hb tingling shoulder?

See below: The normal troponin and EKG ruled out heart damage but didn't fix your panic issues which is, I infer from your note, the root cause of your rapid heart rate. So the underlying problem still needs to be addressed, right? ...Read more

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For awhile I've had dizziness w/ tingling in arms & legs.MRIs, blood work, etc. show nothing more than herniated disks. Could panic attacks cause this?

For awhile I've had dizziness w/ tingling in arms & legs.MRIs, blood work, etc. show nothing more than herniated disks. Could panic attacks cause this?

Tingling in arms & legs.: It very well could be panic attacks due to underlying GAD or OCD. Usually severe pain followed by loss of function of adjacent extremity, (neck=arm;back=leg)+ acute setting indicates cause due to Severe Herniated Disk Also, studies have shown many patients have asymptomatic Herniated Disks. Tingling of arms /legs +dizziness very typical of stress. If panic attacks , therapy +/or medicine helps ...Read more

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Under lots of stress for months, and had a panic attack. Bottom of foot is vibrating now; weakness and tingling in hand, bruise-like pain in arm.Help!

Under lots of stress for months, and had a panic attack. Bottom of foot is vibrating now; weakness and tingling in hand, bruise-like pain in arm.Help!

Get checked : Although anxiety can present with severe and real physical symptoms, other physical causes of these symptoms have to be ruled out so we are not treating one part of the problem, or the wrong problem altogether. When symptoms are unilateral, (on one side ) there is more compelling reasons to have a thorough evaluation by ur dr. , please see your doctor for a proper assessment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing severe panic attacks right before going to bed. I feel as if I can't breath, like I'm having a heart attack and will die. I also have physical symptoms such as a bad pain in my left arm and back, tingling in my hand and sweating.

Be careful: Be certain that the cause is truly a panic attack: this a "diagnosis of exclusion." first you need to be checked carefully for other, more ominous causes. See your family doc if you haven't already. If it's deemed to be panic, consider relaxation techniques like transcendental meditation, yoga, self hypnosis with or without assistance from a tranquilizer (under the direction of your doc). ...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. Alan Ali
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Panic Attack (Definition)

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which someone has repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will occur when not expected. The person lives in fear that ...Read more