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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?

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

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 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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experiencing health anxiety and I've had chest pain and noticed that my veins on my arms, leg and chest are more prominent and blue?tingling in hands

experiencing health anxiety and I've had chest pain and noticed that my veins on my arms, leg and chest are more prominent and blue?tingling in hands

Anxiety can manifest: in physical symptoms. After you see your doc to rule out medical conditions, please see a clinical psychologist for treatment of possible anxiety disorder. See www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help also. Peace and good health. Be careful not to overdo internet searches. ...Read more

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Past 2 months pain in left side of head base neck. Now I have random pain and numbness/tingling in arms and legs. What's wrong? Symptoms mimic MS

Past 2 months pain in left side of head base neck. Now I have random pain and numbness/tingling in arms and legs. What's wrong? Symptoms mimic MS

Explanation: Although MS can be a tough diagnosis due to vague symptoms, I would doubt your problems are caused by MS. Suggest you have an MRI of your neck, as that is most likely the anatomic location for your issues. Your head/neck pain could be c/w Occipital Neuralgia, and could consider problems in arms/legs due to peripheral neuropathy if neck films are benign. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing numb chin and lower lip and painful tingling in arms and legs for the last 36 hours. Haven't been able to sleep.

I'm experiencing numb chin and lower lip and painful tingling in arms and legs for the last 36 hours. Haven't been able to sleep.

See your doctor: I would make an appointment with you doctor or go to urgent care if these symptoms worsen or do not resolve. A full medical evaluation is recommended. ...Read more

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Frequent headaches for 10 years. GP says tension in neck. Last 2 months tingling in arms and legs, comes and goes. GP says due to neck tension? True?

Frequent headaches for 10 years. GP says tension in neck. Last 2 months tingling in arms and legs, comes and goes. GP says due to neck tension? True?

Not sure: If this is truly all from the neck, you have a spinal compression that needs to be addressed. I suspect that you suffer from generalized tension. This is a frustrating problem but is very manageable. I would suggest a sympathetic yoga or tai chi teacher, but there are many ways to skin this cat ...Read more

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Can tingling in arms and legs that comes and goes be a symptom of a brain tumor?

Can tingling in arms and legs that comes and goes be a symptom of a brain tumor?

Unlikely: I suppose that this is possible but this would not be a typical presentation of a brain tumor. Many other things are much more likely to cause these symptoms. ...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