How is getting numb arms and hands a symptom from anxiety?

Body-mind. Although it is imperative to have such symptoms checked out for 'purely physical' causes, numbness can occur with anxiety, such as during a panic attack. In addition, emotional conflicts can be expressed through physical symptoms--either completely unexplained or a worsening of an explainable medical cause. Mind and body do interact, and it is important to respect this form of communication.

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What to do if I think I have problems with anxiety, but is getting numb arms/hands a symptom?

It can be... During anxiety attacks, blood vessels in your extremities (arms and legs) contract, centralizing blood flow in your core. The decreased blood flow in your hands and arms can cause them to feel cold, clammy, and sometimes numb. That being said, it is a good idea to report these symptoms to your physician just to make sure they have no concerns regarding a medical cause for those symptoms. Read more...

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Is it normal to feel light-headed, and have numb arms, hands, and legs when very upset?

Hyperventilation. When you are very upset, you may breathe very quickly, even if you are crying or sobbing. This rapid breathing can cause you to lose to much carbon dioxide too quickly. That is what give you the symptoms you describe. Putting a paper (not plastic) bag over your mouth and nose can help reverse the co2 loss and resolve the symptoms. If they symptoms persist, call your doctor! Read more...

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See doctor ASAP. See a doctor asap, these could all be signs of a stroke. Read more...
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