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Do anxiety attacks have anything to do with a numb feeling in arms/legs?
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
It is common to hyperventilate during a panic attack or anxiety attack.
It may not be enough to notice, but it is enough to blow off more co2 than you need to making the blood a bit alkaline, with numbness/tingling of the extremities as a side effect.

In brief: Possibly
It is common to hyperventilate during a panic attack or anxiety attack.
It may not be enough to notice, but it is enough to blow off more co2 than you need to making the blood a bit alkaline, with numbness/tingling of the extremities as a side effect.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Anxiety can cause all sorts of sx--hyperventilation commonly causes numbness of the extremities but other medical & neurological illnesses do as well so you need a good work up.

In brief: Yes
Anxiety can cause all sorts of sx--hyperventilation commonly causes numbness of the extremities but other medical & neurological illnesses do as well so you need a good work up.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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