Hi Rose...I have the tingling/crawling sensations in my face, lips (buzzing sensation) head and in my legs also. I have been tested a gazillion times over the years and I am told it is just a mixture of fibromyalgia and anxiety(with a little bit of restless leg thrown in) all these disorders go hand in hand. If you have been to the doctor and had all those things you fear ruled out then my suggestion is to just try and accept it...I know it's hard to do. I still think they have 'missed something' now and then because I can't believe anxiety can wreak so much havoc with our bodies.
If I have learned one thing through all of this, it is to NEVER EVER EVER start Googling symptoms. EVER! The worst case scenario always pops up first..I'm sure you know that!
Maybe you should just make an appointment with your doctor to relieve your mind. Many of the diseases that you 'dread' they can rule out just by looking at you, and doing some simple reflex tests right in the office. (I was certain I had MS...the rheumy had me do some balance things with my eyes closed, and some other reflex/coordination maneuvers...pins in the skin etc and said I absolutely did NOT have it. I insisted on the MRI anyway...all clear! Just plain ole anxiety!)
One of the most profound differences you can make is to stay in touch. In this fast paced, modern world, we tend to forget to stay connected to our friends and family. These are our anchors, the ones that keep us grounded and remind us of what is really important in life. Modern research indicates that happy people tend to have good relationships so, to draw a logical conclusion, good relationships should pave the way to happy people.
One of the best remedies for anxiety is to talk about it. Here's where good friends and family can come in. The old adage "A problem shared is a problem halved" comes into its own here, and while you may dismiss it as nonsense, it may surprise you how anxiety alleviating it can be to just talk to someone.
Coming here and joining a support group is a great start for you so please keep talking with us...............sharing your problems with others is a step toward healing.
I look forward to knowing you better.
Hi Rose...I don't know what they are looking for on the MRI you are having, but ask the doc if they are looking for plaque or lesions on the brain. Even they find some spots it does not mean you have MS. He might be looking for disc compression or something in your back. All I can tell you is that I have all your symptoms...buzzing sensations in my feet, electrical shock sensations, tingling...the whole nine yards. But I also have Fibromyalgia, RLS and some disc problems which give me problems.
Be sure to explain your concerns and fears to your doctor. I am sure once you are cleared of anything serious you will start to feel better. Your doc is working for YOU so please don't be afraid to tell him/her what it is you want to be tested for. And remember, 'anxiety symptoms are uncomfortable and disturbing but they are not dangerous'. Claire Weekes...she got me through many a long, horrifying night!
take care and keep us posted..
Hi rose....I have some or all of these symptoms most of the time. Do you have pain other than what you described in your foot? Right now I am having horrible sciatica pain and have it for a couple of months along with all the other symptoms. I have compression in c3 and L4. When I asked the doc if that could cause the tingling sensations, he said that my tingling is bilateral and it would be unusual for a disc to cause that on both sides of the body. But ask your doc anyway. Make a list of all you questions because we tend to get in the office and forget half of what we want to ask. Facial numbness/tingling is a typical anxiety symptom but I am glad you are getting it checked out....and remember, no question is 'too stupid'. Get every answer you deserve.
Keep on talking with us as you can see it really does help to be able to share your problems and your fears.
I am glad you are getting great responses from the members.
Take care and know you are part of this wonderful family here in A & P.
I think we all want to find a physical reason for our anxiety and panic disorders and many times members do have an underlying medical conditions that aggrevates their anxiety.
I continue to be attuned to my feelings and I do talk with my PCP as I have had this disorder for so long I have to be very assertive with the physicians to make sure something medical is not written off to my anxiety and depression disorder.
One of the best remedies for anxiety is to talk about it. Accepting that you have anxiety is also a key to dealing with this disorder. Aries post was great.
Remember we have anxiety, it does not have us and we can push through it and learn to live with it.
There is no shame in having anxiety and it does not make us weak or less of a person then anyone else.
Rose, do continue to look for a medical conditon for your sx but at the same time please do keep talking to us as we care and we are all here to support you.
I wish you peace,Kitt