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I totally hear you on this one!!! I've had numbness and weakness in my legs and arms for two months now, thought I had a neurological disease, was scared crapless and still am. Went to a neurologist and the hospital twice , its the most I've ever been there in my life. I/m in nursing school and they said I have anxiety/panic disorder, which can cause all sorts of crazy symptoms. Its also like I can't calm myself down , losing weight, not hungry. Was on klonipin which I feel helped me tremendously, then was switched to xanax, take that before bed when I feel I need it. Still don't feel right though, it's totally consuming my life, may have to venture off to a shrink eventually. Best of luck with you, and give meds a try they may really help.....--jackie
i have suffered with achy/numb arms legs feet etc.
for the last 2 months or so i have suffered bad achyness in my ribs, shoulders and this radiates into my chest. mostly on the right side tho. i have had allsorts of bad thoughts and paranoia about it, from thinking i have breast to bone cancer, ms etc etc etc.
it got so bad i was at doctors every week . its a horrid feeling thinking every little twinge or ache tingling or numbness is something serious and it gives me bad panic attacks.
has anyone else had this and how did you cope with it. i'd welcome any input or suggestions.
I understand exactly how you feel!!!
I have been diagnosed with anxiety disorder and PTSD. I too have heart pains where the pain shoots into my left arm and down my left leg. The pain and also numbness and weakness extends up my neck and even head. A few times I thought I was having a heart attack, rushed to the hospital only to find that I was experiencing a panic or anxiety attack. When I am experiencing this at its worse, I never think of anxiety problems only that I am not going to live because something is terribly wrong with me. This is very common with people who live with anxiety. There are time when I have left limb pains without the anxiety attack (right at this moment), but I have come to know that anxiety is its cause and that when this occurs I am stressed or worried about something.
My biggest fear is that one day I will truly have a heart attack and ignore the symptoms because of my anxiety. You just can't win. One big circle - Anxiety - Symptoms of Heart Attack - Anxiety Attack!!!!
Knowledge is the best medicine with anxiety. The more you know and understanding, the better you can help yourself deal with this terrible problem.
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