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Anxiety and Tingling Sensations

My anxiety started May 2008 with a bad panic attack.  I threw myself into a cycle.  I had palpitations, feelings of doom, and shortness of breath too often than not.  For months, instead of taking medicine I tried a new diet, yoga, breathing, accupuncture, but nothing seemsed to help.  Finally, in September I went to the doctor when I started to get tingling all over my body.  It started in my finger, leg, and then wrist.  I freaked out and thought I had MS, and by that night after I had self-diagnosed myself the tinling was ALL OVER.  I went to the doctor and she put me on Lexapro.  After a few weeks, my nerves settled as well as the tingling.  BUT, the tingling is back again.  I have heart palpitations here and there, mostly after I drink, whic is NOT often.  For the most part, I feel great except for this subtle tingle and just a little anxiety.  Its all over and only when I wear tight clothing or think about it.  I have not received an MRI since my blood tests showed no inflammation.  Could this simply be my anxiety?  I am only on 10mg of Lexapro, so could my body be getting used to it?
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10mg is a pretty small dose.  Your doc probably told you that most people respond to 10mg's but not everyone does.  Some require a little higher dose or even an add on medicine for those times you get panic attacks like Xanax.  It sounds like what your having is a occasional slight anxiety attack.  That would be my guess.
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Thanks for the response!  I am almost positive this is all due to my anxiety but it drives me nuts!  I now only have slight tingling in my arms when I where something tight to my arms, ugh.  
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I am also on 10mg of Lexapro a day, I would say, at best, it takes the edge off, but does not take the anxiety away. I also experience the tingles, but it is in my scalp, I experience ringing in the ears, and I am mildly lightheaded at times. Relaxation techniques have helped me in the past, and just knowing what these feelings are now help me out huge. My anxiety was a lot worse when I didn't know what these sensations were. Now that I know, I just get frustrated that I have to deal with it. Some days are worse than others, but for the most part, I deal with my anxiety day by day, and continue to go to therapy, and will begin exercising, and doing some things that make me happy.

Best of Luck to You!
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