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Tingling in feet, legs, arms, hands, stomach & back

I really don't know what to do. I am tingling almost all over, in my feet, legs, arms, hands, stomach and back. 6 doctors later and they tell me it's anxiety, all tests for everything else are negative. This feeling is driving me insane. It's been going on for weeks. I have a hard time believing anxiety brought this on, and am seeking further medical advice. This is effecting me so bad I'm nearly depressed, any ideas?
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join the party...same thing happened to me, too. all of a sudden...tingling. The doctor told me the same thing...a month later, I am on meds and feeling the same!
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The more attention you give those feelings, the more likely they are going to stick around.  As with a panic attack, you need to accept those tingly feelings and repeat to yourself that they are not going to hurt you, there is nothing wrong with you, it is just anxiety.  Every time you start to focus on these tingly feelings, repeat the process.  You are in a very sensitive state right now (anxiety) and any strange body sensations (tingling) are going to send you into a state of worry and anxiety.  You need to exit this cycle by convincing yourself that there is nothing wrong with the way you are feeling.

Yes it's easier said than done!  PM me if you want the name of a good (and cheap) book that can help you refocus, or at least gives a good explanation of what you are feeling.

You are okay!  You are not alone!  
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I have been having the same feelings.  It is like a kinda hot tingling feeling... right?  Mine comes and goes... it's so strange.  My doctor told me it could by my sciatica, but I doubt it.  I do have anxiety issues and have had panick attacks, but it just doesn't feel like anxiety to me.  It doesn't feel like anything that can harm me, it's just extremely annoying.  Until something worse happens I am not going to return to the doctor.  I am just going to keep positive thoughts and not let it make me worry... The weird part is I only notice when I am sitting down or am laying in bed.  When I am walking around or exercising I don't have these feelings.

So weird...

Good luck!
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Hi I just started having this a few weeks ago 1st my stomach feels almost numb then my legs. I went to me DR because my fingers were numb & tingling carpul tunnel I hate this feeling it scares me it is like a jolt of lightening? So weird & scary HELP :)
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Hi mothermoon
you going to be ok,it sounds like your just having an anxiety attack,have you been under allot of stress latley? I have had them to.they cant harm you.just makes you think they can. if you need us to talk to just post and we will try to help.
talk to ya soon,OXY
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Hi there,

I've been having the same problems...first tiggles in my feet while sleeping, sore calf musles, and when in a room with more then five people I freak out, which I think its anxiety. sometimes i get light headed, i don't know what it is, but I'm just trying not to think about it!
Dave
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Have any of you with these tingling feelings considered seeing a neurologist, these symptoms certanily cab be anxiety related, but they are classic neurological symptoms too, a simpl eeg can tell a lot.
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yes me too facing the same problem...i became still worried and thought it was really a serious issue but after seeing ur posts i realise tat its a anxiety related problem because i was in grave stress and fear for an hour at 2am...the next hour itself i started experiencing this tingling problem!!!i thot it mite be due to acidity toooo...but thankz fa all ur posts..and ya it exists now also but now it ll go fa sure!!!and i ll ensure it so!!!
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I've had anxiety before and I got tingling and very mild numbness in my left arm and hand. I know how hellish anxiety can be. I'm with you on that. Another thing that could be causing your tingling is hyperventalation. You are probaly just so anxious all the time and you don't notice but your breathing becomes more rapid if you are anxious. It can last for days or hours. Try not to freak yourself out. I did that and it got me no where. I know it's hard, but just know that everything is okay. You're just going through a rough patch. Also, continue on with your life, don't let the anxiety consume you. Work, play, go out with friends and family or whatever it is that you like to do, while keeping some normalcy and balance in your life. It helps big time.
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Hi,
I know what you are going through. Do you still feel the same way. I am writing you because because I can see similarities with the symptoms I am presently having. I hpoe you are feeling much better and so you can focus with your life and a better 2009. All the best
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Hi angel... I apparently have restless leg syndrome and it feels like that. And it's not just my legs, its my hands, sometimes my whole body. It took me 20 yrs to figure out what it was. It definately feels similar to anxiety, especially when trying to sleep. Personally I take Tylenol if it's too bad, and I have to take sleeping pills at night to fall asleep. I can't say this is what you have, or what will work to help, but it's something to look into.
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I had the same thing as well, with muscle twitching. Its off and on. As long as there isnt any atrophy or weakness, it more than likely anxiety. Ive suffered on and off since 2006. Its a normal symptom of severe anxiety. Just to ease your mind go see a neurologist. However, I pretty sure its anxiety. I had that and muscle twitches and still dealing with them. However, today I think my meds are kicking in and I feel happy so I havent hardly had any symptoms today, just a few twitches.

Just know this is classic signs of anxiety.
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Hi Thank you for the reply :) I think I'm going nuts lol It seems to happen alot & yes I live a stressful life I work online & notice these vibrations when I am sitting down but they do happen when walking & standing not much when I lay down? I really don't want to go back to the dr they don't tell me much but suggest many tests just to see & it costs alot of money. I did receive a letter that my sugar was a little high no number though it just said to make an appt in 3 months to recheck so it wasn't too high. These vibrations don't hurt but they are scary any other help would be great!! mothermoon
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hi all, i have been having panic attacks and related anxiety for about 20 odd years. being a stubborn wench i have neglected to get help regarding symptoms. for the last 10 months i have been in a constant cycle of panic and distress thinking my symptoms are degenerative and life threatening. i have been told i catastrophise.....lol, true enough. having said that, i have been having twitches under my skin, electric shock zaps, and more recently tingling/vibrations in the soles of my feet predominantly but also very occasionally in my pubic area, lift side of abdomen and fingers. i finally went to see my doctor (very brave) explained my symptoms and that i have panic attacks and anxiety all the time and she was more concerned about my anxiety than my symptoms!!! was not expecting that, she also said that the symptoms were all related to anxiety dissorder and that when i sort help and learnt to control the attacks i would soon find my symptoms to dissapear. this was only last week. i am now seeing a physcologist. slow learner!! anyway, it certainly seems like everyone's symptoms here are very similar and we have all been told similar things by our doctors. good luck all and lets take strength in the fact that we are not alone and perhaps should all relax and destress.....
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I have been having tingling in various parts of my body for a little over a month now,  I went to a neurologist who did an emg and brain MRI which were both negative.  My PCP and neurologist both seem to think its anxiety also.  I am having  a hard time believing that this can be related.  I was also told by my therapist that I castastrophise and think the worst (like MS).  Even with doctors reassuring me nothing is wrong, I am still convinced something is. I know what I am feeling is real!
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try garlic pills...i have had this issue for quite some time. I started to take garlic pills and it seemed to diminish. i ran out about a week ago, after taking them for a year and a half, not having to time to get the ones that i like. All of these symptoms have come back!. ..almost tenfold!

you can get odourless garlic and you can pretty much take as many as you like...side effects: i have not a cold, flu etc since i began!
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It is more than definately anxiety I have been to the DR and ER more times than I have had a non shaky minute I have had all the tests MRI etc all clear and have found my cure and it is not in the form of a tablet (I cannot put those chemicals in my body)! I read a book called Self Help For Your Nerves by Dr Clare Weeks and it has changed my life please read it and re read it and re read it it works!!!!!!!!!!

Peace to you all and remember the nerves will never kill youx
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I bet the garlic helps because it lowers the amount of histamine in your body, as does vitamin c and magnesium and some other things.  I find the tingling is about 1/4 less when I take things to help, I wish garlic worked for me alone that would be great!  Histamine production has a lot to do with stress as does anxiety, my doc said.  Anyway I am in this club of tingling all the time.  I hope someone comes up with something to help.  I find cold showers help but only while I am in the shower.  I think the solution may be for sure getting to the bottom of the anxiety.  I feel like a bugged out, buzzing tingle pop most the time.  good luck to everyone.  
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hi it's april i had tingling in my feet hands stomach and my stomach my balance was off double vision in my left eye weakness  on my right side of body dizzyness all doctors said it was anxiety but when you look it up all comes to ms so then im getting sick not eating getting weaker things like that i finallily got a mri gone this is in 3 years of the brain and spine nero doctor said i have ms. because of lesions in my brain and 2 in my spine . i'm not saying every one has ms like i have but get that mri done of your brain and spine if they say no ms then its stress and stop because stress and ms feeds off of stress, and your just going to make your self sicker .
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I've had intestinal problems for the past 15 years which got progressively worse. Started out with dairy intolerance. Egg intolerance followed a few years later. Then, around 2002 I started feeling nauseous all the time. This went on til 2008 when I started getting spells of visual migranes (migraines) (you lose sight in a large portion of your field of vision for a span of about 45 mins ... scary as hell the first time). Then I started getting a tingling, burning numbness in my hands and feet. Doctors and neurologists all wrote it off as stress. There's no doubt that stress can be a component, but I'd also been getting canker sores in my mouth for years due to acidity, and doctors will tell you to just avoid acidic foods and maybe take Nexium. By this point I was at wits' end. I reluctantly went to see a naturapath/endocrinologist who put me on an insane dairy/egg/fruit/gluten/wheat/potato/tomato free diet and in the span of two days I felt better than I'd felt in the past 15 years. For two weeks I lived on meat, fish, chicken and green veggies. I unfortunately found out that I'm gluten intolerant as well (and man do I love pasta). It's a hellish diet but all my symptoms have cleared up, including my acidity, and I can honestly say life is worth living again. Moral of the story: if your doctor tells you it's JUST stress, tell 'em to go to hell. There's no doubt stress hurts, and the periods where I felt worst were stressful periods, but I used to be extremely laid back and I suddenly developed panic attacks and general social anxiety. All these things disappeared when I felt better. They may also be a result of how ridiculously exhausted I was all the time (and I didn't realize this til I realized how much extra energy I had once I felt better).
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Hi im 28 with 4 boys I have alot of worry and stress
i started getting the tingly sensation about 5 days ago
i went dr to thinking I was going to die.
but thats what my anxiety is about Death I try to b positive its hard with 4 kids.
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I have tingling on hands and legs. Also weakness on right arm sometimes. I have bee so scared. I finally had an EMG and an MRI done of my brain and they are negative. The Drs. say its anxiety so i just started taking anxiety pills and hopefully they work. Im also low i vitamin D not sure if that could be causing the tingling also.
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Is that what it is ???
I had been having it for 2 weeks ...  can not take it no more :(
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I am having the same feeling is getting me crazy !
my legs and then stomach :(
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i can not believe that you are saying how i feel. i have been through alot these past 2 months and all of a sudden these last few weeks i have started getting tingling in my head and now it is going down my arms. i am going to see a neuroligst on monday just to rule out anything medical. this is the first time for me. it is scary.
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