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Weak hands and foot? Anxiety Related?

I have read lots on this forum but am wondering if anyone gets symptoms of almost like arthritis or something in thier hands or feet?  I seem to have this feeling like my left foot is really heavy and I still walk normally but it just feels heavy sometimes.  This with my hands usually seem to accompany each other.  It comes and goes too and does not always stay.  My concern is MS, of course.  19 Days until I have an MRI.  Anyone have these same symptoms??  Strangely enough it sometimes tapers off after I have had a meal.  Strange.  Thanks!
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I've had weird feelings in my hands and feet, too. My hand gets cold - I don't imagine it, others can feel it. My legs get pretty shaky and I feel like I can't walk. All my tests including an MRI were normal. Keep us updated on the MRI results!
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Yes! When I am especially anxious, my lower left leg feels heavy, and my right hand feels swollen. I recognize that it's just my anxiety, and it usually subsides once I've calmed or distracted myself.

Just wanted you to know that you're not alone. Best wishes ;o)
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I HAVE THE SAME THINGS BOTH OF MY FEET AND LEGS FEEL HEAVY AND I CAN STILL WALK BUT I FEEL LIKE I CANT DO IT MY HANDS FFEL REALLY WEAK ALSO I KEEP THINKING MINE IS MS TO BUT ITS NOT BUT IT WILL MAKE U FEEL BETTER ONCE U HAVE THE MRI
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Thanks for your good wishes.  MRI in 4 days, neuro in 6.  Just want some answers soon.  Will keep you posted.  THANKS!
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I have had numbness from my left hand to about the elbow. My fingers started to feel numb about 6 weeks ago, after I used cleaning products (grease lightning and a varnish). I do not know if it is related. Now both hands get cold and I feel I can not manipulate them. I donot have insurance but have a blood test ordered for lupus and an MRI which I have to postpone for a little while. My legs feel weak too.  I hope it is anxiety related but....  

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Anyone have any diagnosis.
I was cleared of any "serious cause" for my similar sensations. Weak hands... last year it was my left.. this year it has been my right. Sometimes my lower leg is affected too...
Feels neurological...  i was cleared of MS etc... although can you ever really be cleared of MS...
Can these symptoms be related to heart problems??
ME is what my doctors said i probably had... but didn't give me the diagnosis
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I am so pleased to find this site.. I have been through the loss of a partner last year.  It was only in the latter part of 06 that I started to feel happier again..

But, in recent months, I have pushed myself to do many things to try to improve my life which i did achieve but I am now left feeling tired, depressed and with the symptoms so many of you mention.. i.e. numb feeling and heavy legs and tingling in my hands which are also always cold.

Sometimes I could just cry and cry over this, and then a full blown panic attack starts up.. with palpitations and general tiredness.

My doctor knows that I suffer from depression and anxiety and said I can have a blood test if I want but problem is that one of my major life anxieties is anything to do with doctors, tests and hospitals.  so that at the moment, I just cannot have these tests.

I feel for everyone who has these feelings, they are life-crippling... Does anyone know any relaxation techniques that would help.

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Last week before I saw th eneurologist I was convinced I had MS. My left arm was tingling and burning so bad that I could not shake it. At one point it felt useless and numb, even though it worked fine. I took a walk and it all came back.
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Well I must say I am also glad I found this sight, I have an appt with my new doc in Oct and I can't wait to see what is actually wrong with me, I beleive I am also suffering from Anxiety/Panic Attacks but I want my doc to rule everything out first, I feel like i'm going crazy lately, with all the symptoms I have and just the past few days my legs have been feeling heavy, both of my legs right where my knees are below them, I wasn't sure this was actually a symptom. How do you make your legs feel comfortable
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I too have these symptoms of leg weakness as if they might hold me up. Even though they work just fine. I also have the same type symptoms in my arms at times. I feel so weak at times that I feel as if I shouldn't get out of bed.  I am a healthy 26 year old male. I have seen doctors and had CT scans, TONS of bloodwork and other studies. Nothing is wrong with me. I do see one thing that most all of us here have in common. Anxiety/Panic attacks. I have had them for 15 years now. I am weining myself off my medicenes. (Under doctors supervision.) I read book that I got from a christian bookstore called, "The Anxiety Cure" by:Dr.Archibald D. Hart. I think it is great. If you have anxiety, panic, depression, stress. You should read this book. It cost me about 14 bucks. I am now going to a therapist to try cognitive behavioral therapy. I am also going to learn to relax. I have been assured that people with anxiety/panic can get better. We just have to retrain  the way we think. I personally know peole who USED to have anxiety, panic, depression. My mom is one of them and my former pastor also. There is hope. I know it feels miserable and sometimes we feel hopeless. Also one thing I liked about the book, Dr. Hart said that medicenes for anxiety, panic and depression  are good, but should not be used long term. I believe what he is saying that these meds. should be used took give us an edge when trying to fight back and retrain our thoughts. Not for some doctor to prescribe something to us and then leave us on them. Even if the medicenes do help, you still are not addressing the problem. I have side effects from my meds that I will be glad to be rid of when I get off them completly. So the purpose of me replying to this thread was that I felt urged to tell you that I feel almost convinced that these weird sensations in my leg and arms are just anxiety. I thought it to be weird that most of you mention anxiety and panic. I was looking for answers to why my legs and arms feel this way at times and now I really feel convinced that it is just anxiety. Feel free to contact me if you need someone to talk to.
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I am an example of someone who used to suffer from panic attacks--the kind that left you thinking you were going crazy and that made you constantly consumed with whether or not you were going to make it through the next day.  Anxiety affected my work adn all daily actitives to the point where I felt I was going to have to quit my job.  Fortunately, after hearing about her through a co-worker, I was given the country's first and most well-known authority on anxiety and panic disorder, Lucinda Bassett of the Midwest Center's books and videotapes.  It changed my entire view of life and gave me hope because there is strength in numbers and I knew I was wasn't alone.  I encourage you to search the web for Lucinda's webpages and blogs and to purchase the videotapes or even go to one of her seminar's if it's in your area.  She taught me to recondition my thoughts and feelings associated with anxiety and panic which led me to a more positive outlook on life.  It sounds easy--it's not--but eventually, over time you will forget to worry so much and those "dissassociation, fear-of-going-crazy or embarrasing yourself in public and, in general, panic" feelings will subside and be replaced with pleasant thoughts about yourself and your future.  It's called cognitive behavioral therapy which I much prefer over medication.  Another wonderful tactic to use is to seek the professional services of a counselor who practices EMDR which is a form of cognitive therapy that helps change any negative memories or thought patterns into positive ones.  There is approximately a 98% success rate associated with this type of counseling so it's worth checking out.  I still have my normal anxieties about flying, being out of my comfort zone, traveling too far, etc. but I know how to control them now which is an enormous, independent comfort.  I hope this helps!  Thank you all for your input and feelings.  Sharing makes us all feel at ease and reminds us that knowledge is power.  Take care!
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i also feel weak in arms and legs but can walk normally and pick stuff up
and oh god how it scares me but i just keep thinking its the anxiety or just try to focus on something else then just when im happy and i cant feel it i think of it then bam it comes back its like it prevents me from being happy cause once its gone im like yay then think about and yer it prevents me from going to school alot  does anyone else feel feelings of unreality a bit some times or that they are going crazy  
i know im not but just the thoughts going on in my head like all the dieseases i think i have arggh its so frustrating my family are so annoyed you know because of the constant reassurance i need
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Guys, I suffer from G.A.D too. Listen, weak arms and legs all classic symptons of anxiety, none of you have MS! MS and cancer are what we love to assume, we relish in it, my Anxiety is hypochodria related, mental cancer and MS are our lifeblood and the most common by FAR of the most 'diseae assumptions' made by people with GAD and hypochondria. If an MRI/CT scan will make you feel reasured then go for it, but heck, you are on the anxiety forum, you have a disorder, please, fight the cause, the stem, the brain is SO powerful, it can make u think you are dying, havin a heart attack. NEVER under estimate what anxiety can do. NEVER, I have been in E.R 3 times thinking I was dying, guys take heed!
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I have had a real feeling of weakness/numbness in my left hand and arm for 2 weeks.  I never assumed it could be related to anxiety disorder.  I was diagnosed with post tramatic-stress syndrome after my son had his first febrel seizure.  I always felt my weakness was perhaps a result of carpal tunnel or artritis from my 17 years as a flight attendant.  Also, I am 6ft, thin frame with not a lot of upper body strength.  I'm glad y'all are here as my husband thinks I'm crazy-ha!!!!
Anxiety has sent me to the ER on two occasions-with chest pain and severe headaches.-Take Care, GAmom.
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Am glad to know people have what i am feelin

i have been having weak arms and legs latley and thought was something bad because my head was feeling weird and tingling..

i had a ct scan done and blood tests and was all normal..

i feel **** because am not like before now am thinkin i have anxiety and that i gotta fight it somehow
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This is a new symptom of anxiety for me... I keep focusing on my left hand... it feels like it wants to curl up... and sometimes feels tingly... and like there is loss of circulation.. my hands also get very cold easily.

My left toes also feel like they want to kinda curl up. I'm positive my hand/toes have always done this... I'm just focusing on it... and it seems worse than what it really is... if I just take my mind off of it... I don't notice it.

Anxiety can do so many things!
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this is what i feel like but mine is in my right hand and right foot. I have been suffering with Vertigo for the last 4 weeks and seemes to be going away, however last couple days i been feeling rather dizzy again and struggling to read things on my screen at work. Last night i was woken up and i could not feel my leg / foot and my hand it all felt weak / heavy / sleepy, then i get this weird feeling which i cant shake off. Today my hand and foot feels weak and like you say feels like it could just curl up. I am at doctors next week and will mention this. it is very scary and hope everyone gets sorted. I'm only 24 and have suffered with a lot of illnesses in the last 3 years. so frustrated.
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hi i have the same problem what can i do? i fell my legs weak all the time even my hands and my head a bit heavy too
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Do you still have the numbness or they gone  now
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Was glad to find this website. I have the same thing, but here I am typing while feeling a heavy, floaty type hand.  I've been dealing with GAD for quite a bit of my life now and just can't figure out what triggered this bout. I was fine and have been off meds for 5 years now.  I'll have to try to get through this one now... ugh.  Thanks for all the posts, it was just good to reassure myself that things are anxiety related!  
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