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I'm having symptoms of feeling like my head is heavy (almost as if my neck cannot support it) and my left arm feeling heavy (almost as if it's being weighed down by something).  I can't help but think these symptoms are stemming from something other than my anxiety--something more serious.  They make me feel really uneasy and I start to obsess over every pain/discomfort I have during the day.  Is this typical of an anxiety disorder?  Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!!!
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581210 tn?1220838380
Check the side effects of any medications you take.  If your left arm begins to hurt, then you might want to look into your heart health.  Do you have someone with you who could take you to the hospital or call for help if your condition becomes severe?  My dad had a heart attack, so the left arm thing worries me.
580667 tn?1234584552
My left arm is not hurting.  It just feels heavy and sluggish.  I went to my physician about a week and a half ago and she listened to my heart and said it sounded good--no murmurs or anything.  I've also been able to play tennis for about an hour or so nearly everyday, so I don't feel like there is anything wrong with my heart.

Are you familiar with the "heavy head" feeling?  It's kind of freaking me out.
581210 tn?1220838380
I have felt that way, but as a side effect of medication.  

You didn't pinch a nerve when you were playing tennis????
581210 tn?1220838380
I've been reading up on Lexapro, and some people report tightening in the jaws--maybe your muscle tension could be from the medicine?  

Also, how long have you felt this way?  Could it be a virus or infection, like meningitis?

You should ask your doctor.
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