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Anxiety and tingling, burnign of hands and feet!

Can anxiety mimic symptoms like peripheral neuropathy:
tingling and feeling of burning of hands and feet?
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I believe it can.  I have similar symptoms but mine jump all over (leg, foot, shoulder, etc..).  Seems to be worse higher the anxiety level.  Has woken me up at night before.  Doing something calming before bed seems to help.
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It's amazing how anxiety can cause so many physical symptoms, isn't it?  Thanks for sharing that you have this too.  Do you take medication or do any therapy for anxiety or is this regular every day anxiety that you attribute this to?
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Hello, I’ve been having horrible pins and needles in my fingers and sometimes my feet, I’m fearing the worst like MS! I’m just wondering if it’s because of my horrible anxiety?
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I'm a skeptic on this post -- don't see how anxiety can cause these kinds of feelings.  But MS is going a bit far.  A lot of this sounds like pinched nerves, which is way more common that some of the more severe things people are talking about here.  Can be so many things, even sleeping in a way that causes it.  But I have a hard time seeing how anxiety can cause these symptoms.  Who knows?
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I know anxiety can mimic a lot of things, I’ve had all sorts from anxiety. The pins and needles is new for me tho and numbness in my face, I just wanted to see if I was the only one! Thanks for your reply
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