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Muscle Weakness on One Side of Body

Hi, everyone.  My doctor prescribed Xanax for me because I was having symptoms of severe nausea and anxiety.  For the past few weeks, I've also been having a consistent muscle weakness, with occassional tingling and pain, on the left side of my body.  It's a really horrible feeling - it causes me to feel weak and lopsided when walking.  I'm freaking out that I have MS or something, and taking the Xanax does not relieve the symptoms, possibly because it is a very small dosage.  DOES ANYONE ELSE EXPERIENCE THESE TYPES OF SYMPTOMS DUE TO ANXIETY?
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That your doc prescribed Xanax for nausea is a tad "iffy" in my book. Anxiety, yes, very short term, but I've never known of Xanax to do anything for nausea. But, not being a pharmacologist, what do I know?
If you didn't discuss these other symptoms with your doctor, I would urge you to go back immediately and let him/her know what is going on. I seriously doubt you have MS! It's far more likely you have something simple like a pinched nerve..........stop building bridges! You're only making your anxiety worse! Go see the doc again and put your mind to rest. And for Pete sakes...........stay off the net and any site that talks about symptoms! You'll end up with every disease and disorder in the world!
Many of us have had the same symptoms you talk of, and because you are now totally focused on them, they will just continue to get worse until your doctor tells you different.
Don't waste any more of your life worrying about something that doesn't exist! Worry about your taxes! They most definitely exist!
Keep us posted, OK?
You're gonna be fine!
Peace
Greenlydia
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Yeah, I was kind of skeptical of his prescription as well.  But he DID do lots of other tests/try lots of meds, including endoscopy, Reglan, Nexium, etc.  I have told multiple doctors about all of my symptoms and they all seem to overlook the muscle weakness/lopsidedness thing, even though it is really bothersome and most definitely does not feel psychological, especially because of its consistency.  For example, right now, my head feels like it is tipping over to the right and I feel like I'll fall over to that side when I walk.  It's really horrible...and I'm really not worrying right now...just frustrated.   Anyone know this lopsided feeling?  
Hehe, and you are right about searching the net about diseases...not good!  :D
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Does anyone know what this is??....My left arm and leg have been tingling and become numb much more easily than other parts of my body, and they are starting to feel even weaker and more lopsided....
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I can tell you that I get this feeling a lot when I am anxious.  At the height of my anxiety I felt like it all the time.  Anxiety can do some crazy things to our bodies!
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Oh, good-I'm glad I'm not the only one feeling this way!  :)  I always get a buzzing feeling in my leg after walking a short distance-like I have just done some strenuous exercise (but only on one side of the body).  It's really strange...and scary.
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God I'm 13 and having this my anxiety has peaked about a month ago. I've been having this for 2 days now. It's a 24/7 weak tingly felling. I am about and inch leaning down on my right side as I and my parents have noticed. I did have a back injury falling of a swing. Could it be fibromyalga because my famillyhas an extensive history of that. I'm very afraid about losing control of my muscles. I can move them just the same. But it's not my whole right side just my eye ( barely) my cheek my arm hand leg foot. Could it be from sleeping on my right side please answer I'm very nervous. Going to doc on the 7 th see ya thanks
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