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Tightness Left Arm/Leg

When I get anxious or mad or upset, my left arm and left leg ache and get really tight. Does this indicate a problem in my spine or mind? And, is there anything that I can do about it?
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If you are sure that the ache and the tightness only appear when you are angry or anxious, you need not worry. This is perhaps anxiety induced. You should take some steps to reduce anxiety and learn to control anger.

Do you have the anger and anxiety troubling you since long ? Do you plan to consult a psychiatrist for this ?

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Hi, it seems your symptoms are getting worse with stress. How long you are having this problems. See a neurologist and get evaluated. Have you got any investigations done earlier. Try taking anxiolytics and do causual stretching exercise. Bye.
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Thanks. To clarify, I don't have out of control anger (sorry for my lack of precision), but more like being annoyed, for instance, idiots I deal with at work. I went to a Dr. and he could not anything unusual. For sure, the tightness and pain only appears when I am anxious. Also, at the same time, it causes pain around the thoracic and lumbar areas of my spine. Its like once I get anxious it sets off a cascade of physcial symptoms that can go on for hours, even after my anxiousness subsides.  Btw, I would need a referral to see someone other than my primary, which he didn't seem inclined to do.
Same deal with arm tightness near inside elbow when people drive horribly or idiots at work. I've been tested too. So, bless you and bless me please. Deep breaths!!! Relax
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