anxiety symptoms

June 1, 2006 8:50am CST
Has anyone out there dealt with anxiety and Panic? Has anyone experienced numbness of hands or feet related to anxiety?
8 responses
@franhrnt (185)
• United States
6 Oct 06
I have panic and anxiety attacks and they are horrifying,my legs went completly numb as I was driving,I've had attacks that ended me in the emergency room because I thought I was having a heart attack.there is medicine for this
@ilvrshn (463)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Yes, I often feel this way during my attacks. It's like I have to completely stop what I am doing and try to concentrate on my breathing. It is really horrifying but medicatin can control all this. I have less attacks.
@merkava (1226)
• Philippines
5 Feb 07
Panic attacks will cause you to hyperventilate or hypoventilate. that's why you'll start to feel numb, have pins and needles sensations, feeling of being weak, difficulty breathing, your nails and lips turn blue. It's because when you panic your breathing becomes erratic and you can either have too much oxygen or too little oxygen in your body. This has happened to me at times ever since I suffered from vertigo last 2003, it never went away and every following year a new symptom adds up. My neuro fears that I might be suffering from MS or Parkinson's my symptoms are very much alike the symptoms of these disease. Panic attack may not be panic attacks at all but a symptom of an underlying problem. It might only be psychological or it may be neurological a more serious problem. When you have a panic attack, don't think about it. I know it's hard but that's all you can do. Just sit back. Don't lie down!!!
• United States
9 Jan 07
Yes, when I feel anxious my chest hurts and its hard to breathe. I also find it hard to concentrate and get very irritable.
@aimee750 (1117)
• United States
5 Jan 07
I have a lot of anxiety. And sometimes I do experience numbness in my hands, if I am carrying something it will completely drop out of my hands and I have no way to stop it. And I also get very bad pains in my stomach from my ulcers which the doctor said is from stress.
• United States
13 Oct 06
I do. I get numbness of my hand that really creeps me out. Perhaps you answered my question...Maybe my numbness is related to panic and anxiety. It would make sense.
@marciascott (25563)
• United States
12 Oct 06
Yes that sounds like me I have the same symptoms. i thought I was the only one with this problem.
@rmuxagirl (7570)
• United States
12 Oct 06
my anxiety attacks, i just have a hard time breathing and inability to move, but I make sure i have water with me and that i'm in an area that I can get away from the crowd whenever I need too.
@bhchy1 (6052)
• United States
6 Oct 06
I had a panic attack once....I felt like someone was crushing the air out of me and I couldn't move...I hope I never fel that way again...was very scary!