Re: can anxiety cause tingling in hands and feet
Yes, Barbara is exactly right. The tingling or even pins and needles is due to the fact that you have stopped breathing and a shot of adrenaline. Some believe that hyperventilation is actually the cause of a lot of peoples anxiety. A quick cure for hyperventilation is the paper bag trick. Find a small candy size paper bag and breath in and out with the bag over you nose and mouth. This will increase the amount of CO2 you are breathing and calm you down.
Meditation and practicing breathing techniques on your own or with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can really help with these symptoms.
Last edited by ocdengineer; 01-06-2007 at 05:00 PM.