It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Anxiety Message Board

Weakness and Parathesia on left side of body

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-02-2011, 05:26 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 193
Jitterygal HB User
Weakness and Parathesia on left side of body

Hi all,

I have been a long time sufferer of anxiety, and I've been in "remission" for the past 2 years, but recently I started a new job and also had some back pain for which I am currently being treated. I have been a runner for 20 years (helps a lot with anxiety), but right now the dr says I can't run until my injuries get better, but I am also a fitness instructor. The last two weeks, I have noticed that when I get up in front of the class my left side goes weak and I almost can't perceive my left foot. It causes me to panic (of course), then I go in and out of anxiety until the class is over. I also notice tingling in the left foot at times.

I'm almost positive this is just anxiety only, but does anyone have any thoughts on this? I also started a highly stressful job 4 months ago, and I am wondering if it triggered it. I have had one full-blown panic attack since this all started...

Thanks for any input,


Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 08-06-2011, 04:46 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 193
Jitterygal HB User
Re: Weakness and Parathesia on left side of body

Does anybody have any thoughts at all on this??? I surely would appreciate it!!!

Old 08-07-2011, 11:31 AM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Alberta
Posts: 12
Intentus HB User
Re: Weakness and Parathesia on left side of body

Hi there,

I am not very experienced in terms of anxiety although i've lived with it for years! - I've only very recently come to terms that I have this problem and sought out help and began on medication.

So from my inexperienced point of view I would say that it's quite possible and highly likely your job with it's high level of stress, is the catalyst for the return of your symptoms. If your not aware of any other medical issues you may have or you may need a once over with your Doc then it's your most common denominator for cause.

I wish you all the best with this. Do you think after a time of being in your new job you will get used to it and the anxiety will alleviate. For me I also suffer from being the newby syndrome and it brings my anxiety to the forefront. Will this get better for you with time or is it the stress of the job do you think which causes the symptoms??

I hope this helps a little bit anyway and good luck with it.


The following user gives a hug of support to Intentus:
Jitterygal (08-07-2011)
The Following User Says Thank You to Intentus For This Useful Post:
Jitterygal (08-07-2011)
Old 08-07-2011, 01:04 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 193
Jitterygal HB User
Re: Weakness and Parathesia on left side of body

Yes, the stress of the job has gotten better, but I think the damage has been done. I am trying to get my back problems treated as well, and that is putting another stress on me because I am used to having exercise as an outlet and right now I am not sure what the future holds on how much I can exercise...but that's another story, but I definitely think that is contributing to the problem...thank you so much for responding...and the best to you as well.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Left Body Tightness and Eyesight Problem Caused By Anxiety/ Hypervigilence? Jerry1985 Anxiety 0 05-29-2011 07:06 PM
Anybody have muscle weakness? smurfy33 Anxiety 0 11-10-2009 07:35 AM
All your symptoms on the left side of your body? italiannyc17 Anxiety 3 10-03-2009 06:45 PM
Anxiety medication causing weakness? spurs279 Anxiety 1 12-14-2007 04:17 PM
Nausea, vomiting, weakness?? Anxiety? confused78 Anxiety 10 09-24-2007 07:56 AM
Tiredness/weakness..... Kristen26 Anxiety 4 02-05-2007 03:02 PM
parathesia caused from anxiety? Jenny R. Anxiety 3 11-03-2006 11:39 AM
Is most of your pain on the left? Level103 Anxiety 2 05-29-2006 07:46 AM
Pain in left side only Emjaybee Anxiety 5 11-09-2003 03:42 PM
numb left side, stress related? jtester Anxiety 3 09-27-2003 12:39 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:12 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2016 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!