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Old 01-06-2007, 03:42 PM   #1
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can anxiety cause tingling in hands and feet

can anxiety cause tingling in hands and feet

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Old 01-06-2007, 04:03 PM   #2
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Re: can anxiety cause tingling in hands and feet


According to my doctor, when you experience that sensation you are hyperventilating. You need to breathe into a bag and concentrate on proper breathing techniques. I'm sure there are some on the board that can explain how to breathe from the diaphram better then me.

Old 01-06-2007, 04:59 PM   #3
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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.

Take care,

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Old 01-07-2007, 02:17 PM   #4
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Re: can anxiety cause tingling in hands and feet


That happens to me too. Everytime I hyperventilate, I get numb and tingly.

Old 01-10-2007, 03:02 PM   #5
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Re: can anxiety cause tingling in hands and feet

Like the others have said ..... yes, this is a common symptom of Anxiety. I get it too.

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