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Anxiety & Symptoms In the Legs?

Hey all.

I have been dealing with over-the-top anxiety for many years now. I was on zoloft for a little bit and then I got off, but now I started taking it again about 3 or 4 weeks ago.

I worry about something happening to loved-ones and to my health. This summer has been really hard on the ol' hypochondria. I have freaked out this summer thinking I had a brain tumor, lung cancer, stomach cancer, als and a stroke. It's been so frustrating.

I do have some physical symptoms that I wanted to pass by the group to see if this sounds like some of your experiences.

I have the occational twitches in the fingers, hands, lefts, and feet.

I get tingly feeling the hands, arms, shoulders, legs and feet.

Maybe it stems from the fact that I bounce my legs a lot with nervous energy throughout the day, but my legs often times feel heavy, tingly and/or cold. They don't feel weak; just kinda fatiqued and heavy.

Is this something that can be linked to anxiety?

Thanks for the feedback.
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replied August 22nd, 2006
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I think leg problems can be related to anxiety and the more you think about it, the worse it seems to be, at the moment, I am worrying about my legs aswell, I have strange feeling in my left leg, its not numbness, but it feels like the feeling you get when you have had a sock on and you take it off (hard to explain), of course in my mind I am convinced its dvt!
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replied July 20th, 2010
ive had a similar problem,my left leg and sometimes left arm and shoulder feels tired and fatigued.Very Occasionaly i get strange feelings on the left side of my head.If i try to run or exhert myself my leg feels like ive ran a marathon and feels like it has no power,even though i do have equal strength both sides.I had an mri and blood tests etc but all comes back fine.reading peoples experiences on the net it seems that these symptoms are possibly linked to stress and anxiety.
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replied October 17th, 2011
Heavy Legs
Last night I was having (Heavy Legs) I was fearing the worst so I went to the ER. Thinking that I had a blood clot that it was heavy leg syndrome. I'm 33 years old, they said it was part of the anxiety disorder. They gave me some anxiety meds & sent me home. I have no clue at the time that it was part of anxiety. I asked a million questions like could it be a blood clot in my legs. Could I be having signs of a stroke or heart attack but all my blood work was perfect. EKGS where perfect, there was noting wrong with me other then my legs felt like a bag of cement. Which was scaring me more, knowing it's part of the anxiety & taking a pill will chill me out & allow my body to relax. Hopefully this will be the last time I ended up in the ER flipping out over heavy legs. Just in case they were wrong I have made an appointment for a heart specialist tomorrow just to get check out. Better safe then sorry, especially when it comes to your health.
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replied September 27th, 2012
heavy leg anxiety
I often suffer from heavy/tingling feeling in hands/fingers feet, and legs. for the first time i will be going to the dr. for it on Saturday. I hope nothing is wrong and it's just my anxiety. Have been experiencing anxiety for 4 yrs but heav leg feeling for a few days now.
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