Arm started shaking after holding a baby?? Real Illness or stress/worry/anxiety? Scared!

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Hi all,

So today, I have felt pretty "normal" overall. I had a pretty bad headache yesterday, but today it is gone, tingling I had in my feet was to a very minimum, had hardly any sort of floaters in my vision today, I have not experienced any whooshing sounds in my ear, I have been sleeping much better, etc. All of my "symptoms" began a month ago after freaking out while reading on Dr. Google! Well today I was looking after this woman's little baby, and I had my arm propped up against the couch/pillow, and the babies weight was against my arm.. So basically my arm was smooshed. It was fine for a while, but then after maybe 20 minutes it started getting very uncomfortable and then my arm started shaking a lot and twitching! After I freed that arm up, it still did it for a while, maybe 40 minutes or so?? I did not have much time in the moment to get super nervous about it (this baby came first in this situation obviously) but now that it is over, I am really starting to think about it, and it freaks me out! I am so scared I have c****r or some autoimmune disease! Right when I feel that I am having a much more "normal" day, some sort of symptom appears that gets me feeling worried again! rolleyes like if the shaking arm had not happened, I would of had a really good day! sad now, I am just scared and nervous again!

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    I thought I had some form of autoimmune disease,I had the twitches and shakes (and a load of other symptoms). Once you get a grip of your anxiety they will go I promise you.
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      That makes me feel a bit better. This all started a month ago because I had been experiencing a tiny bit of tingling in my feet here and there. When I googled it, when I saw words like lupus or MS, or cancer, I panicked! For about two weeks, It was AWFUL! I was panicking and having attacks all the time and symptoms I had were through the roof! Now, in the past two weeks, I have gotten much better, I do not full panic anymore, but it still comes across my mind multiple times in the day. For example, Many times I'll avoid going outside for the fear of seeing floaters, etc. I guess you aren't quite over the nervousness and anxiety until you truly aren't thinking of it anymore, right?
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      Floaters?

      I had tingling in my feet and hands, it got worse the more I concentrated on them. I've been anxiety free for near on 10 years now,but I still get the odd  twitch or a tingle every now and then,but I ignore them and they go as quick as they come. Lack of sleep made my symptoms 100x worse.

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      Yeah, like when you see little squiggly lines or dots in your vision.. It normally only happens in bright light because it is basically debris floating around in your eye. Apparently it is not serious and it is really common, stress, sleep deprivation, and anxiety can bring it on. rolleyes I only started experiencing this when I got freaked out about my health!

      And yes; that is what I need to remind myself of! I am a ton better compared to what I had been like, but I still get so many "what if" questions popping up in my mind. I am visiting my GP later this month, and I will discuss these things with her! I never have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, but overall throughout my life I have had periods like I am having now. I can go years and feel totally normal, but sometimes I'll go through spells of worry and dread and anxiety! rolleyes

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      I used to see sparkler like traces,reminded me off my raving days,they cleared up once my sleep improved.

      Even tho I've been free from anxiety for donkey years,I believe I'll always be vulnerable to the illness. That's not such a bad thing,because whilst some on here freak out by certain symptoms,I've learned to ingnore them,which means they don't manifest into anything serious (touch wood).

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    To me it sounds like your arm 'fell asleep' from the weight on it and yes, it can take a while afterwards shaking it out to wake it up again.  It happens to me all the time.  Anxiety is such an awful thing.  I'm starting to learn when that dreaded feeling washes over me to distract myself or remind myself that everything is okay, that I'm safe, my daughter is safe, nothing bad is going to happen.  But truthfully it took medication to help me get to where I am.
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    Floaters in your vision are a very common thing and are absolutely nothing to worry about. What it sounds like is that you had pressure on a nerve in your arm holding the baby and when you released that pressure, you felt the twitching and tingling.x
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