Left arm and leg still not right

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On Thursday I was sat in college and all of a sudden my left side felt numb especially my face. Ever since that has happened my left arm and leg still don't feel right, they feel weak, abit numb And shaky and I  can also feel it when I walk and now and then I'll get the numb sensation on my left side of my face. I've been to the doctors and she pricked my arm with a needle thing to see if I could feel it and I could, but this is driving me crazy. It's the first thing I think of when I wake up and then I have it for the rest of the day. I'm so scared that it's a brain tumour. This thought has taken over my life it's all I constantly think about 

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    Its anxiety! I get it all the time, it made me ill until my therapist explained to me that it is cause by all the blood in your body being needed by the heart because it is beating faster because you are anxious.... And the extremities don't have enough blood because its all focussing on the heart so you get that tingling feeling and numbness in the areas that the blood has left ie arms legs, face, fingers, toes etc
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      Thankyou, I was getting worried because it's only my left side and it has been like it for days especially on the back of my hand, wrist and my pinkie which is constantly there 
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    Hi just joined this groupsmile My anxiety is new thing to me so I am trying to get my head around the symptoms.  Emily I am at this very moment suffering with the numbness and tingling that you discribe and like you it is only down the left side, I have been in major panic about it and like you I am fearing the worst as it is just down the one side. I also get a pain in the left leg on the side of the shin. At the moment I do not know what sets it off as I can wake up with it and like you Emily it is lasting for hours/days, which i do not understand.   I can not get my head around as to why it lasts for so long when I think I am not anxious any more.  I thought i was suffering from health anxiety but I went out today and because I was rushing around it seemed to bring on the  symtpoms so I am a bit confused now. I am sorry you are feeling so crap Emily and I hope it is as reassuring to you as it is to me that we are suffering the same symptoms, not something either of us want but good to know I am not alonesmile
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    too much thinking gets you into trouble. Its probably just circulation cutting off when you are sitting causing cramps.
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    i feel you.

    it's definitely hard to do daily work when your arms and legs hurting, it happened to me last week, oh god, the whole day was hell, thank goodness i feel good now compare to last week.

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      ive had a numb left side (well i can still feel things) for almost a week now aswell as headaches, dizziness, sore shoulders and nausea. if it doesnt leave by friday, i think ill be making another trip to the doctors. theyll be sick of seeing me there!!
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