Scared help!! Severe anxiety and arms and legs feel tired/weak

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Does anyone feel weak like tired muscles in the legs and arms with anxiety and have no energy. I also have burning feeling in arms sometimes. I know I'm tense but 8n still panic. I have had severe anxiety for the last 3 months and it's scaring me alot. I juat eant to feel normal again. I feel like I'm not myself at all like I'm just in a daze all the time.

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    I feel like I'm not myself too I hate been like this I've had anxiety issues for 3 years but intense like this for 5 month I just want to be normal again I've experienced all sorts of strange feelings with my anxiety bit it is just that anxiety X
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      Of course it is Catherine nd that is the best way around knowing and dealing with it , and yeah what I would give to be the person I was who I still feel like but just ain't x
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      What strange feelings do you experience? This is so horrible I can't cope with it at allsad I think I get every symptom possible. I get muscle twitches and little jerks I guess you call them I get lightheaded like I'm going to faint and feel weak and sweaty chills almost flu like feeling muscle aches and pains muscle tension tingles and little pulling sensations in my hand and fingers do you get these?
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      Hi Denise I too feel like you. It seems like everyday something else is wrong. I have been feeling chest pain then I feel my arm is weak and chest pain goes away. I have convinced myself of every disease out there. I just want to live a normal life again and not wake up in the morning wondering what ailment is gong to eat away at me today. This has been almost 2 years now. Before this nothing ever bothered me. After an incident I had nothing has ever been the same
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    I have all of that too with the dizziness and feeling like I'm constantly swaying when walking,sitting,standing and I have the dropping sensation too I don't know how to make any of it stop I'm not even having panic attacks
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      I've had anxiety most of my life but I've been suffering these symptoms for about 5 months but intense since Oct. I've tried many meds none help I've seen a psychiatrist too. I'm still trying to find a med that will help me. I'm so scared its a heart condition and I feel nobody listens to me :-(
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      You probably no without me saying this but it is most likely anxiety, no matter how long or what u deal with for so many years it just strikes and feel like u can't cope and symptoms are different x
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      I agree about symptoms being different I've never had them like this before and I mean these are scary. How does one deal with a body that don't function any ideas? Cause deep breathing and mind distraction doesn't take them away
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      It is that Pamela I'm having a really tough time at the minute, really dizzy feel like I'm gona pass out , pains in me chest n arm x
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      Do you have the heavy eyes feeling itd hard to explain but it feels like you kind of have to squint especially if your out in like the mall or grocery store? My head feels like going to explode sad like it's swimming. I can't believe anxiety can make me feel like a different person and I really feel like I will never get myself back
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      I was just out at the grocery store and i felt like I was going to faint my palms were sweaty I felt like I couldn't breathe and my arms and legs felt so weak. I wanted to cry. I just want this to stop sad
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      Kind of I guess. And mine burn and are dry too but I notice when I'm in a store where the lights are different I feel almost like I have to squint as if it is sunny
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      Hi Pamela,

      I feel the same. I'm going for a cardiac ultrasound when I get the call but my doctor doesn't think thwre's anything wrong with my heart. Last friday I drove myself to emerg as I was having flutters everywhere but mostly in what felt like my stomach but it turns out that my pulse was 158 bps. My heartrate is always been 65-67. I have no highblood pressure, no meds at all except for zantac. They had to do a cardioversion in order to get it back to normal. I was freaking inside. It's like rebooting a pc they said. They also said that it's cery common and that they don't think it's my heart. Probably anxiety . Suffered from depression/anxiety all my life. You are not alone. Thank you for sharing everyone.

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      I would like to know that too. I presume i have same as you, fear of everything, especially on waking.  Dont know what to do to help it go away.  Petrified of all sorts as i wake.  Gets a bit better as day goes on.  Have you found anything to help?
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      Hi! I know this is 2 years old but wanted to try to reach out. Are you female? Got heavy eyes/squinting symptom very much struck a cord and I have an idea? 
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      Hi Hannah. I am a female, 35 years old and I have suffered from the muscles weakness in my arms and legs for a couple of months now. Here recently I find myself squinting a lot with my eyes and sensitive to light. My symptoms make my anxiety worst! I am on Lamictal as a mood stabilizer and Xanax for my anxiety. I didn't have these issues before starting my meds. My psychiatrist cut my Lamictal in half. I briefly had a little relief but now it's just as bad as before. Any ideas?

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      First, being that it's usually in the middle of the night or early early in the morning. It's a convenient time to pray. I don't pray for me because I want to get out of my head so I do it for others. Next, and I get so sick of hearing this but it really does help, I do a cognitive behavior therapy exercise: "Ok, you know this is going to pass soon because it always has before.." etc. And after awhile I'm feeling mor myself. As you posted, it's right whe  you wake up and it's pretty distressing-how to stop THAT from happening, I don't know. I think it has been happening less lately, but it only just happened day before yesterday so it's fresh in my mind. As for the Cognitive Behavior Therapy, I didn't go to a Dr because medicare would never pay for that I'm sure. I just ordered a self-directed workbook on amazon.com. Whenever I have tried to read complete Books on CBT, I end up not finishing them because they just go on and on, you don't really need that information to ge the gist of how to do it. And it does work pretty well. I still take Klonipin though for bad anxiety attacks and insomina sometimes though. Klonipin also is great when you freak out at a symptom. If it IS just an anxiety syptom, it usually goes away. Unfortunately. it can also cause side effects and when I got the weak and shaky legs thing, that was one of the side effects (possibly). I didn't have to wonder long though because as soon as I told my PCP about the nerves, legs thing, it went away never to come back (at least so far) as anxiety symptoms tend to do only to be replaced by another at some future time, lol.

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