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Offline A_ISRLguy

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Left leg pain and tingles, fearing the worst
« on: February 27, 2014, 06:01:39 AM »
For about a week my left leg and sometimes left hand periodically tingles, my leg muscles feel tense and ache.
like a pulled muscle, with no weakness.
Dont feel like doing anything, I just wish it would go away.
I fear it could be MS or Diabetes or worst. I even went out and bought a home glucometer to check my
blood sugar levels (Its normal haha)
What I really want is a home MRI machine to check for everything.

I know I have health anxiety.
One thing after the other every couple of months, I just feel so stupid.
for me it was
A time of head sensations - thought I had a brain tumor - cleared up.
A time of neck sensations - thought I had lymph nodes tumor - cleared up.
A time of headaches - again with the brain tumor - turned out to be migraines.

I dont know if I should get that checked or is it my anxiety acting up again.
My doctor must think im insane by now, I'm sure all I'll get will be a referral to see a psychologist.
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Re: Left leg pain and tingles, fearing the worst
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 08:03:08 AM »
Hi  :action-smiley-065: that sounds like anxiety! If your worried go to your doctor i went with strange sensations in my left foot and got a lovely massage lol!! Don't worry what they will think of you, you should talk to them about being anxious a lot lately they can help, loads of people now a days have anxiety. Good luck :)
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Re: Left leg pain and tingles, fearing the worst
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2014, 09:26:16 AM »
Sounds like anxiety. Many people on this forum have/had tingling due to anxiety including me. It could be some nerve damage too because of the pain, but nothing serious of course. Probably anxiety though.
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Re: Left leg pain and tingles, fearing the worst
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2014, 09:47:14 AM »
Do you know that right now I am SO happy my left arm hurts and my hand hurts REAL bad if I twist it a certain way?  WHY would I be happy about that?  First of all I know I did something from shoveling snow SO MUCH this winter, so it's not anything I'm worried about.   But I had a tingling foot and calf on and off since January when I'd sit.  Especially in church or a restaurant it felt like the tingle would be REAL bad, whole leg even, I'd feel like I had to "shake it out".  But now with my arm, my mind is focused on not twisting it those certain ways and the tingle in my leg all but stopped totally.  I was actually blaming my tingling leg on a pinched nerve in my back from shoveling snow (my daughter, husband and mother rolled their eyes and laughed at me when I'd mention MS, so I put that baby to bed pretty quickly  :sprachlos020:), but it must have been anxiety because a pinched nerve doesn't go away when you stop thinking about it!
So.. did you do anything lately that could have pinched a nerve?  If not, it could be anxiety.
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Re: Left leg pain and tingles, fearing the worst
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2014, 05:42:48 PM »
Thanks everybody for responding,  :winking0008:
mmm I don't know if I have pinched a nerve.
Or what will pinch a nerve.
I do crack my neck alot, and back, just feels good to do it..
altho I do try to stop, I did it many many years with no problems.
And my anxiety issues started about 2 years ago.

Yesterday night my the tingeling and feeling of a pulled muscle stopped.

Today I woke up and had a mild panic attack. mainly stomach-wise (I thought I was gonna throwup)
It went away after a couple of hours.
Now I have a the leg symptoms again.
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Re: Left leg pain and tingles, fearing the worst
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2014, 10:42:38 AM »
I have similar symptoms for the past few weeks too. My left leg and foot feel cold and kinda numb and tingly, especially when I'm sitting down. It's driving me nuts with the worry :(
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Re: Left leg pain and tingles, fearing the worst
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2014, 12:44:49 PM »
Probably anxiety related i think, you are gonna be fine :)
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