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cold hands+feet, tendonitis, and panic attacks- related!?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 23, 2007
  • 08:15 PM

For about a year, I have been suffering from panic attacks, tendonitis in my ankle and wrist, and similiar pains in my neck. Perhaps as a result of these mysterious symptoms, coupled with the monstrous incompetency of a long line of doctors, I've become rather psychologically unhinged, suffering from panic attacks. My hands and feet are always cold, at times almost going numb. I have difficulty functioning between the hours of 12.00 and 4.00- I am very irritable, very anxious, and very angry. After sundown some feeling of comfort usually appears.

Bloodwork, as well as every other test, is well within normal limits.

What is this? Has anyone experienced this combination of symptoms?

What's left? Clever placebos? Shamanish? Drinking shakes made out of organic bird****?

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  • I hope that since your posting, things have improved for you. I have identical symptoms. I think the tendinitis, at least for me, is caused in part from anxiety and stress. It's a physical manifestation. Because at night I oftentimes wake up to discover I've curled my fingers into tight fists. Some people grind their teeth. I apparently clench my fingers into a fist. I've always had cold hands and feet. Maybe it's poor circulation. The one treatment that has helped me to cope with and lesson all of my symptoms is acupuncture. If you are willing to try this alternative, its just important that you find an acupuncturist with good references, the proper certifications, and preferably with a background in traditional western medicine. Other options for tendonitis and improved circulation might include physical therapy and chiropractic care.As a disclaimer---I'm not a professional health care professional. So please, take my input with a grain of salt. It's just that in my personal experience, with my own personal set of health problems, I've found physical therapy, chiropractic, and acupuncture to be quite useful.Good luck! Feel better!
    rosalyng 1 Replies
    • December 31, 2008
    • 07:42 PM
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  • Cold feet and hands are a common manifestation of anxiety due to the vasoconstriction that occurs from the sympathetic nervous system.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 1, 2009
    • 03:38 PM
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  • I experience numbness, tingling, coldness, burning, weakness, and cramping from the knees down. I have been run through a gamut of tests, and all of them have come out inconclusive, including an EMG. So far I have a psychosomatic diagnosis. I noticed that most of the symptoms were relieved during a psychotherapy session which implemented some kind of meditational exercise. There appeared to be a relationship between anxiety and the symptoms. However, they seem to persist. I have been in a wheelchair for two months, and recently I have been fighting to stay out of the wheelchair.
    cynic2005 1 Replies
    • February 22, 2010
    • 06:40 PM
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  • For about a year, I have been suffering from panic attacks, tendonitis in my ankle and wrist, and similiar pains in my neck. Perhaps as a result of these mysterious symptoms, coupled with the monstrous incompetency of a long line of doctors, I've become rather psychologically unhinged, suffering from panic attacks. My hands and feet are always cold, at times almost going numb. I have difficulty functioning between the hours of 12.00 and 4.00- I am very irritable, very anxious, and very angry. After sundown some feeling of comfort usually appears. Bloodwork, as well as every other test, is well within normal limits. What is this? Has anyone experienced this combination of symptoms? What's left? Clever placebos? Shamanish? Drinking shakes made out of organic bird****?do you use pain medication or consume alcohol?
    edval58 1 Replies
    • February 22, 2010
    • 08:11 PM
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  • I experience numbness, tingling, coldness, burning, weakness, and cramping from the knees down. I have been run through a gamut of tests, and all of them have come out inconclusive, including an EMG. So far I have a psychosomatic diagnosis. I noticed that most of the symptoms were relieved during a psychotherapy session which implemented some kind of meditational exercise. There appeared to be a relationship between anxiety and the symptoms. However, they seem to persist. I have been in a wheelchair for two months, and recently I have been fighting to stay out of the wheelchair. Do you know if you were tested for B12 deficiency and if so what your levels were? DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 23, 2010
    • 04:58 AM
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