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    What causes numbness and tingling sensation in the hands and arms?

Posted on Wed, 9 Aug 2017 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: All of a sudden, within last 5-10min my hands and arms began to tingle and my hands have numbness and my arms show a blotchy red pattern, not overly prominent but visible
My arms / hands are cold

The thumbs are very numb and the color on my nail beds is lightening
My left eye is blurry even with reading glasses

Just took two aspirin 325mg each

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Answered by Dr. Klarida Papaqako 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Anxiety attack most likely

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for using HealthcareMagic,
I read carefully your question and I can understand your concern.

What you are describing seems like an anxiety attack.
The numbness and tingling are because of you hyperventilating. To get better, I would recommend breathing deep and slow.

Just get in the fresh air and relax.
It should not last more than an hour.

Also, please try to address with yourself what might have caused it, what has bothered you lately.

Taking aspirin would cover it if it was painful and also if you would be having an ischemic episode of the heart. But in your case and according to your description, it does not seem like one.

However, if worse or not better within a while, I would recommend seeing a local doctor for a thorough evaluation.

Hope this is helpful.
Let me know if you need more clarifications.

Dr. Papaqako

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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