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    What causes sudden onset of tingling in hands?

Posted on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 in Brain and Spine
Question: I started to experience sudden tingling in my hands, more specifically from my pinkie fingers up to my elbows first in one hand then the other. I do not have nausea not am I sweating, but it has increased my level of panic, as I suffer from severe panic attack
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Most likely anxiety related.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Sudden onset of tingling in hands is generally related to stress and anxiety disorder, so, there is need to be calm, because this will go away after Xanax use.

Sudden tingling in hands also could be related to certain hands positives that impair blood supply, in this case, massage of hands could help.

In my opinion, these symptoms should subside in one hour or two.

If they persist longer, an evaluation by your primary care Doctor is necessary.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
Follow up: Dr. Erion Spaho 41 minutes later
This would include a "cold feeling" inside the arms from wrists to inside armpit.
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 10 hours later
Brief Answer:
It is possible.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back.

It is possible that anxiety can cause distortion of sensation in different body parts, so, yes it is possible.

Hope I helped you.

Best regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Naveen Kumar
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