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What causes tingling sensation in tongue, lips and face when diagnosed with anxiety?

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Posted on Thu, 19 May 2016
Question: I have continuous tingling in my tongue lips and sometimes face which started about a month ago, I was diagnosed with anxiety many years ago but did not have these symptoms back then. I take Lovan every second day. Why am I having these symptoms now when I dont think I am anxious.
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Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Please tell some more details:

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXX,
Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com.
I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist,here to answer your query.

If you would have presented to me as an outpatient with this medical history, I would have asked you the following extra details in order to answer this query well-
1)Do you have a history of Diabetes or any other medical illness?
2)Is there a history of alcoholism?
3)Is this tingling present on one side of the face or both sides?
4)Is this just the tingling or simultaneously pain is also present?
5)Does this increase during the periods of anxiety?

I shall be glad to have you in follow-up with details so that I can answer this well.

Regards
Dr.Ajay Panwar,
MD,DM(Neurology)

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ajay Panwar (15 minutes later)
Thank you for you quick reply Dr XXXXXXX
In answer to your questions:
1) I have three sisters with Diabetes, 2 insulin dependent and 1 on medication
I on the other hand suffer low blood sugar sometimes, I test my blood sugar regularly and have never had high blood sugar, I have good blood pressure also and normal cholesterol levels
2) I do not drink any alcohol
3) Tingling is mainly on lips and tip of tongue and sometimes around my mouth (only started about a month ago)
4)I have no pain
5) I dont think I am anxious, or at least I dont feel anxious
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Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Anxiety/Allergy

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX,
Thanks for being in follow-up and providing further details.

In the view of your clinical details,the causes of your symptoms can be-

1)Anxiety
2)Allergy

Please let me know if you can relate the tingling of lips to the intake of some particular food items?Sometimes,food allergy can present like this.

Regards
Dr.Ajay Panwar,
MD,DM(Neurology)


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ajay Panwar (12 minutes later)
I have not started to eat any new foods in the last month, or changed my diet in any way. The tingling I have is continuous, it has not gone away for about 4 weeks now. Having a history of anxiety I feel this maybe the cause but I am not feeling anxious. If it is anxiety is it right that the tingling is continuous and does not stop.
Regards XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Its probably anxiety related.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX,
Thanks for being in follow-up.

As there is no history of food allergy,anxiety appears to be the probable cause. These symptoms may be continuous ,even if anxiety is a cause.I suggest you to be on a trial of antianxiety medicines(like clonazepam) and observe for the response.It will hopefully improve.
PLEASE TAKE MEDICINES UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF A PHYSICIAN ONLY.

Hope that I have answered your query.If you have some further questions,I shall be glad to have you in follow-up else please close the thread,rate it and write a review.

Regards
Dr.Ajay Panwar,
MD,DM(Neurology)
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Brief Answer: Please tell some more details: Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXX, Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com. I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist,here to answer your query. If you would have presented to me as an outpatient with this medical history, I would have asked you the following extra details in order to answer this query well- 1)Do you have a history of Diabetes or any other medical illness? 2)Is there a history of alcoholism? 3)Is this tingling present on one side of the face or both sides? 4)Is this just the tingling or simultaneously pain is also present? 5)Does this increase during the periods of anxiety? I shall be glad to have you in follow-up with details so that I can answer this well. Regards Dr.Ajay Panwar, MD,DM(Neurology)