Feet And Hands Like Ants?

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Evening. I would like to ask about the current condition of my body, especially my legs and arms. For the past few days, my feet and hands have been tingling or vibrating inside and sometimes feel cold, even though from the outside they don’t seem to be vibrating. This really disturbs me while sleeping and going about my daily activities. In the past two weeks, I was experiencing excessive anxiety. Is this a sign of illness or is it just my anxiety that my body unconsciously does this? Thank you.

1 Answer:

Hi Diandra,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Disturbances in sensation, such as tingling, shaking, and feeling cold can indeed be part of a psychosomatic disorder, which is a physical complaint that is triggered or aggravated by psychological stress, one of which is when experiencing excessive anxiety. The mechanism of the occurrence of these physical complaints is actually still being studied medically. However, many experts believe that pregnancy is related to increased nerve impulses to various organs of the body as a result of being mediated by excessive production of stress hormones. In addition to sensation disturbances, sufferers can also experience various other physical complaints, ranging from shaking, body aches, dizziness, nausea, numbness, shortness of breath, and so on.

It could also be, the various complaints that you are currently experiencing are related to other causes, for example:

Exposure to excessively cold environmental temperatures Excessive stress on the body, especially the feet and hands Deficiency of certain vitamins or minerals Peripheral neuropathy (damage to the peripheral nerves), for example due to diabetes Spinal cord compression Multiple sclerosis (damage to the covering of the nerves due to autoimmune disorders) Stroke (neurological deficit) due to rupture or blockage of blood vessels in the brain) Arthritis (arthritis), and so on. If the complaint is so disturbing that it causes difficulty in sleeping or carrying out daily activities, you should immediately consult a doctor. It is also possible, in addition to giving you medication, your doctor will refer you to a psychiatrist for further evaluation.

At this point, you should identify the triggers for your anxiety and find solutions to those triggers. Calm your mind with lots of relaxation, meditation and recreation. Do what is your hobby and socialize a lot with the people around you to improve your mood. In order to deal with complaints in your body, you can compress the area that feels uncomfortable using a warm compress so that the complaint improves. Wear comfortable clothes and pants that are not tight so that blood flow is always smooth. Sleep regularly, use comfortable bedding, not too hard. Exercise regularly and make sure you eat healthy and nutritious foods, rich in vitamins and minerals that are good for nourishing nerves (eg vitamins B1, B6, B12, calcium, potassium, and magnesium).

Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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