Numbness (Sensory loss; Paresthesias; Numbness and Tingling;
Loss of sensation):
You feel as though a part of your skin or body feels numb to
the touch. It may also feel like it has been frozen with anesthesia.
This numb patch may be small or encompass many parts of the body
such as an arm, hand, finger, face, mouth, lips, tongue, leg,
foot, or toe, or all of them.
While numbness can occur anywhere on the body, it’s most
common on the hands, feet, arms, and legs.
Numbness can also be accompanied by tingling, pins and needles,
and burning skin sensations.
The affected area(s) may remain constant, or they may change
and randomly appear anywhere and anytime. Repeated visual inspections
show no skin abnormalities.
Chapter 9 in the member's area of our website is our Anxiety Symptoms chapter. We list all of the symptoms commonly associated with anxiety disorder in this chapter, including Numbness.
Each symptom listed in Chapter 9 in the member's area contains a complete description of what the symptom feels like and how others describe it, we explain why anxiety causes each symptom, we provide natural and practical ways you can eliminate each symptom, and how common each symptom is (the percentage of people who experience it).
For detailed information about this symptom, join our Recovery Support area and go to Chapter 9 and read about the symptom, numbness.