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#1 ceecee

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Posted 09 November 2020 - 11:56 AM

Hi! For the past few days i’ve been experiencing some kind of numbness in my body. predominantly my arms and legs and face. i check to see if i can still feel sensations and i have no problem with that but the feeling just feels very strange and far away. also touching things feels very odd. i went to the doctor today and she did some tests to check my ability to feel and nothing came out of it. I was relieved to hear this but now i’m home and i’m having the same numb almost tight feeling around my mouth, kind of in my upperlip. sometimes eating or drinking feels strange too but i have no trouble actually functioning. yet, i’m now doubting everything that happened at the doctor and whether or not i told her enough or properly described my symptoms. i found someone on the forum who described something similar but it was a very old post and i’m unable to reach out to them so i’m hoping someone else could relate to this. i have really bad health anxiety and next to dp i’m going through ptsd so please be thoughtful with your responses, i can be very sensitive and get anxious quite quickly.

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Posted 09 November 2020 - 04:48 PM

I have had physical numbness for quite some time now in conjunction with the dp dr symptoms. I find the numbness for me to be widespread throughout my whole body, but its intensity is highest in my facial region. I have had 2 MRIs and an EEG, which showed no Physical or structural abnormalities, so the numbness in itself For me seems to be more psychological in nature. I would still recommend talking to a doctor about this when you have the chance, but the body experiences weird physical symptoms when it’s under stress like you have been. So, don’t worry too much about this as we are  not the only ones with dp dr who have been experiencing this, it most likely is psychological.



#3 ceecee

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Posted 10 November 2020 - 04:08 AM

Thanks for the quick response! I’ve been to the doctor and she did a certain test with a needle and a cottonbud to test the different sensations my skin feels and apparently i did better than ‘normal’ people. She was not concerned at all. I’m still very much on edge due to severe health anxiety and just the fact that it’s a very scary feeling. where i’m from i’m also not able to get mri’s or CAT-scans that easily so i’m trying to find some relief in people with the same experience. do u actually experience loss of sensation and touch or is it more like a distant, foreign feeling? and have you noticed that it becomes less apparent when you are less stressed or less disassociated? Thanks again for your response, it helps a lot!

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Posted 15 November 2020 - 03:13 PM

It’s good to know you did well on your sense of touch exam as I hope this will reduce your health anxiety in the future. I would actually say I’ve experienced a slight loss of sensation that sometimes worsens when I’m anxious (especially in the facial region). It definitely freaks me out at times, but I just try and remind myself it’s just a buy product of my mental state. 



#5 bravemuffincake

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Posted 15 November 2020 - 06:28 PM

Numbness in the body is a symptom of anxiety. Totally normal, nothing to stress about. I get it all the time in my face, hands, arms, and legs. Its our condition that makes us hyperaware of this and fixated on the sensations which only exacerbate it. 






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