Weak Limbs, Weakness and Dizziness, Weak Limbs and Tiredness, and Weakness in the Morning Symptoms
Weak limbs / extremities anxiety symptom:
Your arms, legs, hands, feet, fingers and/or toes feel unusually weak. They may feel so weak that you have to try extra hard to make them function normally. Sometimes, even with your determined effort, your limbs still don’t seem to work properly.
Some people refer to this sensation as feeling weak, ‘rubbery,’ ‘wobbly,’ ‘stiff,’ ‘jelly-like,’ and having a ‘lack of confidence’ in your limbs (any one or all of them).
The anxiety symptom weak limbs may involve one particular limb/extremity, a group of limbs/extremities, or all of them. It may also randomly shift from one to another. It may also include several different limbs/extremities at the same time.
The anxiety symptom weak limbs may appear for a few brief moments then disappear, may last for minutes or hours, or may persist indefinitely. It also might occur and/or may be more noticeable and bothersome when trying to use them or when trying relax, rest, or go to sleep. The anxiety symptom weak limbs might also be much more noticeable when waking up and/or rousing from deep relaxation.
The degree and intensity of this sensation/symptom will vary from person to person. For example, this sensation/symptom might be only slightly noticeable for one person but may be severely restricting for another.
The anxiety symptom weak limbs may occur as a response to feeling anxious or stressed, or may occur for no apparent reason.
The anxiety symptom weak limbs can be mildly noticeable, moderately bothersome, or greatly problematic. It can occur rarely, frequently, or persistently, and may change from day to day and even moment to moment.
All combinations and variations of the above are common.
We explain this symptom in the Anxiety Symptoms section (Chapter 9) in the Recovery Support area of our website. The Symptoms section in the Recovery Support area is the most comprehensive anxiety symptoms section anywhere today. Each anxiety symptom is listed and fully described and explained. For example, we describe what each symptom feels like, explain why it occurs, explain what you can do to eliminate it, and state how common it is.
The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder coach, counselor, or therapist is the most effective way to address anxiety disorder and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed - the underlying factors that motivate apprehensive behavior - a struggle with anxiety disorder can return again and again. Identifying and successfully addressing anxiety's underlying factors is the best way to overcome problematic anxiety.
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Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated April 21, 2018.