Leg Weakness Anxiety and Muscle Weakness Anxiety
Written by: Harmandeep Kaur Grewal – MA (Psychology)
Last updated date : December 31, 2022
We all know anxiety makes a person weak. And you will not be able to perform a task properly during anxiety. Therefore, you look for a cure for your problem. But anxiety may not just affect our mental health but also our physical health. You may know that when you are scared your body goes weak. Even you will feel dizzy and your muscles will become weak. Hence you will lose strength in your body. Moreover, leg weakness anxiety in you will make you lose strength in your legs. And you will not have control over your muscles. Likewise, muscle weakness anxiety makes you restless. And you will not feel in control of your body.
Additionally, you know that anxiety will drain your energy slowly. And it will make you physically and emotionally weak. So you work on your muscles. And develop strength. As you use muscles for breathing, walking, talking, and other activities. And you losing strength over them will make you worry. Similarly, you should not assume anything on your own. And talk to your doctor when you lose control over muscles as it could be a serious condition.
Leg Weakness Anxiety
If you are feeling numbness or tingling in your muscles then get your checked medically. Then you can talk to a therapist about your leg weakness or anxiety. And finding a solution with your doctor is the solution. Moreover, if you do not stay calm then your symptoms will worsen. You see muscle anxiety can be subjective. And different people will show various kinds of symptoms. For instance, some have difficulty walking, others have problems with breathing.
When you feel that your legs will not be able to carry you. And you standing in a line in the market feel scared of fainting or falling. And your legs will feel like they have become separate from your body. You feel like you are carrying yourself. And your legs are stiffened or jelly legs. Therefore, such symptoms will make you scared and fearful for yourself and hence worsening the problem. When you feel weak in the knees or legs during stress is normal in many conditions. But when it happens often then you will feel not like walking. We have adrenaline in our blood that gives us energy. But when we are tired then we have no energy.
Other Causes of Weakness
Hyperventilation- You see when you get weak then you breathe heavily. Also, you breathe quickly making it difficult for you to calm down. And this is a sign of anxiety. You need to work on your breathing to reduce your symptoms. Moreover, your muscle weakness will make you tired and breathe all the time. You should train your body to gain strength. But do not worry it is normal. You see the more you overthink the more is your anxiety level.
Fight or flight response occurs when you feel danger is near. So, your body responds immediately. You get up and run, your heartbeat increases, and tension is created. Therefore, your body became weak after the incident. ANd you will feel exhausted.
Thirdly, anxiety will make your muscles tired and weak. And after a stressful experience, you will see that you are lazy and tired. And you seek rest and comfort. Otherwise, you can faint if you are not taken care of. Hence, anxiety should be treated. And before it becomes a full-blown episode. So, you can learn relaxing methods for good results.
Dealing With Muscle Anxiety
First of all, you are worried about your health and it affects your mind. You have become sensitive to even minor changes in your body. And when you feel a tingling sensation or numbness. ANd you are worried about your body. So, you are trapped in a circle of stress and anxiety. You need to visit a doctor and go for therapy. Moreover, learn relaxing methods. Also, yoga, meditation, and biofeedback be very helpful for you.
Second of all, you suffer from chronic worry. And your tension is present for years. You have exhausted your body. And you become depressed and anxious when you feel weakness in the muscles of your body. You need to take care of yourself. Moreover, enhance your body strength with exercise and walk.
Dealing With Muscle Anxiety
You should walk more and develop strength in your legs. Also, you need to understand that you can bring power to your body by working out. In contrast, if you are laid back and lazy your muscles will be weak. And you will be tired after walking a few meters. So, get up and start walking. DO not sit idle for more than 2-3 hours. As it can stiffen your muscles. You should walk up and down and clean your room. Do your pending work and make your body healthy. Most important, you need to relax and calm down.
Second of all, your breathing has to be stable. Your anxiety will increase your rate of breathing. SO, reduce the stress level by calming down. You can practice yoga. Also, several deep breathing exercises can help you to maintain your breathing at a stable rate. Also, develop a habit of meditation. Do not worry when you are unable to focus. Because it can take years to overcome your restlessness. And it is normal.
Third of all, learn to use tricks with your mind when you feel anxiety. For instance, change your mind to another thing. For instance, a person gets anxious after he senses numbness in his legs. He can watch a video to distract his mind. Later he can massage his leg and try walking.
You can manage your anxiety by using several methods. First of all, calm down during stressful situations. And start deep breathing as it will help you to relax. Also, you can meditate to make your mind calm. And increase your concentration with these methods.
Secondly, you can seek help when you need it. Moreover, when your weakness in the body is such that you cannot perform an activity. Then it demands the attention of a doctor.
Moreover, you can manage your anxiety with strong willpower. So, stay positive and trust your therapist.
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