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Panic attacks and weakness in legs

Himanshu Dani

Many anxiety sufferers complain leg muscle weakness. You may have experienced that in anxiety and panic attacks. It’s like you often feel weakness in the legs when you stand still or walk on narrow footpaths, or walk in crowds or cross roads. You feel like energy is being drained from your legs and they are losing power to perform normally.

The sensations you feel are:

  • Weakness and soreness in the calves.
  • You describe this symptom as that their feet muscles feel numb.
  • You say that you feel continuous tingling in the thighs.
  • Panic attack sufferers often complain that the strength of their leg muscles has reduced.
  • It feels like the brain is not controlling the muscles properly.
  • At the end, you also think that you have neurodegenerative diseases, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ALS, or Parkinson’s Disease (which is of course not true).

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