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When panic attacks begin, people often feel a tingling sensation in their body. The medical term for this is paresthesia.
More generally known as the feeling of pins and needles, it’s a sensation of tingling, pricking, or numbness of the skin, and it has no apparent long-term physical effect. Paresthesia is most commonly felt in the hands, arms, mouth, and feet.
Don’t be alarmed; this is perfectly natural to experience in connection with high anxiety.