These symptoms are presented as the symptoms that people with anxiety or depression most often experience. Keep in mind that it’s possible to experience symptoms that aren’t mentioned here as well.
The symptoms are the same for any anxiety disorder. Maybe you are experiencing multiple symptoms and maybe some that you’re feeling are not mentioned here. You may feel symptoms which can be different or more/less intense than others. It does not mean anything as we are all made of different materials.
If you suffer from anxiety disorder, it is likely that you may experience symptoms mentioned here.
Note that it is not important to understand the physiology of the human body, it is important to remember that every symptom that you feel can be explained. Stop asking yourself “what if” questions and do something which is fun for you instead.
You’ll feel better, you just need the time and effort.
Agoraphobia is a normal response to anxiety and self-defense. When we feel threatened, we would like to retire somewhere safe, like a turtle in its shell.
During anxiety it’s very important to establish control over such a reaction. Avoiding the situation is not an effective way of dealing with agoraphobia!
Agoraphobia can be very exhausting and one of the most severe anxiety symptoms. Do not stop going out. If it starts to develop you will quickly see that every time you need to deal with the outside world you will get panic attacks.
The panic you can catch even because of the thought of needing to go out. Using the tactics of diversion, which I recommend, you will learn how to get back into the world and how to enjoy it when you do.
This takes practice and time, but it can be done.
When you feel tired and when you have had enough, of course you’ll be angry.
Think a little about the situation that made you angry. If this event is carefully researched, you will understand that the real reason for your anger is actually sadness.
Aggression is a normal reaction to fear, the state of ‘fight or flee’ prepares us exactly to run or to fight and sometimes it seems that to be fighting is the best answer. In this case, take a deep breath, wait five minutes and think again.
Due to muscle tension, pain in the chest can really scare you. The first reaction of all those who suffer from anxiety disorder and feel a pain in the chest is that they are dying of a heart attack. That’s not true. The pain of a heart attack is very different from this pain and usually does not begin in the chest. Deep breathing and relaxation exercises are a very effective way of reducing these symptoms. If someone can massage your upper back, shoulders and chest, it will relax tired and sore muscles.
Derealisation and depersonalisation
These symptoms are related to the way we perceive ourselves.
Derealization is the feeling that you yourself and all around you is unreal, like a dream, like everything you see through fog, or a filter. These symptoms can be very disturbing.
Depersonalization is the feeling that you are out of the body and like you look at it from another angle. It is noticed that people experience panic attacks and depersonalization and derealisation. Some first experience depersonalization, which then causes panic and derealisation.
Because during anxiety attacks fluid is withdrawn in other parts of the body, the mouth remains dry. Sip water or continue slurping candies to wet your mouth. In extreme cases, the doctor may prescribe a liquid, but it is very expensive. Dryness causes you no harm and will disappear when the anxiety subsides.
Feeling of suffocation and breathlessness
This feeling is among the most gut-wrenching anxiety symptoms. Sometimes you feel like your chest cannot spread enough to accommodate the air you need for your body, and sometimes you feel like you have a pressure pad on your face.
What you need to remember if this happens to you is that it’s just a feeling caused by exaggerated nerve impulses. These symptoms will not or cannot hurt you. You will not stop breathing , you will not faint , you will not suffocate.
As with all anxiety symptoms, the more you concentrate on them and give them credibility, you will feel them more. Try some physical work if you can. During a panic attack , you can experience what is called hyperventilation when breathing becomes fast and shallow. Therefore, the blood oxygen takes too much, which causes many unpleasant symptoms of panic.
Fear of insanity and loss of control
We all have a fear of insanity and loss of control, but rest assured that you will not go crazy. Insanity is not a deliberate act. Those who suffer from serious mental illness are not aware of their way to it. You will not become insane.
Chaotic neural messages from the brain to the nerves of a tired and weary body do not mean insanity. Thoughts are unaware of the product of brain activity. If you are anxious, sad, angry or stressed, it affects your mind and not only mood but also body chemistry.
The concentration of oxygen in the blood can influence the activity of the brain and central nervous system, as well as other chemicals such as adrenaline weight, and even hormones and vitamins. These unpleasant thoughts, feelings and totally irrational fears cannot harm you or others.
Any thoughts about harming yourself or others are just a thought. As the body relaxes and becomes less anxious, thought process goes back to normal.
Headaches/feeling of tight band around your head
The tension in the neck and shoulders can cause great discomfort, migraines and numbness. Feeling like you have a solid ring around the head causes the muscle tension that covers the skull.
Constrict blood vessels and nerves in this tissue can cause very painful symptoms such as pain in the eyes, face and teeth.
Hyperactivity is a word that describes a variety of symptoms that make you feel that you need to quickly talk and do things. Therefore, you may feel dazed and irrational, and you do things you normally do not do. This is a common trait of anxiety and withdrawal symptoms will eventually go.
Anxiety can affect various systems in the body, inter alia, on the endocrine. The system is responsible for the balance of the glands that secrete hormones. Although these glands secrete hormones, they do not control their levels in the body. It makes your brain.
Confusing messages in the brain and nervous system can lead to a slight disturbance in the secretion of the hormone. When the anxiety level gets back to normal, the level of hormones will return to normal. There are several examples where these hormones cause serious problems, but they can be solved by your doctor.
Women may notice disturbances in the menstrual cycle and men mood swings due to variable levels of testosterone.
This is called tinnitus, and it is usually described as a ringing and squeaking in one or both ears. Tinnitus can cause a number of factors, and may be side effects of antidepressants or sedatives. It can also occur due to a slight increase in blood pressure during anxiety attacks or is only the result of confused nerve signals.
None of this can harm you and you need to ignore everything as it will disappear with time. Listening to music through headphones is the best way to deal with tinnitus. Music overrides ringing in the ears and makes it much more bearable.
Indigestion, constipation and diarrhea
The anxiety disorder makes the body directs blood from different parts of the muscle tissue in order to handle oxygen needed for ‘flee or fight’ response. The most blood is in the area around the digestive tract. The blood collects there nutrients from the food we eat. Because anxiety diverts blood from the stomach, digestion slows and the muscles around the abdomen may shrivel. That leads to poor digestion, constipation or diarrhea.
It’s best to avoid antacids and other medications, and if possible, a glass of cold milk is the most natural and easy antacid, and in health food stores, you can find a lot of natural resources against constipation. Exercise and some relaxation techniques are very effective in removing some of these unpleasant symptoms.
One of the consequences of anxiety is insomnia, inability to fall asleep.
The first thing to remember is that the more you worry because you cannot fall asleep, it will be worse. Numerous and disturbing thoughts are nasty enough in the daytime, and at night almost unbearable. Reduce caffeine and have a normal sleeping schedule. Watch TV if you aren’t sleepy yet and don’t think about “what if…” questions. If you survived the day then you will survive the night too, no point thinking about it. Just focus on sleeping 🙂
Increased depression and suicidal thoughts
Depression is a word that is often incorrectly used to describe a variety of conditions . Every day I hear people say, “I’m depressed, I feel terrible, and I’ve had enough “. This, in most cases, is not depression.
Go for a walk, a run or to the gym. If you’re fed up , that’s okay , anxiety is a terrible situation. But if you win you’ll find a reason to live life to the fullest .
I promise you that you will definitely come out of this situation stronger than when you went into it . Thinking it would be best to kill yourself not only is cowardly but also terribly selfish. You’ll be a stronger person if you fight and win this state. Life may seem difficult, but life is difficult, either for you or for your loved ones.
If you love life, fight for it! Persevere and you will have a more enlightened life, you will see the dark side of existence and will come out the other side. Buddhist monks go that way for years to achieve enlightenment, and you’ll get so by getting better.
Going through this illness makes you become much stronger and intelligent person . You will know what it means to love and be loved, to live life to love every moment and everything that it represents.
Increased sensitivity to light, sound, touch and smell
All these feelings prepare you to see, hear, smell and feel better and stronger when you prepare to “defend or escape “.They can be very annoying but not dangerous, are provisional and will return to normal when you reduce the level of anxiety. Relaxation techniques and breathing exercises will help to reduce these symptoms.
Noodle in throat and difficulty swallowing
“Globus hystericus” is the correct term for this symptom. It occurs due to the contraction of the muscles in the throat due to stress and tension. You sometimes feel that you cannot swallow, and if you try to then it’s even worse. This is another symptom that will go away if you ignore it. It is completely harmless and will not therefore make you to stop breathing and will not disturb your eating or drinking, it’s just very uncomfortable.
Dreams and nightmares can mimic reality. When we are relaxed and happy, our dreams are sweet. When we are confused and upset, our dreams will be similar.
Nightmares are unpleasant but harmless. The more you practice good sleep, doing breathing exercises and relaxation, the more you’ll have a beautiful dream.
Obsessions and obsessive thoughts
Obsession and obsessive thoughts are probably one of the worst symptoms of anxiety disorder a person can experience more than any other symptom they assure” a person that he/she is on the road to insanity , that person is convinced of something and thinks that “there is no salvation”. A person may have an obsession that after leaving the house several times to check if the door is locked, even though he knows that it is.
However, there are clear and obsessive thoughts, that is, without any action required to be performed. These obsessive thoughts can be very exhausting for a person, mentally and physically. Thus, for example the often thoughts that occur in people are obsessive thoughts such as “What if I hurt myself or others?” “or what if I do something bad?”
Understand that the more you try to get rid of these thoughts, to forget about these obsessive thoughts your obsession will become stronger and stronger and you will not be successful. You’ll never get rid of this obsession if you deliberately try to forget it . How could a man deliberately forget something ? Just accept and surrender to these obsessions and obsessive thoughts. Know that they will be a part of you for a temporary period of time.
Pain in the face or jaw like toothache
Most of these symptoms cause tension, not only in the face, neck and shoulders which then appears as a pain in the jaw and teeth, but the tension in the jaw itself.
Anxious people often know a firm squeeze or grind their teeth when they sleep, and when they are awake. This tension can cause severe neuralgia and pain in the jaw, face and teeth.
It would be best to remove it by reducing tension.
Palpitations, racing heart and slow heart rate
Anxiety releases adrenaline into the bloodstream, which increases your heart rate, so you feel as if your heart is fluttering and skipping. This is perfectly normal and cannot harm you in any way.
Slow heart rate is also one of the common signs of anxiety. Again, this does not mean that your heart will stop beating, and it might be weird and confusing, but do not pay attention to it and it will probably go away by itself.
Problems with vision (distorted images)
The release of adrenaline when the body prepares for the upcoming danger causes many physical changes. During an anxiety attack, the body prepares the eye to spot the slightest movement; it makes it so that the pupils beyond to let in more light.
Therefore, the anxious people are so sensitive to bright light and often wear sunglasses to help ease eye strain. Strong sensitivity to light is one of the problems with vision.
Sometimes it seems like it’s dead objects moving, flat surface rippling like ocean waves, it becomes unreal, like a dream, and sometimes you feel like looking through smoke or fog, even when you’re outdoors.
All this is connected with distorted and confused signals that the brain receives from the sensory organs during an anxiety attack. You do not have to worry about them and they will eventually disappear.
Power juices of the body
The nervous system is a complex network of nerves with electrical charges that are in every inch of your body, around every organ and extend through the entire skin, the largest organ of the body.
Abnormal nerve impulses caused by anxiety can cause a whole range of weird feelings. Although quite harmless, they can be very annoying. You can for example have a feeling that you are plugged in with electric shocks to the hands, legs, feet, hands and chest.
The reduction of general anxiety and proper performance of breathing exercises help a lot, and when the concentration of anxiety is reduced, these symptoms will disappear. Do not focus on them, and turn thoughts to something else, subtract them and they will disappear.
Because during anxiety attacks the blood withdraws in the muscles, the blood vessels that provide the skin with the pink healthy color receive less blood and the skin loses its color. It is not dangerous and the color will return to normal as soon as the blood returns to normal after the attack. Some people with general anxiety disorder cannot always look a bit washed out, but this is normal and will return to normal.
A rash, spots or very dry skin are common symptoms of anxiety and stress. They are quite common in the form of eczema rash around the nose, cheeks and forehead. Therefore, you do not have to worry about it and usually goes away as soon as you feel better. In health food stores they sell natural creams and lotions which are very effective in itching, dry skin and rashes.
Sense of horror and a tingling sensation in the skin
The nerve endings in the lives and electrically charged. It can feel as if your skin crawls, is prickling or tingling. It is the result of confused nerve impulses and cannot harm you. Ignore them and they will eventually disappear.
Reducing moisture in the eyes, when body fluids during an anxiety attack diverted elsewhere, it leads to itching, dry and sensitive eyes.
In the pharmacy you can buy eye drops that help to cool your eyes and reduce dryness.
Sweating is a normal bodily reaction that aims to reduce the body temperature. When the body heats up, sweat glands release sweat. Evaporating sweat removes heat, cooling the body. During anxiety attacks body is getting ready to flee or fight and releases sweat to cool down from the upcoming effort. As tension is easing, the concentration of sweat is getting back to normal.
Quivering and shaking when we are cold or when we are nervous. This is a normal reaction to fear and / or decrease in body temperature. It occurs when the muscles tighten convulsively creating friction among the muscles and other tissues. Friction creates heat, which raises the body temperature. During anxiety attacks it’s normal to feel tremors. It will pass.
Weakness and tingling in hands and feet
“Go away or fight” reaction is very intense and mobilize many body systems. Circulation, the concentration of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood is changed, and the muscles are tense and ready for action.
All these changes have a profound effect on body sensations and weakness of the extremities (arms, hands, legs, feet) is one of those sensations. Tingling sensation caused by the accumulation of carbon dioxide from the blood to the extremities. If you shake the limbs, it can improve circulation in those areas. These symptoms are not dangerous and eventually will disappear. Light exercise can also help reduce these symptoms. These symptoms do not mean that you are experiencing a heart attack or ANY neurological problem.
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