Anxiety and its many side effects are the most common illnesses in the U.S. Anxiety wears many hats, and many disguises. Causes of anxiety include your own chemical make up; something you have very little control over. You might be surprised to learn that there are at least 100 anxiety symptoms. Most of them can be greatly helped by simple things like controlling your diet, seeing a counselor and sometimes resorting to medication. Throughout this article we will go over 100 anxiety symptoms, or close to that, as there are types of symptoms that overlap you will find that many of the symptoms might be more of a combination of one or more of the 100 anxiety symptoms.
Back pain can increase when you’re anxious. Don’t be surprised if you wake up one morning with your back out of joint; you may even have spasms that will leave you not being able to move. Anxiety can make your entire body ache; when you’re anxious your muscles tend to tense up. You probably won’t even feel this tensing. Learning to relax through breathing techniques can help your muscles relax. There are homeopathic remedies that can also help you relax and release some of the tension you’re feeling. These natural remedies contain herbs and minerals known to calm your nerves.
Did you ever see anyone who had seemed to lack healthy coloring in their skin? This could be a condition known as blanching; it’s a loss of skin color and it can be caused by anxiety. The opposite of blanching is blushing; this too can happen when a person is suffering from anxiety.
Do you ever feel sore and achy all over for no reason? With anxiety, your entire body can feel sore and you might even feel as if you’ve been beat up. In a way, you have because anxiety abuses your entire body. That’s why it’s so important to get it under control. If your anxiety continues unchecked, you might even experience body tremors and shakes.
Chest pain is a symptom very closely linked to anxiety; you might have guessed this since the chest cavity contains the heart and lungs. Anxiety can cause you to have all sorts of breathing problems. Anxiety happens when we let worry and fear control our everyday lives. Anxiety is caused by lots of different factors, and it can catch us by surprise. Certain mental conditions like depression. But outside factors in our everyday lives are also factors. When you’re under pressure at work or living in a difficult situation at home, anxiety can be one of the side effects. Depression is often associated with anxiety, but they don’t have to go together.
You may find yourself having trouble breathing, having pain or just an uncomfortable feeling in your chest. Rapid heartbeat and a tightening of you’re the muscles around your rib cage are common too. Shortness of breath, heart palpitations and even feeling like you’re being smothered can go along with your anxiety.
Panic attacks are another name for the anxiety that we can all suffer. A panic attack can be a very scary event because it can cause you to feel terror. A panic attack is like anxiety on steroids. We all have situations and people in our lives that cause us worry, but if you spend day after day in a worried state of mind, you may have a generalized anxiety disorder, also known as GAD. When anxiety becomes such a part of your life that you don’t even notice it, you’ll suffer from things like fatigue that can become chronic, burning, itchy skin, dizziness and not being able to relax.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a condition that makes you feel too tired to get through your day, too tired to accomplish your normal activities like going to work, or fixing dinner. With this kind of fatigue you feel worn out all the time. You can’t think as clearly as you should and you can have sore joints and muscles. You may also have trouble sleeping and concentrating.
There have been studies that suggest a connection between stress and the development of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Some people with CFS have low levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. Cortisol helps your body deal with stress by releasing, among other things, adrenaline. If you feel stressed out day after day, it’s time to take action. If your anxiety lasts for six months or longer, it could be generalized anxiety disorder, or GAD. You may not even know you have GAD; that might cause you miss out on getting treatment.
A dysfunctional in your sexual life, such as losing interest in sex, can also be caused by anxiety. If you experience shooting pains in various places in your body, consider that your stress level may be the cause. Excessive sweating and tingling in parts of your body are also the result of stress and anxiety. If you find yourself grinding your teeth, TMJ, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, can result. TMJ causes pain in your jaw and the muscles that control your jaw.
One of the worst symptoms associated with anxiety fear and the many forms it can take. The fears can take the form of being afraid of going out in public, fear of what people think of you, fear of making mistakes, and even irrational fears such as losing control or going crazy. Heightened self awareness and a fear of impending doom can also plague anxiety sufferers. There are even anxiety symptoms associated with your hearing. You can develop ringing in the ears, a low rumbling noise, reduced hearing and even a ticklish feeling in one or both ears.
If you’re often on edge, or grouchy, it could be from anxiety. People with excessive anxiety can feel depressed, have dramatic mood swings, and might feel like crying for no reason. Several of these signs may be present at one time in people. All sorts of stomach upsets can be caused by anxiety. Nausea, diarrhea and vomiting are very commonly associated with anxiety. You many feel like your tongue is swollen or have a dry mouth or even Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Your skin can be affected with numbness or burning sensations, you may end up losing sleep through insomnia, which could involve not being able to fall asleep or being jolted awake in the middle of the night. Either of these symptoms might be helped by following a strict sleep routine and avoiding substances like caffeine. Your vision can also be affected; you may have dry eyes or very watery eyes, even spots in your vision or flashing lights when your eyes are closed.
Be on the lookout for numbness in your limbs as well as tingling or feeling cold or chilled. You may also tend to worry too much about things like having a heart attack, losing control, fainting in public, and being alone. You may also feel tightness in your chest as one of the very common side effects of anxiety.
There are at least 100 anxiety symptoms, and many of them are treatable. Even if you see yourself in more than one of these symptoms, there’s still hope that you can manage your anxiety and live a very productive life. People also liked to read our article on what causes fear.