Anxiety And Tension

Anxiety Symptoms

An anxiety attack can be a very frightening experience. When we are anxious, we feel a sudden onset of  intense discomfort or even fear. There are various reasons for an anxiety attack. An individual may be suffering from a  phobia and an anxiety attack may be triggered because of that phobia.

The purpose of this article is not to go into details about the causes of an anxiety attack, but rather to look at the symptoms of anxiety. If we are able to recognize the symptoms in time, we will be able to take suitable preventive measures.

There are different types of physical and mental anxiety symptoms. You may experience the following physical anxiety symptoms:

In the body: Burning skin sensation, unrelenting fatigue, electric shock feeling, fainting feeling, feeling cold and numb, hyperactivity, tightness or stiffness of shoulder, back, and neck, numbness or tingling in body, too much sweating, trembling and frequent urination.

In the chest: Chest discomfort or tight chest muscles, labored breathing, shortness of breath, irregular heart rhythms  or skipped beats.

In the head: Dizziness or light-headedness, migraine , stiffness in the Head, neck, or shoulder, shooting pains in the face or scalp, sore jaw that feels like a toothache and clenching of the jaw or grinding of the teeth.

Other physical symptoms : Distorted, foggy and blurred vision, itchy, dry and watery eyes, flashing lights when eyes closed.

Constant craving for sweets, chocking or difficulty swallowing, constipation or diarrhea, dry mouth, irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, lack of appetite or taste, constricted feeling in throat.

You may also experience the following psychological symptoms:

Emotions:  Dramatic mood swings, tendency to cry.

In relation to mind: Fear of going crazy, losing control, frequent feeling of being overwhelmed, having difficulty in concentrating, racing thoughts or rapid thinking, obsession about sensations or getting better.

Mood: Irritable, depression, detached from reality, feeling under pressure all the time.

Sleep: Difficulty falling or staying asleep, frequent bad dreams, Insomnia or waking up  in the middle of the night sweating or in having a panic attack.

Anxiety is persistent and extreme feeling of worry or uncertainties. Anxiety is both controllable and reversible. It is essential to seek professional guidance and help so that the situation does not get out of control.