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Anxiety Symptoms, Anxiety Attack Symptoms (Panic Attack Symptoms), Symptoms of Anxiety

There are over 100 symptoms of anxiety.

Because each person has a unique chemical make up, the type, number, intensity, and frequency of anxiety symptoms will vary from person to person. For example, one person may have just one mild anxiety symptom, whereas another may have all anxiety symptoms and to great severity. All combinations are common.

What are anxiety symptoms?

Common anxiety symptoms include:

Body (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with the body in general):

  • Allergy problems, increase in allergies (number, sensitivity, reactions, lengthier reactions)
  • Back pain, stiffness, tension, pressure, soreness, spasms, immobility in the back or back muscles
  • Blanching (looking pale, loss of color in the face or skin)
  • Blushing, turning red, flushed face, flushed skin, blushing, red face or skin
  • Body aches, parts of or your entire body feels sore and achy, feels like your body and muscles are bruised
  • Body jolts, body zaps, electric jolt feeling in body, intense body tremor or “body shake”
  • Body temperature increase or decrease, change in body temperature
  • Burning skin, itchy, “crawly,” prickly or other skin sensations, skin sensitivity, numbness on the skin
  • Burning skin sensation on the face, neck, ears, scalp, or shoulders
  • Buzzing sensation in the feet, toes, hands, fingers, arms, legs
  • Chest pain, chest tightness
  • Choking
  • Chronic Fatigue, exhaustion, super tired, worn out
  • Clumsiness, feeling clumsy, co-ordination problems with the limbs or body
  • Cold chills, feeling cold
  • Craving sugar, sweets, chocolate, usual craving for sugar and sweets
  • Difficulty speaking, moving mouth, talking, co-ordination problems with the mouth or tongue
  • Dizziness, feeling lightheaded
  • Dizzy, feeling dizzy
  • Electric shock feeling, body zaps
  • Excess of energy, you feel you can’t relax
  • Falling sensation, feel like your are falling or dropping even though you aren't
  • Feel like you are going to pass out or faint
  • Feeling cold or chilled
  • Feel wrong, different, foreign, odd, or strange
  • Flu-like symptoms, general malaise, feel ill, like you are coming down with a flu
  • Flushed face, red face, flushed skin
  • Frequent urination
  • Head Zaps
  • Heart palpitations, racing heart
  • Hyperactivity, excess energy, nervous energy
  • Increased or decreased sex drive
  • Infection - increased infections, persistent infection
  • Mouth or throat clicking or grating sound/noise when you move your mouth or jaw, such as when talking
  • Muscles that vibrate, jitter, tremor, or shake when used
  • Muscle twitching
  • Nausea
  • Nausea vomiting
  • Neck, back, shoulder pain, tightness/stiffness
  • Night sweats, waking up in a sweat, profusely sweating at night
  • No energy, feeling lethargic, tired
  • Numbness
  • Numbness tingling, numbness and tingling
  • Numbness and tingling, and other skin sensations on hands, feet, face, head, or any other places on the body
  • Persistent muscle tension, stiffness
  • Pounding heart, heart feels like it is beating too hard
  • Pulsing or throbbing muscles. Pulsing or throbbing sensation.
  • Rib or rib cage tightness, pressure, or feeling like a tight band around the rib cage
  • Sexual Dysfunction, sexual uninterest
  • Shooting pains, stabbing pains, and odd pressures in the neck, head, or face
  • Shooting pains in the face
  • Shooting pains in the scalp or head
  • Skipped heart beats
  • Sore or tight scalp or back of the neck
  • Startle easily
  • Sweating, uncontrollable profuse sweating
  • The floor feels like it is moving either down or up for no reason
  • Tightness in the ribs or rib cage area, may also feel like a tight band around the ribs or rib cage area.
  • Tingling sensations, anywhere on the body, including the hands, feet, legs, arms, head, mouth, chest, groin area
  • Throat or mouth clicking or grating sound/noise when you move your mouth or jaw, such as when talking
  • TMJ
  • Trembling, shaking, tremors
  • Twitching
  • Unsteadiness, dizziness, feeling dizzy or lightheaded
  • Urgency to urinate, frequent urination, sudden urge to go to the washroom (similar to urinary tract or prostate infection symptoms)
  • Warm spells
  • Weak - feel weak, weakness, low energy, light, soft, like you may faint
  • Weak legs, arms, or muscles
  • Weight loss, weight gain

Chest (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with the chest area)

  • Chest tremors, trembling in the chest, chest feels like it is vibrating
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Concern about the heart
  • Feel like you have to force yourself to breath
  • Find it hard to breath, feeling smothered, shortness of breath
  • Frequent yawning to try and catch your breath
  • Heart Palpitations – beating hard or too fast, rapid heartbeat
  • Heart - Irregular heart rhythms, flutters or ‘skipped’ beats, tickle in the chest that makes you cough
  • Pounding heart, heart feels like it is beating too hard
  • Rib or rib cage tightness, pressure, or feeling like a tight band around the rib cage

Emotions (see mood) (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with emotions, mood, and feelings)

Fears (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with fear)

  • A heightened fear of what people think of you
  • Afraid of being trapped in a place with no exits
  • Constant feeling of being overwhelmed.
  • Fear of being in public
  • Fear of dying
  • Fear of losing control
  • Fear of impending doom
  • Fear of making mistakes or making a fool of yourself to others
  • Fear of passing out
  • Fear that you are losing your mind
  • Fears about irrational things, objects, circumstances, or situations
  • Fears of going crazy, of dying, of impending doom, of normal things, unusual feelings and emotions, unusually frightening thoughts or feelings
  • Heightened self awareness, or self-consciousness
  • Need to find nearest washrooms before you can feel comfortable
  • Need to seat near exits

Head (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with the head)

  • Brain fog
  • Burning, itchy, tight scalp
  • Dizziness
  • Dizzy
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Frequent headaches, migraine headaches
  • Feeling like there is a tight band around your head, pressure, tightness
  • Head, neck or shoulder pain, tightness/stiffness
  • Head zaps, head tremors
  • Giddiness
  • Numbness
  • Numbness tingling, numbness and tingling
  • Shooting pains, stabbing pains, and odd pressures in the neck, head, or face
  • Shooting pains in the face
  • Shooting pains in the scalp or head
  • When you close your eyes you feel like are beginning to, or will, float upwards
  • Sore jaw that feels like a tooth ache
  • TMJ (Temporo-Mandibular Joint) - clenching of the jaw or grinding of the teeth

Hearing/Ear(s) (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with hearing)

  • Feel like there is something stuck in your ear, that your ear canal it plugged or blocked, that there is a pebble in your ear that you can't get out
  • Low rumbling sounds
  • Reduced hearing, frequent or intermittent reduced hearing or deafness in one or both ears
  • Ringing in the ears, noises in the ears, noises in the head
  • Pulsing in the ears, throbbing sound in the ear(s)
  • Tickle or itch in your ear that you can't seem to get at

Mind (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with the mind and thinking)

  • Afraid of everything
  • Altered state of reality, consciousness, or universe feeling
  • Brain Fog
  • Deja Vu, a feeling like you've done or experienced something before
  • Depersonalization
  • Derealization
  • Desensitization
  • Difficulty concentrating, short-term memory loss
  • Difficulty thinking, speaking, forming thoughts, following conversations
  • Disorientation
  • Fear of going crazy
  • Fear of losing control
  • Fear of impending doom
  • Feelings of unreality
  • Frequent feeling of being overwhelmed, or that there is just too much to handle or do
  • Having difficulty concentrating
  • Nightmares, bad dreams
  • Obsession about sensations or getting better
  • Repetitive thinking or incessant ‘mind chatter’
  • Short-term learning impairment, have a hard time learning new information
  • Short-term memory impairment, can't remember what I did a few days, hours, or moments ago
  • Spaced out feelings, feeling spaced out
  • "Stuck" thoughts; thoughts, mental images, concepts, songs, or melodies that "stick" in your mind and replay over and over again.
  • Trapped in your mind feeling
  • Underlying anxiety, apprehension, or fear
  • You often feel you are carrying the world on your shoulders

Mood / Emotions (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with mood, emotions, and feelings)

  • Always feeling angry and lack of patience
  • Depersonalization
  • Depression
  • Dramatic mood swings (emotional flipping)
  • Emotionally blunted, flat, or numb
  • Emotional "flipping" (dramatic mood swings)
  • Emotions feel wrong
  • Everything is scary, frightening
  • Feeling down in the dumps
  • Feeling like things are unreal or dreamlike
  • Frequently being on edge or 'grouchy'
  • Feel like crying for no apparent reason
  • Have no feelings about things you used to
  • Not feeling like yourself, detached from loved ones, emotionally numb
  • Underlying anxiety, apprehension, or fear
  • You feel like you are under pressure all the time

Mouth/Stomach (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with the mouth and stomach)

  • A ‘tinny’, ‘metallic’ or ‘ammonia’, or unusual smell or taste
  • Aerophagia (swallowing too much air, stomach distention, belching)
  • Burning mouth, feeling like the inside of your mouth is burning, or tingling, or like pins and needles, or all of these together or at different times
  • Burning tongue, feeling like your tongue is burning, or tingling, or like pins and needles, or all of these, or all of these together or at different times
  • Choking
  • Constant craving for sugar or sweets
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Difficulty talking, pronouncing certain letters or sounds, mouth feels like it isn't moving right, slurred speech
  • Dry mouth
  • Feeling like you can’t swallow properly or that something will get caught in your throat
  • Feeling like your tongue is swollen
  • IBS
  • Lack of appetite or taste
  • Lump in the throat, tight throat, something stuck in your throat
  • Mouth muscles twitching/jumping
  • Mouth or throat clicking or grating sound/noise when you move your mouth or jaw, such as when talking
  • Nausea
  • Nausea vomiting
  • Nausea or abdominal stress
  • Numbness
  • Numbness tingling, numbness and tingling
  • Stomach upset, gas, belching, bloating
  • Teeth grinding
  • The thought of eating makes you nauseous
  • Tight throat, lump in throat
  • Throat or mouth clicking or grating sound/noise when you move your mouth or jaw, such as when talking
  • TMJ
  • Tongue symptoms - Tingly, “stretched,” numb, frozen, itchy, “crawly,” burning, twitching, “jumpy,” aching, sore, or swollen tongue (when it isn’t).
  • Urgency to urinate, frequent urination, sudden urge to go to the washroom
  • Vomiting

Skin (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with the skin)

  • Burning skin sensations, skin sensitivity
  • Numbness
  • Numbness tingling, numbness and tingling
  • Skin problems, infections, rashes

Sleep (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with sleep)

  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Frequent bad, bizarre, or crazy dreams
  • Hearing sounds in your head that jolt you awake
  • Insomnia, or waking up ill in the middle of the night
  • Jolting awake
  • Waking up in a panic attack
  • You feel worse in the mornings

Sight (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with sight)

  • Distorted, foggy, or blurred vision
  • Dry, watery or itchy eyes
  • Eye tricks, seeing things our of the corner of your eye that isn’t there, stars, flashes
  • Eyes sensitive to light
  • Spots in the vision
  • Flashing lights when eyes are closed
  • Your depth perception feels wrong

Touch (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with touch)

  • Burning skin sensations, skin sensitivity
  • Feeling cold or chilled
  • Numbness
  • Numbness tingling, numbness and tingling
  • Pain
  • Tingling, pins and needles feelings

Other anxiety symptoms are described as:

Being like a hypochondriac, muscle twinges, worry all the time, tingles, gagging, tightness in the chest, tongue twitches, shaky, breath lump, heart beat problems, head tingles, itchy tingling in arms and legs, and so many more.

In addition to these anxiety symptoms, you may also find yourself worrying compulsively about:

• Having a heart attack

• Having a serious undetected illness

• Dying prematurely

• Going insane or losing your mind

• Suddenly snapping

• Losing it

• Uncontrollably harming yourself or someone you love

• Losing control of your thoughts and actions

• Being embarrassed or making a fool out of yourself

• Losing control

• Fainting in public

• Not breathing properly

• Losing control of reality

• Choking or suffocating

• Being alone

These are some of the more common anxiety symptoms. This list isn't exhaustive.

Reference and further information here http://www.anxietyce...-symptoms.shtml

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*sigh* ....I have all of those

I hate when I tell someone I have anxiety and they tell me its all in my head n get over it. People who dont suffer anxiety dont realize its as much physical as it is mental. :/

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Its' full body and a vicious cycle. The mind controls the body and then the body  when it starts to have symptoms starts to control the mind back.  It's doable ladies. Don't lose heart. This week I am struggling with some serious gut issues that have my brain all over the place, what if ....is it? ,,,,,,,,,oh no what if.............. that kind of thinking is a dead end street ! 

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I'm having a rough trot at the moment with the what ifs too. I have to go with my six year old son to a play date at his school friends house on Friday and I'm so nervous about losing it while I'm there. I know it's my anxious brain telling me I should be nervous. I cry whenever I tell people I am feeling anxious. I have the fear of fear and fear of crying. It's so difficult :(

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That's it Rachel. FEAR OF FEAR!! If only we could realise that we are doing this to ourselves. It is the FEAR of the feelings, the symptoms that prolong the illness. But the feelings are the result of fear and so, again, we enter the viscious circle. If only we could accept that the feelings will not harm us no matter how bad they seem. For an anxiety state (a neurosis)  to exist there has to be conflict within. "Am I going to die" "This must be bad, never had this before" (You have but you have forgotten). Conflict between what is and what should be or what we would like it to be. There are many things in life we can't alter and should not try. But we can change ourselves and how we think. That is well within the reach of everyone but it requires two elements. Courage and perseverence. (and, of course, acceptance). We ALL have the courage. Deep down it is always there. Perseverance is a bit more difficult. We can get to the stage of "What the hell, there's no point in trying any more". That's where the courage to carry on comes in. We can all do it so let's have a go and good luck.        Jon.

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Joy. Join the club!!! I too am having tummy issues. Been to the docs. "Oh yes, hullo." (You again!) Prodded and pushed about. "Seems ok" (That word 'seems' is a real bogey). Given tabs. Come out. Old habits do indeed die hard.    Jon.

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It's funny how I can relate to most - if not all - of the symptoms noted on this list but still I am afraid.

PS. Add "hyper-sensitivity to sound and light". Loud noise or music, as well as flashing lights, give me panic attacks. I never go to clubs.

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Hi Elf, I think you should print off the list to keep handy at home. Online things are great but actual physical papers and lists seem to help some as well. I'd print it off and use a highlighter on all of the really bothersome and worrisome symptoms you have. Then when you get that symptom and start to worry , go to the list, see that it is highlighted and tell yourself out loud, it's ONLY ANXIETY ! I am OK ! 

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Yes they can always, I had several of them for 3 years, all day, every day. At first they were intermittent, over a period of 7-10 years, then they became constant. Only now after CBT and joining a gym are they starting to get better and not be constant, I have days where I have none or they don't seem too bad.

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I agree. They certainly can become chronic but I don't think they need remain so. This raises the old question about the difference between cure and recovery. I would prefer management. We can lead a happy life relatively free from anxiety if we can learn to manage it.

To prove that WE are in charge and not 'IT'. We all fall flat at times but if we know how to handle 'IT' it can seem a lot better than giving in to it and suffering accordingly. You see, Gilly sums it up really when she says some days don't seem so bad. It does taper off as we recover but it takes a lot of time and patience. People say "Well, he/she managed that well". That's what I mean.    Jon.

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That's the issue I'm having. I keep having chronic physical symptoms that no diagnosis can be made. So I feel these things constantly and although I try to deal and manage it the best I can, they get so overwhelming that I just break down and have to make sure I'm not in danger.

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Ah, now there's the problem. If they did your anxiety would diminish. You would have something to really worry about. But they won't you know. When I say 'manage' I really mean to ACCEPT that this is how you are at the moment. Chronic HA is NOT an illness. It is the imagination playing tricks. You believe that there is something to find and all the time you feel that way you will go on looking and they will keep telling you there isn't. Very time and energy consuming. You could build a house with all that wasted energy. I know!!! Been there. But when I realised it was getting me nowhere I gave up.   Jon.

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Haven't they found something? anxiety disorder? You need to look at it a different way, you are suffering something, just its psychological in origin, not physical. It has physical symptoms just the same.

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The one that they finally find something.

So that means you cannot accept that it's ' merely' anxiety ?  You can only search forever to find a cause and anxiety is not an acceptable cause to you so you somewhat disregard that ? 

OH Always !  Supposing you were at the top notch hospital in the world with universally renowned doctors and they all concluded there was zero wrong with you physically. Would you accept that or still think they missed something?

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I'm sorry :(

There is a light at the end of this tunnel if you can accept it's anxiety. That would be the first step into improving. 

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Dr. Weekes 2.   ACCEPTANCE.

 

Probably the most difficult part and the most misunderstood. So many confuse this with 'putting up with' which it is not. You could 'put up with' for the rest of your life and still have the problem. Acceptance calms you; allows the flow of Adrenaline to slow and eventually cease but it takes time for the mind to acustom itself to this new regime. Some expect instant results and in nervous illness there is no such thing. If panic or any other frightening symptom occurs what happens? We tense up. Our body goes rigid in fact a lot describe it as if they are frozen to the spot. Then SECOND FEAR takes over. The "Oh my goodness, I will collapse or be taken away somewhere" More Adrenaline is produced and the fearful symptoms are reinforced. Eventually we gather enough strenghth to run back home or to the car. We can always find the energy to do that but not enough to stand our ground. Acceptance says," OK, come on then, do your worse but I am not going to respond to your nonsense. This is just an electrical impulse running through my body (it is you know) and can do me no harm". Describing true acceptance is difficult. It is about relaxing into the feelings and not struggling to get rid of them. It is letting go rather than clinging tightly to the fear. The complete giving up of doing anything; just letting go. When someone is swimming and runs into trouble a good swimmer will relax and float for a while to recover. A bad swimmer will fight and struggle which will have the opposite effect of helping.  Unfortunately nature has so arranged it that to struggle seems the natural thing to do. We have to defy our natural instinct to fight and do just the opposite. "I have accepted but I still feel awful". Of course you will but you have sown the seed of recovery by truly accepting. Time and more time is needed to finish the job. We get so impatient with time.  This is another of those symptoms of nervous illness that are so difficult to live with. Impatience. Of course, if you have an underlying problem that is causing your nervous illness then that needs addressing but acceptance can still be practised.     Jon.

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hey jayhawk, I agree with you there, especially the exercise at the moment, having some success with that myself.

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