If you’re anxious in your head, you can worry, Still, not all worried people worry. There are some pretty scary physical symptoms associated with anxiety, and that’s what I’m going to talk about today. I’m dr. Tracey marks a psychiatrist,, and I talk about mental health education and self-improvement. I produce weekly articles, so click subscribe,, so you don’t miss one.
I’ll jump right in. You can think of anxiety as having two parts: cognitive or. Let’s sing a portion and a somatic or physical portion. If your concern is affecting your thoughts, you may worry a lot,, or you may obsess about things, and it’s normal to have some amount of worry let’s say you fail a test are you going to get an F in the whole class or how will you pay your bills if you don’t have job things like that.
But the worry that could be considered as a disorder would be worrying about anything and everything even if it’s not a direct threat to you and I always use the example about worrying about world peace. You can also over worry about things that are a threat to you, such as a home invasion.
This can happen to anyone, but if it’s always on your mind and you can’t stop thinking about it, and other more pleasant thoughts get blocked out because you’re thinking about it, then it’s over and above what would be expected or what would be an expected response from someone without an anxiety disorder.
A person can have anxiety without much going on in there and their heads in terms of distressing thoughts and still have pretty severe anxiety. Here are some of the physical symptoms that they can experience. They’re not necessarily in order of severity. So you have heart palpitations. This is where you can feel your heart beating in your chest ratio rest. You should not touch your heart muscle contracting. If you do, it’s vibrations. Shortness of breath or feeling like you can’t breathe. Lightheadedness or dizziness and this is different from vertigo or spinning. This sensation, you may feel that the room is getting dark or you’re going to lose consciousness at any moment. Then there are weak legs.
Some people will say that they feel like their legs are just going to give way. Then there’s chest and backpressure sometimes, people will feel like they not only have chest pressure, but they also have anxiety in their back, so it’s like they’re just being crushed from the outside.
There is neck and shoulder pain, and this is usually from muscle tension, but it can be so painful that you may not make the association at the time. So if you feel pain in your shoulder, you may think that you’re having a heart attack especially if you’re one who tends to Google your symptoms. Then there’s headaches and heat coming from the top of your head and your ears.
I include this one is scary because often people will think “something is seriously wrong with me,” because that’s not something people commonly say that they have. There’s trouble swallowing, and this can be a y, and this is not necessarily your throat closing, which you could see with a severe allergic reaction. It’s usually more of just a lump in your throat when you swallow, and then there’s cloudy, blurry, or tunnel vision.
Usually, anything visual can be quite frightening and not something you associate with anxiety, but it can be anxiety. So think of these physical symptoms as similar to what you would feel if a bear broke into your house and growled at you and stood on its hind legs. You’d probably feel your heart pounding, and you may even feel like you’re just going to collapse and all kinds of other things.
Well, think about it, people with anxiety can feel this way all the time, even when they’re sitting on a be;ach on vacation. With these symptoms, you don’t have to have a trigger or reason to feel anxious; it can just come upon you. Keep in mind all of these symptoms can be a part of another medical disorder, so you always want to see your doctor make sure that something else isn’t going on before you assume it’s anxiety.
In other words, if you’ve never had these symptoms before and now you start having them, medical problems should be ruled out first before someone concludes its anxiety. What if it is an anxiety disorder? There are therapy options and or medication, natural remedy options. How you treat it depends on the severity and the type of symptoms that you have.
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