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Physical Anxiety Symptoms - what do you experience?

Laurels

Laurels

Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2019
Messages
15
Location
Romania
When I'm anxious I experience
Face numbness , my face tenses up very bad which is the worst
Stomach pains
Shortness of breath
I get a sudden wave of energy/agitation
Body soreness
Palpitations and chest pains
Tingling in my legs
Intrusive thoughts
Twitching and insomnia
 
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Elly123

New member
Joined
Apr 2, 2019
Messages
2
Location
Lancashire
my symptoms are -
dry mouth
fast heart rate
irritable
nausea
the urge to go loo
upset tummy - which is the worst

really the only symptom stopping me doin things is my stomach wanting to explode. (bit like nervous dirreah feeling)
Me too. Scared to go out of the house in case there are no loos, makes my anxiety a whole lot worse.
 
littlemachines

littlemachines

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Mar 28, 2019
Messages
48
Location
USA
oh boy i have a lot, but just to name some of them:

- chest pain, sometimes a stabbing pain, other times more like a squeezing/tight feeling in my chest
- shortness of breath, hyperventilating
- fatigue
- insomnia
- headaches
- blurry vision or other visual disturbances i.e. feeling like the world is getting darker/brighter or more “flat” around me...? it’s a bit hard to describe
- heart palpitations
- dizziness and lightheadedness
- stomach pain and acid reflux
 
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Geo

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May 3, 2019
Messages
9
Location
Staten island
Hey,

I'd like to find out what all physical symptoms you other anxiety sufferers have??

If there is already a post like this, then i apologise :(

Anyway, the reason that i am asking is that i experience various physical symptoms on a regular/constant basis. I am waiting to see the neurologist just to rule out any other cause of my symptoms, however i have a feeling that it will come back normal and i will be told its all in my head!!!

To start my symptom list is:

Dizziness/lightheaded
Problems with balance
Headaches
Blurry vision/double vision
Facial numbness
Palpitations
Chest and arm pain
Choking feeling/cant swallow
Pelvic pain
Tightness around rib cage - like a band crushing you
Numbness in legs and feet
Twitches
Tingling or crawling sensations
Pins and needles

Damn i didn't realise i had so many. They are not all present all the time but i would say that i experience most of a daily basis.

I used to experience severe panic attacks, but now i just have this elevated anxiety level! :unsure:

Thanks

Cas x :grouphug:
Hello,
Nervousness
Feeling out of it
Lightheaded
Ringing in ears
Sensitive to sound
Wobbly legs
Pounding heart
Blurry vision
Burning skin ( sometimes)
Constant worry that something is wrong with me (medically)
Tension in face
Feel uncomfortable talking to people
Feel like I’m just gonna hit the ground
Sleep problems (some times)
Shakey
In a fog
Anybody else feel like this?
 
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Kepler1000

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Joined
Feb 10, 2019
Messages
5
Location
Kent
I tend to have the thing where I am literally losing my mind and I just need to also get somewhere
 
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sal_stewart

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Joined
May 17, 2019
Messages
9
Location
Glendale, AZ
GAD here, Palpitating, nausea filled tremors are common with me and general feeling of disgust. 🤮
 
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Lorcos

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Joined
May 31, 2019
Messages
65
Location
USA
Loss of appetite
Heart palpitations
Restless legs
Agititation
Sweating
 
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Tinca

New member
Joined
May 31, 2019
Messages
4
Location
United kingdom
Has anyone been prescribed Duloxetine for anxiety and depression and how well did it help and how long to start working.
Thank you for any advice on this.
 
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JasonR28

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Joined
Apr 8, 2014
Messages
140
It happens for no known reason. I just feel the symptoms all the time especially when out and about. It's like the whole world overwhelms me, with the fast pace of things and I can't manage all the variables.

- Eyes feeling 'heavy' (Mostly happens when forcing myself to make eye contact as it's never natural for me. Kind of a burning around just under my eyes. There's uncontrollable urge to break the eye contact).

- Brain fog. Possibly one of the worst symptoms. I struggle to process things instantly which is essential during conversations. The best way I can describe it is it's like I haven't heard what someone said, when actually I did hear but I can't process it to respond to them. I have many pre-rehearsed lines that are hardwired into my head, but if it falls outside those lines, all I can do is laugh nervously or just agree with them.

- Fast movements. This always happens. Speaking fast, sharp, jumpy movements, unable to just stay still. Unfortunately a lot of times this has been wrongly mistaken by people as me being on drugs.

- Hand tremors. This is a PITA. I can often hide it by having my hands in my pockets. If I have to pick up a drink in a cup though, it's often tipped all over the floor.

- Sweating

- Cramps in legs. It feels like I've just run a mile when I've only done a 10 minute walk down the road.
 
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