High Anx Symptoms

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Hi all

I thought it might be useful if we could list what happens to us when our various forms of anxiety and depression kick in. Thought it might help to reassure ourselves, and a guide for newcomers?

Ill start off, when my anxiety is high i often feel:

Excessively hot

Skin prickling



Dizzy/Off balance

Dry mouth

Nausea - then when eating full very quickly

Need the toilet a lot

Stomach problems

Then if things are really extreme my health anxiety kicks in, then I will think i must have any number of diseases or ailments (which in my head i know i dont!). This is then complicated when the usual anx symptoms kick in - these get associated to whatever it is think i have and so on

Any of this sound familiar to anyone?

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    Hello jmcg

    Yes, the above list is pretty comprehensive.....all classic symptoms!

    Other things I could add are:

    Burning skin sensation (like sunburn, but no redness) mostly during the night, which wakes me up.

    Butterflies/churning in the stomach

    After a prolonged year of anxiety (caused by an outside source) I now get pins and needles in my hands, legs and feet (plus burning on the soles of feet).

    Although better from the detachment (depersonalisation) and some of the anxiety (the outside source has been removed) I get very tired, restless nights with weird dreams, However, I am now trying to move forward, having been a lifelong sufferer every few years or so. I do rely on Fluoxetine as a regular med.

    Any more symptoms, anyone? I bet there are!

    Keep smiling!

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    all sounds quite familiar from everyone - i too used to get a lot of nightmares Lady, not so much now - for some reason as my anxiety has got worse, the nightmares have got less
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    I would say palpitations and all the heart stuff is the worst for me. It makes me worry about dying on the spot all the time.
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    I hate the brain fog just don't seem to be awake,or part of life,I do know all what's going but feel so lethargic and tired all the time and the headaches, But there something different every day.

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    there is joan thats true, always a new "something" to wind us up more. currently i feel sick to my stomach, really feel unwell - but iknow its the anx as my anx has been really high lately
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    All of the these systems I have daily I stopped going out etc I saw a doctor today and got some beta blockers and anti depressions started taking bet at blockers and anti depression today and so far I feel little less up tight and stressed my heart has slowed down for sure x
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