Over 100 symptoms associated with Anxiety

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Hello ladies!

I have been feeling dreadful all day today, like I was coming down with a bug. I did some googling and found this search. I hope it helps you as much as it helped me realize what is considered anxiety. The symptoms that we experience are caused by our plunging hormones but this list lets us know what symptoms are associated with our nervous system and manifests itself as a form of anxiety. It's pretty interesting to say the least.

Anxiety Symptoms

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Body Anxiety Symptoms:

Allergy and anxiety

Allergies and anxiety

Allergy problems, increase in allergies (number, sensitivity, reactions, lengthier reactions)

Anxiety cough

Asthma and anxiety

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

Body shakes

Body trembling, shaking, anxiety symptoms

Body tremors

Body temperature increase or decrease, change in body temperature

Brain zaps

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 anxiety symptoms

Chest pains anxiety symptoms

Chest tightness feeling


Choking feeling in throat

Chronic Fatigue, exhaustion, super tired, worn out

Chronic pain and anxiety

Clumsiness, feeling clumsy, co-ordination problems with the limbs or body

Cold chills, feeling cold all the time

Cold flashes, flash

Cold hands and feet

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 dropping sensation

Feeling faint

Feel ill and sick, yet can't describe how you feel but that you feel ill in some way

Feel like you are going to pass out

Feel cold, chilly, cold all the time

Feel wrong, different, foreign, odd, or strange

Feels like floor is moving, swaying

Flu-like symptoms, feel sick or ill, feel like you are coming down with the flu

Flushed face, red face, flushed skin

Frequent urination

Frequent urination at night

Frequent urination in men

Hair loss, hair is thinning, or clumps of hair are falling out, balding

Headaches, migraine headaches, anxiety headaches

Head and Brain Zaps

Head and brain zaps - medication causes

Heart palpitations, racing heart

Hot flash, flashes

Hyperactivity, excess energy, nervous energy

Hypersensitivity; super sensitive nerves, hearing, touch, tastes

Increased or decreased sex drive

Infection - increased infections, persistent infection

Motion sickness feeling

Mouth or throat clicking or grating sound/noise when you move your mouth or jaw, such as when talking

Muscle tension, stiffness, aches, pains

Muscles that vibrate, jitter, tremor, or shake when used

Muscle twitching

Muscle weakness


Nausea vomiting

Neck, back, shoulder tension and stiffness

Neck tension

Nervous cough

Night sweats, waking up in a sweat, profusely sweating at night, anxiety night sweats

No energy, feeling lethargic, tired, exhausted, chronic fatigue

Numb tinging hands


Numbness tingling, numbness and tingling

Numbness and tingling fingers

Numbness and tingling, and other skin sensations on hands, feet, face, head, or any other places on the body

Pins and needles: all over, in the hands and feet, fingers, left arm, etc.

Pounding heart, heart feels like it is beating too hard

Pulsing or throbbing muscles. Pulsing or throbbing sensation

Racing heart, heart palpitations

Red skin, skin looks like or is turning red

Rib or rib cage tightness, pressure, or feeling like a tight band around the rib cage

Sexual Dysfunction, sexual uninterest

Shaking anxiety feelings

Shooting pains anxiety symptoms

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, headaches, neck tension

Startle easily

Sweating, profuse, excessive, uncontrollable sweating

The floor feels like it is moving either down or up, swaying

Tightness in the ribs or rib cage area, may also feel like a tight band around the ribs or rib cage area.

Tingling numb hands

Tingling, tingly, pins and needles 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


Trembling, shaking, tremors


Unsteadiness, dizziness, feeling dizzy or lightheaded

Urgency to urinate, sudden urge to go to the washroom, sudden urge to pee

Warm spells

Weak - feel weak, weakness, low energy, light, soft, like you may faint

Weak legs, arms, or muscles

Weak limbs/extremities

Weight gain; sudden weight gain

Weight loss; sudden weight loss

Chest Anxiety Symptoms:

Anxiety Chest Tremors feelings symptoms

Anxiety Cough

Asthma symptoms and attacks

Chest pain anxiety symptoms

Chest pains anxiety symptoms

Chest tightness anxiety symptoms

Esophageal spasms

Heart attack or anxiety attack (panic attack)

Heart Palpitations

Feel like you have to force yourself to breathe

Find it hard to breath, feeling smothered

Excessive yawning anxiety

Nervous Cough

Out of breath anxiety

Racing Heart

Rib or rib cage tightness, pressure, or feeling like a tight band around the rib cage

Shooting chest pains anxiety symptoms

Shortness of breath

Short of breath stress symptoms

Shooting sharp stabbing pains in the chest

Tightness, pressue, fullness, pain in the chest

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

Fears Anxiety Symptoms:

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

Feeling afraid all the time

Heightened self awareness, or self-consciousness

Need to find nearest washrooms before you can feel comfortable

Need to seat near exits

Head Anxiety Symptoms (associated with the head):

Anxiety headaches, migraines headaches

Brain fog

Burning, itchy, tight scalp

Dizziness or light-headedness

Frequent headaches, migraine headaches

Feeling like there is a tight band around your head, pressure, tightness

Hair loss, hair is thinning, or clumps of hair are falling out

Having a humming, droning, rumbling, throbbing, vibrating-like, hissing, fizzing, or other types of sounds in your head

Headaches, migraines

Head, neck or shoulder tightness, stiffness, or pain

Head zaps, head tremors. brain zaps



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

Tingling in 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 Anxiety Symptoms (associated with the ears and 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

Having a humming, droning, rumbling, throbbing, vibrating-like, hissing, fizzing, or other types of sounds in your head

Low rumbling sounds

Reduced hearing, frequent or intermittent reduced hearing or deafness in one or both ears

Ringing in the ears

Pulsing in the ears, throbbing sound in the ear(s)

Tickle or itch in your ear that you can't seem to get at

Tinnitus and Anxiety

Heart Anxiety Symptoms (associated with the heart):

Chest pain or discomfort

Chest pains anxiety symptoms

Concern about the heart

Find it hard to breath, feeling smothered, shortness of breath

Frequent yawning to try and catch your breath

Heart attack or anxiety attack (panic attack)

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

Radiating pain in the left shoulder and arm

Shooting chest pains

Shortness of breath

Stabbing pains in the back, fear heart problem

Tight band around the chest, fear heart problem

You can find out if you are having a heart attack or anxiety attack (panic attack)

Mind Anxiety Symptoms (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




Difficulty concentrating, short-term memory loss

Difficulty speaking

Difficulty thinking


Easily distracted

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

Memory loss

Nightmares, bad dreams

Obsession about sensations or getting better

Slow motion feeling

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 Symptoms; Emotion Symptoms (associated with mood, emotions, and feelings):

Always feeling angry and lack of patience

Chronic Fatigue Anxiety Symptom, Syndrome



Dramatic mood swings

Emotionally blunted, flat, or numb

Emotions feel numb; emotionally 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

Irritability, irritated, easily annoyed

Mood swings

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, and Digestive System Anxiety Symptoms (associated with the mouth, stomach, and digestive system):

Bad taste in the mouth and anxiety

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

Burping, belching, frequent or excessive burping and belching, gas

Burning tongue, feeling like your tongue is burning, or tingling, or like pins and needles


Constant craving for sugar or sweets

Constant lump in the throat feeling



Difficulty swallowing

Difficulty talking, pronouncing certain letters or sounds, mouth feels like it isn't moving right, slurred speech

Dry mouth

Esophageal spasms

Feeling like you can't swallow properly or that something will get caught in your throat

Feeling like your tongue is swollen


Lack of appetite, Loss of appetite

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 vomiting

Nausea or abdominal stress

Nervous stomach

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


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


Skin Anxiety Symptoms (anxiety symptoms associated with the skin):

Burning itching skin (hands, feet, face, lips, etc.)

Burning skin sensations, skin sensitivity

Itching burning skin but no rash


Numbness tingling, numbness and tingling

Red skin, looks like your skin is red or turning red for no reason

Skin problems, infections, rashes

Sleep Anxiety Symptoms (anxiety symptoms associated with sleep and sleep problems):

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 (anxiety symptoms associated with the eyes and 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

Eye problems vision symptoms

Eyes sensitive to light

Spots in the vision

Flashing lights when eyes are closed

Your depth perception feels wrong

Touch Anxiety Symptoms (anxiety symptoms associated with the sense of touch):

Burning skin sensations, skin sensitivity

Feeling cold or chilled


Numbness tingling, numbness and tingling


Pins and needles: all over, in the hands and feet, fingers, left arm, etc.

Other anxiety symptoms are often 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, you might also find yourself worrying compulsively about:

Having a heart attack

Having a serious undetected illness

Dying prematurely

Going insane or losing your mind/li>

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

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  • Posted

    Omg I have way too many off these, thank you, makes me feel a whole lot better, sometimes my health anxiety goes through the roof, I will keep this as a reminder. thanks xx
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    Hi sharecerv

    This really helps me for i am loaded with a lot of these anxiety symptoms. You really got it on the nail here when i am anxiious i feel flu like symptoms, i get edgy, i feel like i am going to lose control i just don't want to be a lone and have fears of that and yes it makes it hard to breath properly when i am anxious 

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    • Posted

      Yes. This is how I felt all day--like I had the flu. I was achy and felt lethargic. It was terrible! Then this thought hit me that it was anxiety. I googled symptoms of anxiety and whamo, this list popped up. I couldn't believe how much of this stuff I could actually identify with. At least now I can rest a little easier knowing that these symptoms stem from anxiety. Not that they don't feel real, Lord knows they are very real but it is a relief to know I'm not bonkers or dying of some dreadful disease.
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    Hi hun

    Is inner body trembling a sign of peri anxiety.

    Ive been in perimenopause eight yesrs. Went on AD mirtazapine last November and seemed to take edge off BUT last few weeks anxiety is causing me not to be able to function AGAIN!!!!

    I sometimes think im crazy.

    Please any advice x

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    • Posted

      Michelle ,Im post meno ,I've been this way for just over 8 yrs ,illness brought symptoms back ,not uncommon through illness I've been told ,describing it how you are now ,every day .Not on any meds hoping to get it gone naturally ,not easy by far ,just get through it one day at a time ,it can tapper/ burn itself down ,I've always called it Gyne anxiety ,had this exactly as I did the first time .I knew Jay had found 65 symptoms ,now more ,but the list of many symptoms we can all tick off ,I can for sure .Fed up to my back teeth with it ,who's not .x 
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      Hello Marlene I’ve been on this forum since 2012 when I started in peri. I’m now post meno by 3yrs and like you I’m doing it naturally but it’s really hard.  I’m reading more and more about anxiety and I have now come to the conclusion that many of my symptoms may be due to anxiety as I’ve been through so many tests and no doctor comes up with anything. I did start to have a better year last year and thought I was at last coming to and end but from feb of this year I appear to have gone down hill, I start off with daily sinus type headaches with dizziness and an upset stomach then I get scared of being ill which I think must bring on anxiety, I feel like I could fall forward all the time, I’m clumsy, worry if I’ll get through work, jaunt generally feel so I’ll. I actually when to a go last week as felt so I’ll and sad, he has sent me for a chest scan and blood test and told me not to eat wheat for two weeks then I’ll have another blood test, really don’t know why the chest scan and I don’t think wheat has anything to do with how I feel. Do you ever feel you just can’t cope even when I’m washing up in the evening after making a meal I feel I can’t do this. I’m so tied of not being myself anymore and don’t really know who I am any longer cryfrown . I relate to your post and others and reading that list of anxiety symptoms I have at least 12 of them. Do you work Marlene and how do you get through the bad days. Sending you all a comforting hug xx and thank you 


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    Thank you for posting this,it's helped me realise I'm not going crazy xx
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    • Posted

      I hear that Fudgeybear

      My anxiety has been out of control this week. I feel like im shaking internally constantly its freaking me out big time. My AD doesn't seem to be working right now. I really feel like im losing control. I feel wired but so tired if that makes sense. Wish this wound all end. Ive been in perimenopause eight years. I wonder if I will ever feel normal again sad

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      Hi Michelle,I took mirtizapine for a short time,I had to come off it as it wasn't for me,I got a lot of internal shaking and high anxiety when I came off it.It might worth going to see your doctor.i think I ve been in peri for about six years,i hope we get a break soon 😊xx
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      Still same here ,just wants to stay put ,washes you out ,all Gyne ,and more Gyne ,see how this anxiety really takes over big time ,new names joining on this thread .Good site for info ,feels like Ive been on here foreverrrr .xx
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      Did you have anxiety and internal shakes while you was on them? It seems since ive been diagnosed with aneamia the shaking seems to have got worse. I dont know what to do. Stay on the mirtazapine or come off. Really miserable and on edge constantly this weeksad
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      It could be the anaemia,that's making you feel worse at the momment.Maybe get your iron up and see if that helps calm the anxiety and shaking down.Mirtizapine didn't suit me,it made my memory really bad.and I did start to get shaky and more anxious when I was coming off it,but I am very sensitive to meds. Xxx
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    • Posted

      Yes coming off them would defo make you feel like that. And yes you are probably right about being aneamic making me feel worse.

      You know how it is with this peri health anxiety. Everything is a major issue! !

      Thanks for taking the time to reassure me im very grateful. Hope you have a good night xx

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    • Posted

      Was wondering if anyone had looked into the Gut ,Thyroid ,and Hormones ,as it's the thyroid and gut that governs a lot  plus Anxiety issues .Go take a look at that Sharcerv ,my anxiety high again today ,but it feels as always Gyne hormones evey day .


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