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So i did some googling this morning for anxiety symptoms & found a forum someone had found an anxiety website and copy and pasted the symptoms. I was speechless reading them the list well well over 100 symptoms and they were just the most common. But what really got me was the fact that all the anxiety symptoms mimic terminal or serious health problems , i felt at ease so quickly when i realised that actually yeah it could be a serious illness but considering i have had severe health anxiety since my dad past away suddenly in early december anxiety IS the cause. Now although im not feeling 100% confident no one with anxiety does until they really kick its arse i feel a great sense of calm & im ready for the day to chuck at me what ever it will i go on holiday with my 4 children & partner on monday for 5 days im determined that this will pass just as it has done before and i WILL enjoy my holiday!!! If anyone would like to see the anxiety symptoms i will copy & paste them xx

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    I know right, I could not believe that anxiety had all these symptoms. At first I was so sure there was something wrong with me until I saw a website that listed the effects of anxiety n then thought actually no, there's nothing wrong with me. Anxiety is a horrible thing. I am still trying to sort mine but I know I will soon. Just keep focused. Together we can kick its butt 😜
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    Ok i will post when i can get to my pc :-) and the list is mad!!! I actually felt really silly while reading them and though ive had that before and convinced myself it was a blood clot !! Anxiety really can manifest itself in so many ways , i was told at my first lot of CBT that the mind & body connection is very very powerful which does explain why when u read say someone has died or you google a illness your mind takes the info in and then your body creates the symptoms . Im lucky ive been given a second lot of CBT sessions which i start after my holiday as when i had the first lot my dad had only been dead for 2 weeks so i was no where near ready to do any sort of thought changing or anything , i still also havent grieved for my dead old dad havent had the time so i feel that if i can allow myself to grieve or if the CBT will help me maybe i can finally get over this horrible anxiety , yeah even after i have beat it i will proberly have a few panicky days here and there but i can deal with that :-) ...
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    Have sent you a message alex with the symptoms Hope it helps you like it has me and jojo smile
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    For anyone else that wants a look : 

    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


    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 vomiting

    Neck, back, shoulder pain, tightness/stiffness

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

    No energy, feeling lethargic, tired


    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


    Trembling, shaking, tremors


    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 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



    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




    Difficulty concentrating, short-term memory loss

    Difficulty thinking, speaking, forming thoughts, following conversations


    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



    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


    Constant craving for sugar or sweets



    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


    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 vomiting

    Nausea or abdominal stress


    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


    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 commonly associated with the skin)Burning skin sensations, skin sensitivity


    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 wrongTouch (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with touch)Burning skin sensations, skin sensitivity

    Feeling cold or chilled


    Numbness tingling, numbness and tingling


    Tingling, pins and needles feelingsOther 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.


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    Wow! Very interesting. I have thought I've been ill for 18 months with a lump in my throat and a numbness in my right face, arm and leg. I have realised its down to anxiety, but I need to know how to stop it can anybody help?

    I suffer with health anxiety this will stop me worrying for a short period but it will come back and I will think the same things again. I am also scared of getting older and things happening to me.

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