3 Signs Of Anxiety You Can’t Ignore 

April 27, 2018

“To Escape Fear You Have To Go Through It Not Around It.”

Anxiety is often regarded as a silent condition. Whenever a sufferer experiences an anxiety attack, there are visible signs. However, there are otherwise no telltale symptoms that can allow a lay person to verify whether or not he/she has anxiety. 

Below are 3 signs of anxiety that you can’t ignore.

1. There is a constant sense of danger, tension, and dread

One of the most prominent signs of anxiety is tension. There are perennial aches in the body and a sense of malaise. You can get a massage or meditate to relax the body, but the subsequent benefits last for just a short duration for most sufferers. 

Anxiety sufferers always tend to feel that something bad is going to occur. Such fear of the future can be completely disruptive to their daily life. The fear is not a medical phobia; it is an overall sensation of uneasiness. Thus, even if anxiety sufferers have something good to look forward to, such as a vacation, they will keep fussing about them being stuck in traffic and missing the plane, losing their luggage, etc.

“Feeling good and joyful is really hard for the anxiety sufferer.”

Anxiety sufferers tend to feel an ever-present danger without any known underlying causes. There is increased nervousness and stress about possible dangers lurking out there. If a bad event occurs in some other town, that event starts dictating how their everyday life is lived! Anxiety sufferers will get suspicious of everything around them, thereby worsening stress, anxiety, and tension.

2. Physical symptoms like insomnia, trembling, and breathlessness 

People with anxiety are usually not able to shut down their brains due to thoughts racing through their minds. In some cases, increased intake of caffeine to quell anxiety may be the cause of sleeplessness. But insomnia is something that affects all anxiety sufferers on a daily basis, irrespective of whether caffeine was consumed or not.

“Sleep problems become difficult to overcome to the point that sufferers actually end up being afraid of those sleepless nights.”

Trembling is another one of the signs of anxiety. It can occur before, during, and after an anxiety attack. It can occasionally occur without any known causes, making the sufferer believe that the body is aware of something which the brain cannot detect. In most cases, trembling is the result of the excess stress exerted by the condition on the body.

Anxiety attacks may be accompanied by shortness of breath, rapid heartbeats, and lightheadedness. There is increased focus by anxiety sufferers on their breathing rate and how additional effort needs to be taken to breathe. Anxiety linked breathlessness can be chronic, or regular, or rare.

3. Feeling of not being in control

The sense of a loss of control can really take a toll on anxiety sufferers. Affected people feel that they cannot do anything other than just sit and be afraid of the future as they have no control over it. Most of us do have this feeling; however, unlike anxiety sufferers who get stuck in the rut, normal people tend to overcome the fear and start moving forward.

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7 comments on “3 Signs Of Anxiety You Can’t Ignore 

  1. Cristina Apr 27, 2018

    This is all very true. How do i overcome the sleepless nights and tension? My neck and shoulders ache from tension. I have calmed down considerably since following all your advice…people are even noticing the better difference in me. Bur how do i change thkae very things lack of sleep breathlessness and tension? Does it just take time? I know you atress patience 😊

    • Sleepless nights mean a good look at your sleep environment and your patterns prior to sleep that may be causing the challenge. Thoughts and pairings in the mind between sleep time need to shifts towards a new perspective.

    • Lauren May 24, 2018

      I know that it is very highly debated, but when I’m really stressed (like finals week at university stressed) I use melatonin as a natural supplement and that helps me to get through the worst of my sleeplessness.

  2. Matthew Aylmer May 11, 2018

    I am matt 28, i had my first panic attack when i was 20. Its been going on ever since. I have had alot of the symtoms. Now its really hard, because i feel like i have got some sort of emotional mental block or my stress response is stuck on permanent.
    Because when i try to calm down and think clear. My mind wont let me. I get a feeling of Dred in my stomach. And i can feel my focus forcing itself on to how i feel.
    Its horrible.

  3. Lauren May 24, 2018

    Usually, I can ignore the symptoms of my anxiety in daily life and dismiss them as simply stress or something else. However, when the symptoms become physical, like #2 was pointing out (breathlessness, trembling, etc.) I know that I need to take a break and recenter myself and lower my anxiety before anything else.