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Anxiety Symptoms, Anxiety Attack Symptoms

There are over 100 anxiety and anxiety attack symptoms, including the following:
  • Dizziness
  • Trembling
  • Feelings of nervousness, fear, and panic
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart palpitations
  • Inability to rest
  • Sleep problems

There are a great many more. For a comprehensive list of anxiety symptoms, see below.

Anxiety symptoms are actually symptoms of stress. They are referred to as anxiety symptoms because behaving in an overly apprehensive manner (which creates anxiety) is the main source of the stress that causes the body to become overly stressed. An overly stressed body can exhibit symptoms of stress. In other words, anxiety stresses the body, and a body that becomes overly stressed can become symptomatic.

Because each person is somewhat chemically unique, the type, number, intensity, duration, and frequency of anxiety symptoms will vary from person to person. For example, one person might have just one mild anxiety symptom, whereas another person might have every anxiety symptom and to great severity. All combinations and variations in between are common.



Chapter 9 in the member's area of our website is our Symptoms Section. Chapter 9 includes all anxiety symptoms (not just those listed below), including in depth descriptions about how each symptom feels, what causes each symptom, what you can do to eliminate each symptom, and how prevalent each anxiety symptom is (the percentage of people who experience each symptom).

Anxiety symptoms listing:

Body (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with the body in general):

Chest (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with the chest area):

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

Fears (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with fear):

Head (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with the head):

Hearing/Ear(s) (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with hearing):

Mind (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with the mind and thinking):

Mood / Emotions (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with mood, emotions, and feelings):

  • Always feeling angry and lack of patience
  • Depersonalization
  • Depression
  • 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):

Skin (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with the skin):

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):

Touch (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with touch):

Other 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

NOTE: Each anxiety symptom described and explained––why they appear and what we can do to eliminate them––in the Anxiety Symptoms Listing section (Chapter 9) in the members area.

These are some of the more common anxiety symptoms. This list isn't exhaustive.

More information on Anxiety, Anxiety Attacks and Anxiety Disorders.

NOTE: It's wise to discuss all new, changing, and persistent symptoms with your doctor to ensure that they are not being caused by some other medical condition, since there are many medical conditions that can cause anxiety- and stress-like symptoms. If your doctor has attributed your symptoms to stress and anxiety, you can feel confident that your doctor's diagnosis is correct. If you aren't confident in your doctor's assessment, you may want to seek a second and even third opinion. This way, you can feel confident that nothing more serious is causing your symptoms.

Anxiety symptoms can range in number, intensity, and frequency, with each person experiencing their unique set of anxiety symptoms.

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