Feel wrong, odd, strange - anxiety symptoms
You, or parts of you, feel wrong, different, foreign, odd, or strange:
You, or parts of you, feel wrong, different, foreign, odd, or strange. It could be your entire being or body, one part of or spot on the body (such as an arm, leg, foot, hand, finger, cheek, lip, tongue, or any other part or spot on the body), or any portion thereof.
This feel wrong, odd, strange symptom can persistently affect one area only, can shift and affect another area or areas, and can migrate all over and affect many areas over and over again.
This feel wrong, odd, strange symptom can come and go rarely, occur frequently, or persist indefinitely. For example, you may feel a pins and needles feeling once in a while and not that often, feel it off and on, or feel it all the time.
This feel wrong, odd, strange symptom may precede, accompany, or follow an escalation of other anxiety sensations and symptoms, or occur by itself.
This feel wrong, odd, strange symptom can precede, accompany, or follow an episode of nervousness, anxiety, fear, and elevated stress, or occur ‘out of the blue’ and for no apparent reason.
This feel wrong, odd, strange symptom can range in intensity from slight, to moderate, to severe. It can also come in waves, where it’s strong one moment and eases off the next.
This feel wrong, odd, strange symptom can change from day to day, and/or from moment to moment.
All of the above combinations and variations are common.
What causes the feel wrong, odd, strange anxiety symptom?
Anxiety causes the body to produce the stress response (also known as the fight or flight response). The stress response stresses the body. When the body becomes overly stressed, which we call stress-response hyperstimulation, the body can exhibit a wide variety of odd and unusual sensations and symptoms. This feel wrong, odd, strange symptom is one of them.
How to get rid of the feel wrong, odd, strange anxiety symptom?
Because this feel wrong, odd, strange symptom is just a symptom of elevated stress, it needn't be a cause for concern. It will subside when you reduce your stress and give your body ample time to calm down. As your body's stress returns to a more normal level, symptoms of stress subside, including the feel wrong, odd, strange anxiety symptom. Therefore, this feel wrong, odd, strange symptom needn't be a cause for concern.
For a more detailed explanation about all anxiety symptoms, including this one, why symptoms can persist long after the stress response has ended, common barriers to recovery and symptom elimination, and more recovery strategies and tips, we have many chapters that address this information in the Recovery Support area of our website.
The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder coach, counselor, or therapist is the most effective way to address anxiety disorder and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed - the underlying factors that motivate apprehensive behavior - a struggle with anxiety disorder can return again and again. Identifying and successfully addressing anxiety's underlying factors is the best way to overcome problematic anxiety.
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Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated October 9, 2018.