Common symptoms of an anxiety attack.

Did you know that to a certain degree, anxiousness is actually healthy, because it enables the body to react to certain stimuli and causes us to take action and perform better?

As long as the feeling is relative to the situation or problem at hand, it is perfectly normal.  However, when anxiety gets severe, chronic and irrational, you might already have an anxiety disorder and experience episodes of anxiety attacks.

Common symptoms include:

The fear of going crazy

Sometimes when a person is under tremendous pressure they may feel as if they are going crazy. This is even more evident during time of an anxiety attack.  If this has ever happened to you I want to assure you that there is very little possibility that you are really going crazy. It is far more likely that you are not going crazy and it is only a symptom that you are experiencing.

How can I be so sure?

Because going crazy is not a conscious act and people who are suffering from mental illnesses don’t even know that they have one.  Again, if you are experiencing excessive fear or irrational thoughts, you are not going crazy.

Dry mouth

This is another common symptom and is a natural occurrence during and anxiety attack. To counter dry mouth just sip on water or try a piece of hard candy to stimulate the production of saliva.

Shaking and shivering

These  are two necessary functions that your body uses to keep your temperature normal. When body temperature drops from normal, the muscles spasmodically contract, creating friction between muscles and body tissues, thus increasing the body temperature. During anxiety attacks, shaking and shivering is normal.

Heart palpitations

These are also common during an attack. You may feel like your heart is missing beats. This is caused by the release of adrenaline into the bloodstream. This is perfectly normal and can’t cause damage to your physical well being. However, it can cause discomfort and lead to more severe symptoms if you don’t learn how to control your attacks.

Body pain

Feeling pain in your neck, shoulders, jaw, mouth and stomach, as well as having a headache is also common. When the body is under stress, parts of the body usually get tense, which results in pain. Do your best to try and relax if this occurs.

Chest pain

This is a normal body reaction to an anxiety attack because of muscle tension. Sometimes, chest pain is misinterpreted as a heart attack, but it is important to identify from one another as the latter can be deadly.

Shortness of breath

This is the most distressing symptom of anxiety attack. It feels like your chest can’t  expand to take in the necessary air that your body needs. If you experience this there are three important points that you should remind yourself of and that is that you will not suffocate, stop breathing or pass out. This is a temporary symptom of your anxiety attack.

Feeling detached

This symptom of an anxiety attack alters the way you experience yourself and the way you see reality. It makes you feel like everything around you is a dream, foggy or unreal.

While recognizing the signs and treatment for anxiety doesn’t require you to understand the workings of the human body. What it does require is awareness on each of the symptoms and the effects that they may have when they are ignored.  Please be aware that different people manifest different symptoms and behaviours when experiencing an anxiety attack. The intensity of the symptoms differs as well and may appear different with every attack.

If you experience effects that last well after the attack has passed it is important to consult a health professional, so that you can be sure that there aren’t any other underlying conditions that you should be aware of.  Understanding anxiety is the first step towards controlling the effect that it has on your life, so do your best to learn everything.

Had enough of anxiety?

But if you have had enough of anxiety messing up your life; and you are ready to be free of anxiety forever; to have a life where you wake up each morning feeling excited and ful of enthusiasm about what you are can create for yourself ; where your life is one of:-

  •   Complete balance and harmony in your love life and your professional life.
  •   Emotional Freedom to feel at peace, calm and in control embracing who you are.
  •   Claiming and owning your personal power and;
  •   Believing and trusting in a limitless future.

Then why not book your free Anxiety Assessment Breakthrough today.

About Sandy Hounsell

My speciality is turning your pain into power...

Since 2001 I have been helping transform women’s and men’s lives in healing the trauma experienced through abuse, by dissolving the root cause and the manifestation of those experiences like unhealthy relationships, anxiety, depression, self sabotaging behaviours, repetitive patterns that has disconnected you, from the Real You...Read More >

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