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Topic: what physical feelings of anxiety do you get?

  1. M1ssjess89
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    27 March 2020 in reply to CalmCat
    Hey Doz,
    I did tell him about my hand. I got CT scans done today of my back and head. But he still just thinks it's all my anxiety. I just feel like I'm always in panic mode so getting all kinds of different weird stuff happening.
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  2. Sea Pearl
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    28 March 2020 in reply to blondguy
    The stress symptoms I have:

    Skin disorders

    Hormonal disorders

    Weight gain

    Shingles

    The list goes on... .

    I'm sorry that this isn't fitting into the thread blondguy but this is my first post on BB !!

    Sea Pearl 😉

    I dream of a sea where I'm not scared to swim ... .
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  3. blondguy
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    30 March 2020 in reply to Sea Pearl

    Hi Sea Pearl

    Thankyou for contributing to the discussion and Welcome :-)

    I am only a temporary poster on this thread topic as it was written by Annabay last October...I have only taken an interest in this thread topic as I have had a few decades of experience with chronic anxiety/depression and just trying to help out

    Your input is just as valued as mine or anyone else's on the forums! Great to have you as part of the Beyond Blue forum family Sea Pearl :-)

    my kind thoughts....I hope you can stick around

    Paul

  4. Ace1988
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    3 April 2020

    Hi guys,

    long time anxiety sufferer, short time poster..

    Seems that I’ve recently acquired a new symptom, numb legs and feet... is this a common anxiety symptom?

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    3 April 2020 in reply to Ace1988

    Hi Ace1988

    Thankyou for having the courage to post! Nice1 :-)

    Ive had anxiety on and off for 37 years and it can manifest itself in so many ways...numb legs and feet....It sounds familiar as I used to sit in boardrooms and in a company car for a while and felt the same feelings

    Does your career/job involve sitting for long periods? Its difficult to say as I dont know the levels of anxiety that you have been experiencing

    The forums are a rock solid safe place for you to post Ace and great to have you as part of the forum family too!

    Paul

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  6. Ace1988
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    3 April 2020 in reply to blondguy

    Hi Paul! Thanks for the super fast reply :)

    my job involves me standing a lot of the time actually, but due to this covid stuff I’m not working at the moment...
    I haven’t had any anxiety feelings for a long time but tonight, whilst I was taking a relaxing bath of all things, my anxiety spiked and I felt horrid! But the new symptom of numb legs and feet has thrown me and of course, it’s all I can think about and dwell on. I have no doubt it’s probably nothing, but as you know, the mind plays tricks on us.
    my legs are still feeling strange, and feel hot, not to touch, but they feel hot. I’m not sure if that makes sense...

    thanks,

    stace

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    3 April 2020 in reply to Ace1988

    Hi Stace!..No worries at all :-)

    If we didnt have new members like yourself on the forums they would cease to exist...so thankyou again!

    You have partially answered you own question when you mentioned you are currently not working....and I am very sorry this has happened to you..This is a seriously crappy time we are going through...

    I remember having numb legs when my anxiety was all over the place...as you know anxiety usually strikes our digestive system first yet can represent anywhere in our system as well

    Adrenaline flow can also effect our system when we experience anxiety....some people have the numb and hot sensations...some people shake a lot....grind their teeth....night sweats...etc etc

    If it has a negative affect on your ability to walk or stand it requires our GP...as you know...I hope that you are doing reasonably well otherwise Stace as you have been through a tough time with work and coping with this blasted coronavirus...

    you are very welcome to start your own thread topic too....if you want to..I know you are not alone Stace!

    my kindest

    Paul

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  8. DepressedJess
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    3 April 2020 in reply to annabay

    Anxiety can be different for everyone...

    my anxiety makes me physically sick I also have uncontrollable shaking and trembling also tiredness and even difficulty breathing to the point I pass out it’s not fun these symptoms can last minute to hours.

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  9. CalmCat
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    4 April 2020 in reply to blondguy

    Thanks for sharing guys.

    I get a burst of anxiety that lasts about 1 or 2 days once every 10-12 days.

    When it hits I can get a frozen mind, dry mouth, to nervous to speak with others and I also get breakthrough paranoia.

    I try and not let these symptoms rule my life, and they don't. Day-by-day they're going away, I just have to look after my mental health and do what else is required.

    I'm getting better, and am much improved than I once was.

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  10. Koby16
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    4 April 2020
    I have had anxiety for as long as I can remember to point I can no longer really tell what is anxiety or not. I have upset stomachs all the time, headaches, chest pain, fatigue, bloating, stomach cramps...and I don't know if it's in my head or something more. My head tells me it's my anxiety, but it happens so often now it takes over my life. Does anyone experience something similar?
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  11. Jill G
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    4 April 2020 in reply to DepressedJess

    Hi Depressed Jess

    I definitely know how it feels to feel physically sick ...l had dry reaching for many many months every morning it was awful. Thankfully it slowly got better...occasionally l still feel nauseous. I just tried to accept the symptoms and not fear them as much. I always have been trying to overcome dizziness/ vertigo which l got 16 months ago ..l believe my anxiety stemmed from this.....my head feels heavy alot of the time....have you experienced this symptom

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  12. blondguy
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    5 April 2020 in reply to DepressedJess

    Hi Jess....this is an awful place to be in....the trembling hands are very familiar to me even though I understand its adrenaline working overtime....Thankyou so much for being a part of the Beyond Blue forum family especially in this difficult period we are going through with Covid-19...ugh!

    Hi Doz86....thankyou for your take on anxiety symptoms! Like DepressedJess mentioned...everyone has varying levels of anxiety....This isnt my thread topic....Annabay wrote this back in October last year and its a great thread topic....I am just jumping in when I can to share my 37 years of this awful set of symptoms

    Hi Koby16....Thankyou for being a part of Annabays thread topic! I understand the symptoms you have posted and yes they are awful to have...If you have a look at the heaps of members that have posted above...including my own symptoms..you are not alone Koby16

    Hey JillG....Thankyou for your super caring support on the forums and especially jumping in and providing Jess with the TLC you have!

    Just as per my own 'lived' experience...' if our anxiety symptoms start to effect our day to day well being and ability to function (whether at work...school....or our personal lives) on a day to day basis....Its time to call our GP and have a vent/talk about how we are feeling.

    thankyou amazing people!

    Paul

  13. Ace1988
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    6 April 2020 in reply to blondguy

    Thanks Paul,

    I find your kind words very soothing to read. It’s a tough time for so many at the moment. As long as we are healthy and looking after ourselves physically and mentally, that’s all that matters until this blows over.

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  14. holly13
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    6 April 2020

    My main symptom of anxiety is feeling sick/nauseous all the time. For the longest time, I thought it was a gastro related condition, but it happens even if I eat super bland food...I just start feeling so sick and it can last for ages. And because I have a super intense phobia of vomit, feeling sick all the time just makes my anxiety even worse so it becomes a really vicious cycle.

    I also often experience feeling super spacey and disconnected, like I'm not actually present, which can make it hard to focus. I also commonly experience shortness of breath and twitching legs, most often when I'm on the verge of a panic attack.

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    7 April 2020 in reply to Ace1988

    Hi Ace1988

    Hi Stace...Thankyou so much for your super (complimentary) post! You just made my day :-)

    Ace1988 mentioned "As long as we are healthy and looking after ourselves physically and mentally, that’s all that matters until this blows over"

    my kindest

    Paul

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  16. Ace1988
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    7 April 2020 in reply to blondguy

    My pleasure Paul,

    These threads have been a lifesaver in this lonely Covid world. Ever have that feeling of being surround by people but feeling so lonely? It’s a strange one! But so real. Lately the loneliness has been agressive.

    Stace :)

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    7 April 2020 in reply to Ace1988

    Absolutely Ace1988 (Stace) New Members are always welcome to post on Annabays thread too :-)

    These are very tough times...and yes lonely too...I hear you loud and clear there Stace....This has never happened before and even as a volunteer on Beyond Blue its new ground.....

    Please be gentle to yourself

    Paul

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  18. Goingmad
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    11 April 2020 in reply to SilvaLady
    Hi i have same issues with bowel. When I'm feeling fine bowel issues are normal but when anxious bowel movements are not the same then i start to think do i have bowel cancer which makes me more anxious
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  19. Siennam
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    11 April 2020

    Hey,

    I usually experience a really bad feeling in my chest that feels like I'm about to collapse. It gets very hard to breathe and I become disoriented, restless and barely functional. I can't talk to people properly and I am not myself. I usually get anxiety when something is coming up that i dont know what to expect from. It isnt regular, but when it happens it can last for weeks. I can barely even go to school.

    hope everyones is coping well in this time and happy easter x

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    11 April 2020 in reply to Goingmad

    Hi Everyone! and thankyou for being a part of Annabays great thread topic :-)

    Hello Goingmad....You are not alone with the bowel movements..ugh....Our digestive system is the most sympathetic to stress or low level anxiety issues and its a frustrating symptom to have..I understand you!

    Hello Siennam....thankyou for posting and being a part of Annabays discussion too! The tight breathing..restlessness and feeling disorientated are common symptoms of stress and low levels of anxiety....I hope that you can see your school counsellor and have a chat..or start your own thread here...You are not alone

    Thankyou for your kind wishes Siennam....Happy Easter :-)

    my kind thoughts.....Paul

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  21. Goingmad
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    12 April 2020 in reply to blondguy
    Thanks blondguy for reply it is very annoying having these thoughts about bowel issues which my system seems to be working fine except brain keeps telling me do you need to go. I know if anxiety is under control i can shrug off the thought but when anxiety hits me the thought is there most of the time. Very frustrating
  22. Blufftuff
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    13 April 2020 in reply to Goingmad

    Hello Goingmad,

    I have carefully read your posts and of course blondguys response and it seems he is very passionate about helping people going through anxiety,

    having gone through it multiple times myself I only wish I had someone like blondguy helping me through this.

    you are in good hands

    look forward to seeing more threads

    take care and all the best

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  23. Ace1988
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    13 April 2020

    Does anyone else have new symptoms pop up frequently? I have found that once I get my head around a symptom and realise that it I anxiety related, I’m fine for a couple of months, and then suddenly a new one will show up... currently it’s shortness of breath and feeling of a lump in my throat.
    its such a crappy feeling! It’s worrying and the feeling is one that I feel I can’t control. On top of that is stomach problems... as discussed below, now I can sympathise with those that do have gastrointestinal issues relating to anxiety... holy sh*t! (Pardon the pun)

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    13 April 2020 in reply to Goingmad

    Hi Goingmad.....(I dont think you are!)

    No worries...our bowel movements can actually let us know when we are stressed/anxious.....and sure its a difficult symptom yet very common to have...as you have noticed in many of the posts above.....and I understand this is a huge thread to read through. Sometimes we can learn from these awful symptoms....Of course seeing your GP is always a good move if the symptoms continue

    Hi Blufftuff.....thankyou for your super caring post :-) This is my 37th year with decreasing levels of stress/anxiety yet I also have the same occasional symptom too...I hope you can stick around the forums BT...you are always welcome to provide support to people on the forums if you are comfortable doing so (only if you wish to!)

    we are here and listening...

    Paul

  25. blondguy
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    26 April 2020 in reply to Blufftuff

    Does anyone have new or old symptoms of anxiety occurring during the current social distancing guidelines?

    Thankyou Annabay for the excellent thread topic...Paul

  26. Kim78
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    26 April 2020

    Hi

    I feel like I want to be sick / dry retching, which can last for a long time. I need to go to the toilet a lot more.

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    26 April 2020 in reply to Kim78

    Hi Kim78

    Thankyou for being a part of the discussion on these awful symptoms

    I also have the frequent toilet habits when I am going through a anxious/stressful time too. You are not alone at all....Whenever you get some spare time, have a sticky at the posts on this thread. There are heaps of people that also require frequent visits to the toilet too! I have heard about the nausea before with the dry retching...that would be awful...I hope you can run this by your GP Kim78 :-)

    Our digestive system can be the most sympathetic to any level of anxiety or stress..You are not alone Kim78

    my kind thoughts....Paul

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  28. Ca8
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    30 April 2020

    Hello everyone

    My symptoms are aligned with a panic attack. Nervousness, hot flushes, feeling I might vomit and just all over PANIC.. I feel this when I am in a situation I feel "trapped in". Currently working from home and recently fell into a bit of a sad overthinking state. Worrying about everything and all the "what ifs" im even starting to create doubts about my long term relationship. Which just seems crazy but I cant get the bad thoughts to go away.

    Going to the doctor next week to discuss these feelings. Hopefully will have a good outcome

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  29. user-beyondblue_forum
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    30 April 2020 in reply to annabay

    Hi Annabay,

    Really embarrassingly, I get these kind of thought blocks. so I stop thinking  and so I appear really stupid. Which just makes it all worse. and then after the anxiety goes down, I stew on how embarrassing it is and that makes me more anxious in social situations. I have social anxiety.

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    1 May 2020 in reply to Ca8

    Hi Ca8...Welcome and and thankyou for your post too! Working from home in this difficult time is hard work Ca8 as we are used to a more structured workplace...and yes we can overthink sometimes for sure ..There is nothing crazy about your thinking at all Ca8...If you wish to discuss your relationship your are always welcome to post your own thread as there are many super gentle people that can provide support! You are seriously proactive for seeing your doc....You have everything to gain and nothing to lose Ca8

    Hi user-beyondblue_forum....Great to have you on the forums and thankyou for your post too! There is nothing embarrassing about having 'thought blocks' as they are very common to have...me included. I understand you when you mentioned having social anxiety as I also have the same thoughts too and they can be a pain!

    Just a friendly note...The forums are a safe and non judgemental place for anyone to post :-)

    my kind thoughts......Paul

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