Anxiety Community
23k Members
Avatar universal

Anxiety symptoms

for the past few months i have been suffering from anxiety..taking panic attacks and it has been worse the past few days.

my hands and at times it feels like my whole body is shaking, it can las whole days.
along with this i have a pounding headache that can last hours and sometimes days?

is this just another way of my anxiety showing itself? is there anything i can do or will i simply have to stay calm and let the symptoms pass.

i have on medication for the anxiety and it had helped with my mood and the attacks are not as bad..it's more just a nervous feeling, body shaking and tension headaches..it feels very tight around my neck and back of head.

5 Responses
1673169 tn?1316545530
Maybe you can ask for an increase in the dose of your anxiety meds. They are not helping enough. Yes heaches and everything you are describing is from anxiety.

Sometimes a hot bath helps me relax a little. Also doing special things for myself helps too. Just little things like watching my fav movie or painting my nails. Be kind and patient to yourself as much as you can. You may need to go have a massage done for your poor muscles.
Avatar universal
Never assume anything is related to your anxiety, see your doctor to rule out other causes first.  If it is your anxiety, you need to address that as your medication isn't controlling your anxiety as well as it should be.  Hope you feel better soon.
1673169 tn?1316545530
This is a good opinion also. :)
Avatar universal
I have been to the doctors..he's also pretty sure it's all down to my anxiety over the past few months.
meds have been bumped up and they seem to have a hold of the panic attacks...the best advise he gave me was time, give my body time to work through things.

but thanks for the advice..hearing other speak of it really helps me stop freaking out about things and just get on with my day :) thank you so much!
1673169 tn?1316545530
You're most welcome! That's what everyone is here for, to help each other. :)
Have an Answer?
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar universal
Arlington, VA
370181 tn?1428180348
Arlington, WA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out what can trigger a panic attack – and what to do if you have one.
A guide to 10 common phobias.
Take control of tension today.
These simple pick-me-ups squash stress.
Don’t let the winter chill send your smile into deep hibernation. Try these 10 mood-boosting tips to get your happy back
Want to wake up rested and refreshed?