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"STRESS +=+ ANXIETY"

What are the commons signs and symptoms of STRESS?
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3455166 tn?1347510733
Stress has a myriad of symptoms, the same goes for anxiety.

It can range from the most common which is rapid heart rate, headaches, muscle tension, "feeling on the edge", fatigue, insomnia, palpitations, perfuse sweating, hot and cold flashes, hyperventilation and lots more.

Psychologically, you may feel that your head is just too crowded with thoughts (and not good ones at that), or irrationality, moodiness, proneto outbursts, etc.

If you are feeling very stressed and / or anxious, first cut out anything in your diet that could be causing it or intensifying it, like caffeine, sugar and alcohol. Get some exercise in, it has many benefits on stress and anxiety. And also set up a relaxation routine to do every single day. Find a good relaxation CD and listen to it everyday. Sometimes we can't release stress because we find it difficult to allow ourselves to relax. This is important to do.
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I'm dealing with both and neither are fun! My main issues are dizziness headaches stomach issues hot flashes moodiness some days it feels hard to breathe. And there are others that come and go a well. What are yours?
3249571 tn?1347018374
I compile a list of those common signs and symptoms of stress from people I ask a month ago . Here is it:


1. Frequent headaches, jaw clenching or pain

2. Gritting, grinding teeth

3. Stuttering or stammering

4. Tremors, trembling of lips, hands

5. Neck ache, back pain, muscle spasms

6. Light headedness, faintness, dizziness

7. Ringing, buzzing or “popping sounds

8. Frequent blushing, sweating

9. Cold or sweaty hands, feet

10. Dry mouth, problems swallowing

11. Frequent colds, infections, herpes sores

12. Rashes, itching, hives, “goose bumps”

13. Unexplained or frequent “allergy” attacks

14. Heartburn, stomach pain, nausea

15. Excess belching, flatulence

16. Constipation, diarrhea, loss of control

17. Difficulty breathing, frequent sighing

18. Sudden attacks of life threatening panic

19. Chest pain, palpitations, rapid pulse

20. Frequent urination

21. Diminished sexual desire or performance

22. Excess anxiety, worry, guilt, nervousness

23. Increased anger, frustration, hostility

24. Depression, frequent or wild mood swings

25. Increased or decreased appetite

26. Insomnia, nightmares, disturbing dreams

27. Difficulty concentrating, racing thoughts

28. Trouble learning new information

29. Forgetfulness, disorganization, confusion

30. Difficulty in making decisions

31. Feeling overloaded or overwhelmed

32. Frequent crying spells or suicidal thoughts

33. Feelings of loneliness or worthlessness

34. Little interest in appearance, punctuality

35. Nervous habits, fidgeting, feet tapping

36. Increased frustration, irritability, edginess

37. Overreaction to petty annoyances

38. Increased number of minor accidents

39. Obsessive or compulsive behavior

40. Reduced work efficiency or productivity

41. Lies or excuses to cover up poor work

42. Rapid or mumbled speech

43. Excessive defensiveness or suspiciousness

44. Problems in communication, sharing

45. Social withdrawal and isolation

46. Constant tiredness, weakness, fatigue

47. Frequent use of over-the-counter drugs

48. Weight gain or loss without diet

49. Increased smoking, alcohol or drug use

50. Excessive gambling or impulse buying


Well, if you have other one, please pm me. Actually this 50 are the most common one. I think!
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