I think most people who have never experienced stress or panic attack don’t really realize that there are anxiety physical symptoms that result from having this condition. I think they may think that ‘it’s all in your head’ and that some people react emotionally. It’s sometimes difficult to detect someone who is having a panic attack unless they verbalize what is happening to them or they show some other sign like fainting, throwing up or shaking etc as it is sometimes something that is experienced inwardly.
If you know the anxiety physical symptoms you get, then you can stop it coming on or minimize it’s effect. As an example when I feel tingling in my fingers or scalp it alerts me that I am stressed and over breathing and so I know to start to slow my breathing down and hold my breath periodically for up to 30 seconds at a time. This really helps me to stop the panic attack and works 90% of the time.
Many people who suffer anxiety also suffer from upset stomachs, often feeling nauseous. Others will think they are having a heart attack or they are going to die because of the anxiety physical symptoms they are experiencing. In these instances the symptoms are easy to see and not experienced just inwardly.
Anxiety and Panic attacks can also lead to other physical problems like ulcers and other problems with the stomach, headaches and migraine and high blood pressure. These anxiety physical symptoms are real and the people who suffer from anxiety are often misunderstood and labeled ‘sensitive’ or ‘antisocial’. In reality they are brave souls who are facing a fight for situations or occasions others would find ‘ordinary’. It’s difficult to be social when you are holding your breath and being sensitive is really a good thing not a bad one don’t you think?
Don’t worry what others think and live your life to the fullest and know that there are others like you fighting the fight and winning and you are not alone. We understand!