High anxiety can manifest itself in many different ways, and although most high anxiety symptoms are completely harmless and false, they can feel very scary and true.
Throughout my years of battling with high anxiety I experienced most if not all the below anxiety symptoms, completely overwhelmed by them and unclear if they were real or false. Although I gained relief when medical professionals would tell me there was nothing wrong, I also felt confused - my symptoms certainly felt very real!
Chronic Anxiety SymptomsWith symptoms ranging from headaches and dizziness to more chronic anxiety symptoms including a constant tight feeling in my chest, you can understand why high anxiety was incredibly convincing in making me believe I was seriously ill. You can also appreciate why I made the numerous and frequent visits to the Doctor (to the point I believed he was getting fed up with me) and hospital convinced I was dying.
To this date I’m amazed at the array of symptoms high anxiety can cause. It’s important you try and recognise if your symptoms are high anxiety related to enable you to gain control and stop the endless trips to the Doctor and need for constant reassurance.
Looking back now it’s clear my symptoms were all high anxiety related, but at the time it wasn’t clear, it was absolute panic – a life or death situation. That’s why I understand overcoming anxiety symptoms and believing they’re not life threatening is one of the hardest elements of dealing with high anxiety.
However, now I live my life consistently within normal levels of anxiety I can offer you absolute reassurance that not just one or two high anxiety related symptoms will disappear, ALL of them will.
Symptoms of high anxiety are most commonly described as:
High anxiety symptoms will exaggerate feelings and can lead to:
If high anxiety symptoms are allowed to progress it will affect your life in many different ways and can include:
ABOUT CARL VERNON
Carl Vernon is a best-selling author & speaker, talking and writing about all things anxiety, stress, success & wellbeing.