In this article I’ll explain 10 agonizing things people with anxiety suffer with.
This post could be triggering for some people if you already experience anxiety, depression or any other mental condition.
Anxiety can feel like a number of different things.
Worry is a natural thing to experience, but for people who have anxiety it is much worse.
The worry can sometimes make it difficult for people to complete and enjoy day to day activities.
If you are finding it difficult to cope each day, I strongly encourage that you see a Doctor.
Below you will find 10 agonizing things people with anxiety suffer with.
1. Feeling worried most of the time
People with anxiety will usually feel worried most of the time.
This constant flow of negative thoughts is exhausting and can be debilitating.
2. Difficulty making friends
Anxiety can make thoughts spiral out of control in your head and make you feel like you are not worthy.
3. Find it hard to do simple tasks
As your worry starts to take over, you may find it hard to complete simple tasks.
Try to focus that worry onto something more constructive.
A great example of this is to balance your thoughts.
Take that worry, and reframe it.
Is it really as bad as your anxiety is telling you it is? Chances are it isn’t.
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4. A sense of danger or impending doom
Eve felt like it was the end of the world, chances are you had a moment of anxiety.
People with anxiety often feel that there is a real possibility of something very sinister happening.
Sweating is extremely common with anxiety.
As your body temperature increases from the extra work your body is now doing, you naturally sweat.
Trembling is also extremely common.
It is a sensation of shaking, but can also feel like you are shaking on the inside.
Sort of like a pins and needles feeling over your entire body.
7. Feeling weak or fatigued
Anxiety is extremely draining and it is likely to make you feel weak and tired.
8. The urge to avoid things that could trigger anxiety
I am guilty of this one.
Avoiding situations that can make you feel anxious.
It is important to try and stick to a regular routine, as avoiding situations will actually make your anxiety worse in the long term.
9. Breathing rapidly
As your body kicks into fight or flight mode, more oxygen is needed to fuel the body for flowing blood to your muslces.
As a result, your breathing will become more rapid.
If this happens, try some deep breathing to interrupt the fight or flight mode process.
A simple exercise is the 5-3-5 exercise.
Breathe in deeply for 5 seconds, hold for 3 seconds and exhale for 5 seconds.
You can keep breathing until the anxiety passes.
10. Having an increased heart rate
As you body requires more blood to your muscles, your heart rate will naturally increase.
Try the breathing exercise mentioned above to help bring your heart rate back down.
ABOVE SYMPTOMS ARE EXTREMELY COMMON
It is important to note that the above symptoms are extremely common with anxiety.
You are not alone in feeling the way you do.
It is when they start to interrupt your day to day activities that you need to see a Doctor.
If you or anyone you know is experiencing distress you can reach out to Beyond Blue: Beyond Blue’s support line is available 24/7.
Lifeline: For crisis support, Lifeline provides a 24/7 line. They have a range of online resources as well.