Most of us get a little nervous or anxious at times. For instance when going through a financial crunch, family problems or job difficulty. But for some, anxiety becomes so frequent and so forceful that it can take over their life. And while the symptoms can vary from person to person if you suffer from the following symptoms, you might want to consult your doctor.
1. Excessive worrying.
We all have day to day worries but it’s alarming when it becomes a bit too much. Also you will know it’s getting worse if it interferes with your daily life and is accompanied by visible symptoms like exhaustion or feeling low on energy all the time.
2. Not able to sleep properly.
If you are having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep is actually related with a wide range of health conditions, both physical and psychological. Though it is normal to toss and turn with anticipation the night before an interview or an important meeting, it’s alarming if you wake up feeling anxious. If you wake up with your mind racing are unable to calm yourself, then it is time for you to be a little vigilant.
3. Muscle tension.
If you are clenching your jaw, balling your fists or flexing your muscles throughout your body then you might be suffering from anxiety. Though regular exercise can help, but if you are incredibly restless then the problem can flare up again, so it is advisable to consult a doctor.
4. Chronic indigestion.
It all starts in the mind but it is often visible in the body. Chronic digestive problems, irritable bowel syndrome, a condition in which the patient suffers from stomach aches, cramps, bloating, gas, constipation or diarrhea also points to anxiety.
Panic attacks can actually be terrifying, a sudden sinking feeling and helplessness that can last for several minutes, accompanied by symptoms like breathing problems, racing heart, tingling or numb hands and sweating. Also, not everyone who gets a panic attack has an anxiety disorder. But people who experience them often may be diagnosed with panic disorder.
6. When your fetish gets out of control.
Perfectionists are mostly high achievers but the price they pay for success can be chronic unhappiness and dissatisfaction. The fussy and compulsive mind-set known as perfectionism goes hand in hand with anxiety disorders as well. If you are continuously judging yourself or if you worry a lot about making mistakes or falling short of your standards, then you probably have an anxiety disorder.