There are many symptoms indicative of anxiety attacks. If you exhibit one or more of the following symptoms, it can be said that you demonstrate signs of going through anxiety attacks.
Before you go through a panic from what has just been stated, though, you have to recognize certain things. Anxiety is not a disease. Nor is it something that only people who are pre-conditioned to suffer from some emotional problems go through. It is an entirely acceptable state that all people go through at one time or another.
The body is wired to protect itself from harm. If it perceives danger in one form or another, its natural instinctive response is either to fight or to flee. Depending on how it evaluates the situation, assessing its capabilities against the pressures presented by the situation, the body prepares to protect itself by fighting or by seeking escape.
Regardless of its evaluation, there is a rush of adrenaline. We are genetically built this way. A man from time immemorial reacts this way to situations of perceived danger, grave or otherwise. In the case of anxiety attacks, however, one or more of the associated symptoms shows itself even when there is no real danger. It is highly likely for a man to react even to PERCEIVED, not real, perils to his equanimity.
Anxiety attack symptoms spring from one essential font, the central nervous system. But the symptoms are highly likely to differ from one person to another. Every person is unique. Each one of us may respond to the same situation in a variety of ways.
Because anxiety traces its roots to the central nervous system, it is reasonable to expect that an anxiety attack will express itself through symptoms associated with how the nervous system operates.
Anxiety may be responsible for making your heart beat faster. Your pulse may throb in a quicker, more rapid crescendo. Some people palpitate so strongly that they reach the condition known in medical circles as tachycardia. Others may even feel their chest constrict with a pain that seems to emanate from the stomach.
If the chest pains occur often, some people are compelled to see a doctor without delay. A thorough physical check-up may be conducted. It is possible, though, for the results of the examinations to simply indicate that the tachycardia is a consequence of anxiety, and not of a heart condition.
With this said, though, it remains to be a prudent decision to consult your doctor if you have frequent chest pains. If it turns out that the pains are anxiety attack symptoms, and not of a more serious cardiovascular disease, you will at least get this assurance. This is one less thing to bother about; one item to tick off from your list of things to fret about.
One other common symptom has to do with sight. People who go through an anxiety attack often report having blurred vision. The pupils become dilated, and things get fuzzy. Your eyes may seem to be playing tricks on you. Things which you know are within touching distance may suddenly seem to be at a much further range. Objects may seem to be afloat or animate. It is best to keep this symptom in mind. In case it happens to you in one of your anxiety attacks, at least you know that it is simply a symptom. Otherwise, your anxiety will just feed on the resulting fears, and is compounded.
It is of extreme importance to repeat to yourself that the symptoms will disappear when you can quell your anxiety attack. There are many things you can do to maintain your equilibrium and not let the attack get the better of you.2016-08-19