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rapid heartbeat 30 68.18%
sweating 25 56.82%
blushing 18 40.91%
becoming filled with the feeling that you need to leave 36 81.82%
wind 7 15.91%
a frequent need to urinate 18 40.91%
stomach ache 13 29.55%
feeling nauseous 22 50.00%
being sick 2 4.55%
needing to go for a number 2 14 31.82%
becoming really fidgety 25 56.82%
shaking 24 54.55%
lots of thoughts spinning around 30 68.18%
feeling like you need to pace around 15 34.09%
dizziness 11 25.00%
dry mouth 16 36.36%
insomnia 16 36.36%
headache 14 31.82%
shortness of breath 13 29.55%
tiredness 27 61.36%
other symptoms 14 31.82%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 44. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 22nd October 2018, 20:16
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Default What are your physical symptoms of anxiety?

I usually start to feel like I'm going to be sick, get windy pops and have to visit the toilet more times than normal.

I'm definitely at my most attractive when I'm anxious

(the poll is multiple choice and anonymous)
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Old 22nd October 2018, 20:29
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Default Re: What are you physical symptoms of anxiety?

- Pounding heart. I even wake in the night with this.

- IBS. I constantly feel like I need to go poo poo And I piss like a great Dane. And even when I don't need to go I feel like I do.

- When I was younger, my hands used to sweat. I've also had a couple of panic attacks.

- Exhaustion. Anxiety ****ing drains you.

- Migraines. Again, this was more common when I was young.
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Old 22nd October 2018, 20:40
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Default Re: What are you physical symptoms of anxiety?

Yep i get the sickness and the IBS and the stomach pains too. So much fun.

I also sweat excessively, I can get very shaky, I get migraines, I get very tired, I have had panic attacks particularly at night, I also get very run down and start to look unwell if I'm going through a particularly anxious time.


Edit: I forgot about the fidgeting and pacing around until I saw them in the poll, I do those too.
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Old 22nd October 2018, 20:54
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Default Re: What are you physical symptoms of anxiety?

I think I've had pretty much all of those at some point. I also get bouts of agitated depression. Now that is horrific. I've only had it maybe 7 or 8 times in my life and, thank god, it never lasts longer than a few days, but it tends to involve mega-insomnia, constant pacing, a sense of fear/dread and a need to talk non-stop...plus a fear of being alone.
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Old 22nd October 2018, 20:57
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Default Re: What are you physical symptoms of anxiety?

All of them, and also a physical tic.... Though thankfully I don't get that so often.

Worse symptoms are probably sickness, feelings of dread and fear and shaking
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Old 22nd October 2018, 23:21
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Default Re: What are your physical symptoms of anxiety?

windy pops lol

Mine is more mental than physical.

Physically, I rarely get anxious sometimes fast heart rate and sweating but not really, just thoughts but I can’t define what they are at the minute.

People always say to me ‘you’re blushing you must be anxious’ when I’m not anxious I’m not even aware I do until they’ve said it and I feel calm.

My friend saw pictures of me as a baby and said ‘you’ve always had a red face’ I thought yes I don’t blush, people with Scottish/Irish parents often have naturally more red faces it’s called ‘the curse of the celts’
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Old 22nd October 2018, 23:28
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Default Re: What are your physical symptoms of anxiety?

Sometimes I get really chatty as well - in a weird inner monologue becoming outer monologue way that probably makes me look a bit crazy.

Other times I shut down and can't think of anything to say because I don't want anyone to know that I'm anxious.

I get shaky hands sometimes (which has resulted in me flinging the contents of a cup of tea across a room before) and am more likely to trip over my words.
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Old 22nd October 2018, 23:38
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Default Re: What are your physical symptoms of anxiety?

Being sick, shaking, stomach ache and all the other good stuff
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Old 22nd October 2018, 23:44
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Default Re: What are your physical symptoms of anxiety?

At the most severe I have had the shakes pretty bad. Basically uncontrollable shivering. It usually takes some sort of attractive lady for this to happen. Thankfully it hasn't happened for a long time... but it may return one day *shudders*. Blushing, sickness, and messing up my sentences are much more typical things.
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Old 22nd October 2018, 23:57
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Default Re: What are your physical symptoms of anxiety?

All of them apart from two. My worst is probably blushing, then worrying about blushing which leads to all sorts.
I also get watery eyes so it looks like crying, which again I obsess over in my head which makes the anxiety manifest.
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Old 22nd October 2018, 23:58
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Default Re: What are your physical symptoms of anxiety?

Racing heartbeat, nausea, dizziness, cold sweat, feeling of being trapped and needing to escape, feeling of great weakness which all leads to the feeling of exhaustion.

How do you guys know you blush? Do you just guess you blush?
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Old 23rd October 2018, 00:05
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Dizziness, shortness of breath, tight band around top of head, tight facial muscles.
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Old 23rd October 2018, 00:56
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Default Re: What are your physical symptoms of anxiety?

Rapid heartbeat, shaking, shortness of breath, and, sometimes, being almost unable to string a sensible sentence together.

Thankfully it's been a while since I experienced all those.
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Old 23rd October 2018, 01:29
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Default Re: What are your physical symptoms of anxiety?

Quote:
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How do you guys know you blush? Do you just guess you blush?
Iíve had people tell me Iím bright red
Other times my face just feels on fire and like itís pulsing
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Old 23rd October 2018, 01:30
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Default Re: What are your physical symptoms of anxiety?

rapid heartbeat
sweating
blushing
becoming filled with the feeling that you need to leave (or defend myself)
becoming really fidgety
other- Inability to think clearly, recall simple things (ruins job interviews and dates)
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Old 23rd October 2018, 01:38
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Default Re: What are your physical symptoms of anxiety?

^^I've had the hot pulsing face thing on various occasions, but when I look in the mirror, I'm not red, that's why I wonder if people just guess they are blushing based on that feeling.
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Old 23rd October 2018, 02:19
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Yeah thatís actually something to think about. I donít think Iíve ever looked in the mirror during blushing, mainly because Iím either stuck on the spot through anxiety or fleeing
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Old 23rd October 2018, 03:18
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Default Re: What are your physical symptoms of anxiety?

figity
not being able to think straight
flicking through my phone but im not concentrating on it.
i sometimes become clumsy because my thoughts are racing & i feel hurried, like losing the ability to drink properly.
definitely the feeling of needing to get away.
& def needing a poop.
i also can also become quite angry/annoyed
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Old 23rd October 2018, 04:00
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Default Re: What are your physical symptoms of anxiety?

I would have said that I don't usually suffer with physical symptoms, but I've been down the list and ticked about 2/3 of them - each one is relatively rare but I've experienced a few! For me, the most common thing is really painful trapped wind and constipation; I also experience anxiety attacks, in which my entire body seems to heat up, but not always with actual sweating or blushing (if I do sweat, it isn't noticeable to others). Until relatively recently, I was never able to sit in public places and would pace around incessantly - to the point where I've been told to sit down because it makes others feel intimidated. I still fidget, but it's a lot less obvious these days.
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Old 23rd October 2018, 07:29
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Default Re: What are your physical symptoms of anxiety?

Unfortunately I get most of these symptoms. Shakiness, sweating, palpitations, unsteady voice, knots in my stomach, frequent and often desperate need for a no. 2, and sleepiness are usually the big ones for me.
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Old 23rd October 2018, 13:38
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Default Re: What are your physical symptoms of anxiety?

Quite many of the above symptoms in extreme situations, plus my usual muscular-skeletal aches/pains get worse than usual
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Old 23rd October 2018, 14:17
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Default Re: What are your physical symptoms of anxiety?

Trembling.
Weakness.
Tingling in the ends of my fingers.
Butterflies in stomach.
Unable to eat.
Feelings of dread/panic.
Sometimes feel like crying.
Insomnia.
Mental exhaustion.
Tightness in chest.
Yawning.
Aches and pains.
Palpitations.
Unable to think clearly - brain overwhelmed by anxiety.
Pounding heart.
Sweating.
Wanting to escape the situation.
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Old 23rd October 2018, 14:48
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Default Re: What are your physical symptoms of anxiety?

^ omg i thought I was the only nervous yawner!

The main ones for me:

Racing heart
Shortness of breath / tight chest
Clenched jaw
Muscle tension
"Shudders" (not constant shaking but frequently getting that someone's walking over your grave feeling when anxious)
Stomach stuff
Brain fog
Feeling like I'm unreal / like everything's unreal
Physical tics, like touching my hair or doing weird hand gestures
Feeling weak or faint
Racing thoughts
Restlessness
Speaking too quietly / too high / not in sentences
Physically feeling like I need to scream
Feeling drained
Insomnia

It's weird because when I did cbt years ago and the therapist would say things like, "so how does your anxiety present itself?" I'd be like, "look, I'm just ****ing anxious. Everywhere. All the time." I wasn't able to break it down at all, which I think has helped but only after I got to the point where it was possible to have a bit of distance from it, if that makes sense.
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Old 23rd October 2018, 15:18
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^ omg i thought I was the only nervous yawner!

Me too
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Old 23rd October 2018, 15:29
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Default Re: What are your physical symptoms of anxiety?

And the award for the poll with the most answers on this forum goes to you biscuits. We should have all known this considering where we are.

All of the above and more, but I've never actually been sick.

Inability to use my voice and a very lonely and inadequate feeling of self consciousness. I can only describe it as walking around as an empty shell.
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Old 9th November 2018, 19:06
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Default Re: What are your physical symptoms of anxiety?

Just thought of another thing I get when I feel very anxious or am experiencing panic feelings - it's a hard to describe sensation I get in my head, feels like a tingling or hot/cold type feeling known as paresthesia.
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Old 9th November 2018, 19:41
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Yawning seems to happen a lot, and horribly debilitating tiredness,
Constant swallowing too.

Good seeing a multi-choice poll
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