So What are the Physical Symptoms of Stress?
There are so many physical symptoms of stress. Below you will find a comprehensive list of some of the most common ones.
- Frequent headaches, migraines
- jaw clenching or TMJ Pain
- Gritting, grinding teeth
- Stuttering or stammering
- Tremors, trembling, shaking
- Neck tension, back pain, muscle spasms
- Light headedness, faintness, dizziness
- Ringing, buzzing in the ear
- Frequent blushing, sweating
- Cold or sweaty hands, feet
- Dry mouth, problems swallowing
- Frequent colds, infections, herpes sores
- Rashes, itching, hives, allergies
- Short attention span, unable to focus
- Heartburn, stomach pain, nausea
- Excess belching, flatulence
- Constipation, diarrhea
- Difficulty breathing, sighing, yawning
- Sudden attacks of anxiety or panic
- Chest pain, palpitations, racing heartbeat
- Frequent urination
- Poor libido, impotence
- Excess anxiety, worry, guilt, nervousness
- Increased anger, frustration, hostility
- Depression, frequent or wild mood swings
- Increased or decreased appetite
- Insomnia, nightmares, disturbing dreams
- Difficulty concentrating, racing thoughts
- Critical of others, low self esteem, low confidence
- Forgetfulness, disorganization, confusion
- Difficulty in making decisions
- Feeling overloaded or overwhelmed
- Frequent crying spells, emotionalism
- Feelings of loneliness or worthlessness
- Self Neglect
- Nervous habits, fidgeting, feet tapping
- Increased frustration, irritability, edginess
- Overreaction to petty annoyances, short temper
- Increased number of minor accidents
- Obsessive or compulsive behavior
- Reduced work efficiency or productivity
- Lying, making excuses
- Rapid or mumbled speech
- Excessive defensiveness or paranoia
- Problems in communication
- Socially withdrawal, preferring to be alone
- Constant tiredness, weakness, fatigue
- Extreme Pessimism, negative outlook
- Weight gain or loss
- Increased smoking, alcohol or drug use
- Excessive gambling or impulse buying
If you are experiencing some of these physical symptoms of stress, and it is effecting your quality of living, please talk to your family doctor, especially if your symptoms have lasted longer than a couple weeks.
Take responsibility for yourself and how you feel. Make sure you do whatever it takes to keep your mind and body healthy.
The sooner your recognize the physical symptoms of stress in your own life, the sooner you'll be able to do what it will take to balance your mind, body and your life.
Sometimes, there is nothing more distressing than the physical symptoms of stress. The symptoms themselves can produce more stress and even more anxiety. Try not to worry about what you are feeling and resist the urge to search the internet for the other million causes of these symptoms. Many times, doing this only causes more stress and more anxiety which only adds to the stress cycle.
If you are seriously concerned that your physical symptoms of stress could be from other causes, SEE YOUR DOCTOR to rule them out. NEVER assume anything. When you know for sure, you can be confident in the actions you take in your own life for your own health and wellness.