Symptoms of Anxiety

 What are the symptoms of anxiety?

 Around 3 million people in the UK alone are thought to suffer from anxiety and around 25% of these are being actively treated for anxiety.

Anxiety can be circumstantial (something actively triggering the anxiety, like an impending redundancy or having to make a speech to a large crowd of people, a job interview or a disciplinary hearing at work) or it can be a longer term condition or not feel manageable. 

Sometimes anxiety can be linked to thoughts or it can just be an independent feeling without any thoughts triggering it. It can also be linked to the Perimenopause. 

Symptoms of anxiety can include:

      • Feeling nervous, tense or restless
      • Feeling panicky
      • Butterflies in your tummy
      • Sensing impending doom
      • Breathing too quickly (hyperventilation)
      • Profuse Sweating
      • Insomnia (trouble sleeping)
      • Upset Stomach/ Irritable Bowel
      • Feeling the need to avoid certain situations/ people/ places
      • Tiredness/Fatigue
      • Trembling
      • Irritability
      • Increased heart rate
      • Inability to focus/ Poor Concentration

When to get help with your anxiety

If your anxiety has been going on for some time or you feel it is negatively affecting your daily life, don’t hesitate to get help. 

Your GP is generally a good port of call in the first instance. 

Alternatively Google “IAPT” and your area, you are able to refer yourself to get help from a team specially trained to deal with anxiety and mental health concerns.

Resources

North Yorkshire IAPT has their own website their website is www.northyorkshireiapt.co.uk

Like this?

Please check out my article about 12 Ways to help anxiety

Resources:

Mind https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/anxiety-and-panic-attacks/about-anxiety/

 

Over to you! 

What helps with your symptoms of anxiety? Have you tried Reflexology? Did it help? Please let me know in the comments below

Sarah Cooper
Sarah Cooper

I am a Reflexologist, Reiki Master Practitioner and Writer from Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire. I love writing about Health and Wellbeing, Mind Body Spirit and Reflexology. When I’m not at work, you can find me in the kitchen cooking up a storm!

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