Anxiety & Panic Symptoms

 

Panic Attacks may include all or some of the following symptoms:

  • Extreme fear for no reason
  • Fear that you are dying
  • Severe chest pains, feeling that you are having a heart attack
  • Shortness of breath or feelings of smothering
  • Dizziness, faintness or light-headedness
  • Choking sensations, feeling your throat is closing
  • Palpitations--feeling your heart is beating hard and fast
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Abdominal distress including cramping, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Numbness or tingling of the hands, feet, head or face
  • Hot flashes, chills and sweating
  • Fear that you are going crazy, will lose control and do something embarassing
  • Derealization--feelings of unreality, things around you don't feel real, time slows down
  • Depersonalization--feeling that you are outside your body
  • Phobias--avoiding places where you feel traped and can't get out easily
  • Going out only with your safe person, one who will get you home or to the hospital

Generalized Anxiety Disorder symptoms may include:

  • Usually starts in chidhood
  • Excess worry. If there is nothing to worry about you will find something.
  • Trembling, twitching, feeling shaky
  • Headache
  • Muscle tension, soreness or aching especially of the head, neck and back
  • Feeling restless or hyped up
  • Tiring easily 
  • Difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep
  • Waking from sleep feeling tired
  • Difficulty focusing one's attention or concentrating
  • Forgetfullness
  • Irritability