Symptoms

 

Common symptoms of anxiety, PTSD and panic attacks (in varying degrees from mild to severe) include:

General symptoms the BODY may experience ~

  • Increase in allergies, sensitivities or reactions
  • Neck, back, shoulder pain, tightness, stiffness, spasms, immobility
  • Loss of skin color in the face or skin
  • Flushed face and/or skin
  • Body aches, parts of or your entire body feels sore and achy, feels like your body and muscles are bruised
  • Body jolts, body zaps, electric jolt feeling in body, intense body tremor or body shake,  head zaps
  • Change in body temperature – up or down, cold chills
  • Burning skin, itchy, crawly, prickly or other skin sensations, skin sensitivity, numbness on the skin
  • Burning skin sensation on the face, neck, ears, scalp, or shoulders
  • Buzzing sensation in the feet, toes, hands, fingers, arms, legs
  • Chest pain, chest tightness
  • Choking
  • Chronic Fatigue exhaustion, no energy, lethargic, tired
  • Clumsiness, co-ordination problems with the limbs or body
  • Craving sugar, sweets, chocolate
  • Difficulty speaking, moving mouth, talking, co-ordination problems with the mouth or tongue
  • Dizziness, feeling lightheaded, feel like you are going to pass out or faint
  • Feel wrong, different, foreign, odd, or strange
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Frequent urination
  • Heart palpitations, racing heart, feels like it is beating too hard, skipped heart beats  
  • Hyperactivity, excess energy, nervous energy, feeling you can’t relax  
  • Increased or decreased sex drive, dysfunction or sexual disinterest
  • Increased infections and/or persistent infection
  • Mouth or throat clicking or grating sound/noise when you move your mouth or jaw
  • Muscles may vibrate, jitter, tremor, twitch or shake when used
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Night sweats, waking up in a sweat, profusely sweating at night
  • Numbness and tingling, of skin, hands, feet, face, head, or any other place on the body
  • Persistent muscle tension, stiffness, pulsing or throbbing sensation  
  • Rib or rib cage tightness, pressure, or feeling like a tight band around the rib cage
  • Shooting pains, stabbing pains, and odd pressures in the neck, head, or face
  • Shooting pains in the scalp or head
  • Sore or tight scalp or back of the neck
  • Startle easily
  • Sweating, uncontrollable profuse sweating
  • The floor feels like it is moving either up or down for no reason
  • TMJ
  • Trembling, shaking, tremors, twitching
  • Urgency, frequent, sudden urge to urinate
  • Weakness, low energy, light, soft, like you may faint , weak feeling in legs, arms, or muscles
  • Weight loss, weight gain

General symptoms commonly associated with the CHEST area ~

  • Chest tremors, trembling, vibrating in the chest
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Concern about the heart
  • Find it hard to breath, feeling smothered, shortness of breath, , feel like you have to force yourself to breath,  try and catch your breath
  • Frequent yawning
  • Heart Palpitations – beating hard or too fast, rapid heartbeat
  • Heart - Irregular heart rhythms, flutters or ‘skipped’ beats, tickle in the chest that makes you cough
  • Pounding heart, heart feels like it is beating too hard
  • Rib or rib cage tightness, pressure, or feeling like a tight band around the rib cage

General EMOTIONS, moods and feelings commonly associated with anxiety, PTSD and panic attacks ~

  • Fear in general in a wide array of levels
  • A heightened fear of what people think of you
  • Afraid of being trapped in a place with no exits
  • Constant feeling of being overwhelmed.
  • Fear of being in public
  • Fear of dying
  • Fear of losing control
  • Fear of impending doom
  • Fear of making mistakes or making a fool of yourself to others
  • Fear of passing out
  • Fear that you are losing your mind
  • Fears about irrational things, objects, circumstances, or situations
  • Fears of going crazy, of normal things, unusual feelings and emotions, unusually frightening thoughts or feelings
  • Heightened self awareness, or self-consciousness
  • Need to find nearest washrooms before you can feel comfortable
  • Need to seat near exits
  • Fear of driving in certain situations, on hills, bridges, too far from home
  • Always feeling angry and lack of patience
  • Depression
  • Dramatic mood swings
  • Emotionally feeling flat, or numb
  • Emotions feel wrong
  • Everything is scary, frightening
  • Feeling down in the dumps
  • Feeling like things are unreal or dreamlike
  • Frequently being on edge or grouchy
  • Feel like crying for no apparent reason
  • Have no feelings about things you used to
  • Not feeling like yourself, detached from loved ones
  • You feel like you are under pressure all the time

General symptoms commonly associated with the HEAD area ~

  • Brain fog
  • Burning, itchy, tight scalp or shooting pains on the scalp or head
  • Frequent headaches or migraines
  • Feeling like there is a tight band around your head, pressure, tightness
  • Giddiness
  • Shooting pains in the face
  • Upon closing your eyes you feel like you may or will float upwards
  • Sore jaw that feels like a tooth ache

General symptoms commonly associated with HEARING or your EAR(S)  ~

  • Feel like there is something stuck in your ear, that your ear canal it plugged or blocked, that there is a pebble in your ear that you can't get out
  • Low rumbling sounds
  • Reduced hearing, frequent or intermittent reduced hearing or deafness in one or both ears
  • Ringing in the ears, noises in the ears, noises in the head
  • Pulsing in the ears, throbbing sound in the ear(s)
  • Tickle or itch in your ear that you can't seem to get at

General symptoms commonly associated  with the MIND or THINKING  ~

  • Afraid of everything
  • Altered state of reality, consciousness, or universe feeling
  • Deja Vu, a feeling like you've done or experienced something before
  • Depersonalization
  • De-realization
  • Desensitization
  • Difficulty concentrating, short-term memory loss
  • Difficulty thinking, speaking, forming thoughts, following conversations
  • Disorientation
  • Fear of losing control
  • Feelings of unreality
  • Frequent feeling of being overwhelmed, or that there is just too much to handle or do
  • Having difficulty concentrating
  • Nightmares, bad dreams
  • Obsession about sensations or getting better
  • Repetitive thinking or incessant ‘mind chatter’
  • Short-term learning impairment, have a hard time learning new information
  • Short-term memory impairment, can't remember what I did a few days, hours, or moments ago
  • Feeling spaced out
  • "Stuck" thoughts - thoughts, mental images, concepts, songs, or melodies that "stick" in your mind and replay over and over again.
  • Trapped in your mind feeling
  • Underlying anxiety, apprehension, or fear
  • You often feel you are carrying the world on your shoulders

General symptoms commonly associated with the MOUTH and STOMACH area ~

  • A ‘tinny’, ‘metallic’ or ‘ammonia’, or unusual smell or taste
  • Aerophagia or swallowing too much air, stomach distention, belching
  • Burning mouth or tongue, feeling like the inside of your mouth is burning, or tingling, or like pins and needles, or all of these together or at different times
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Difficulty talking, pronouncing certain letters or sounds, mouth feels like it isn't moving right, slurred speech
  • Dry mouth
  • Feeling like you can’t swallow properly or that something will get caught in your throat
  • Feeling like your tongue is swollen
  • IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lack of appetite or taste
  • Mouth muscles twitching/jumping
  • Abdominal stress
  • Teeth grinding
  • The thought of eating makes you nauseous

General symptoms commonly associated  with SLEEP  ~

  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Frequent bad, bizarre, or crazy dreams
  • Hearing sounds in your head that jolt you awake
  • Insomnia, or waking up ill in the middle of the night
  • Waking up in a panic attack
  • You feel worse in the mornings

General symptoms commonly associated with EYES and SIGHT ~

  • Distorted, foggy, or blurred vision
  • Dry, watery or itchy eyes
  • Eye tricks, seeing things our of the corner of your eye that isn’t there, stars, flashes
  • Eyes sensitive to light
  • Spots in the vision
  • Flashing lights when eyes are closed
  • Your depth perception feels wrong

General symptoms commonly associated with EXCESSIVE WORRY  ~

Of having a heart attack
• Of having a serious undetected illness
• Dying prematurely
• Suddenly snapping or losing it
• Uncontrollably harming yourself or someone you love
• Losing control of your thoughts and actions

• Being embarrassed or making a fool out of yourself
• Fainting in public
• Not breathing properly
• Being alone

General symptoms specific to Post Traumatic Stress and PTSD ~

• re-experience of traumatic incident
• nightmares, flashbacks
• irritable all the time or inability to sleep
• avoidance of possible triggers, sights, smells, sounds, conversations
• unable to enjoy once joyful activities or have loving feelings