Anxiety and Signs and Symptoms – Recognizing the manifestation


Signs of anxiety symptoms are numerous. Some may be experienced by an individual and not necessarily experienced by another. However, the list of symptoms can be extensive.

Getting a comprehensive look at all possible signs and high anxiety symptoms will give you a better understanding of what you are experiencing in your mind and body. This will demonstrate a clear idea of the effects of anxiety on your mind, body, interpersonal relationships, and life in general.

Anxiety Symptoms and Signs

  1. Irritability
  2. Racing heart (palpitations)
  3. Dizziness
  4. Blurry vision
  5. Stomach pains or discomfort
  6. Nausea that may of may not lead to vomiting
  7. Chest tightness or heavy feeling in chest
  8. Constant headaches or migraines that may be daily
  9. Feeling hot even when it is not that hot (hot flashes)
  10. Excessive perspiration
  11. Sudden periods of shortness of breath (SOB)
  12. Insomnia or continuously waking up through the night
  13. Daily exhaustion
  14. Shaking, tremors, leg shaking
  15. Startled or jumpy
  16. Eating either too much or too little
  17. Constant worry
  18. Too much Social Media and TV (spending most of your day engaged in these activities)
  19. Criticizing your every move or decision
  20. Afraid to speak up/ask questions
  21. Thinking everyone is looking at you funny and judging you
  22. Perfectionism and people-pleasing
  23. Worrying about every word, phrase, saying coming out of your mouth when interacting with people
  24. Annoyed by little things and people
  25. Skin break outs
  26. Eczema
  27. In need to be in full control of people, events, tasks etc.
  28. Avoiding people, places, events, activities
  29. Difficulty concentrating, staying focused, paying attention
  30. Over-planning everything
  31. Random bursts of crying and/or difficulty controlling emotions
  32. Defensiveness and challenging or argumentative behavior
  33. Memory problems
  34. Procrastination
  35. Lack of patience
  36. Panic/anxiety attacks
  37. Overthinking
  38. Needing constant reassurance
  39. Numbness and tingling in hands, feet or face
  40. Pacing
  41. Silence
  42. Zoning out
  43. Nit picking and obsessing
  44. Constant what-if scenario plays
  45. Increased need for urination
  46. Fast pace walking
  47. Wearing a jacket when its warm outside because you feel “exposed”
  48. Uneasy feeling in a new place or environment
  49. Avoiding interactions with people
  50. Being a home body and not wanting to leave the house
  51. Biting or picking at nails, skin, lips when anxious
  52. Lightheartedness in anxious situations
  53. Feeling a lump in throat/sudden swallowing difficulty
  54. Random jelly legs or restless legs
  55. Verbal stammering or stuttering
  56. Forgetting words or what you were talking about
  57. Constantly apologizing for everything
  58. Blushing or facial flushing
  59. Confusion and disconnection
  60. Out of body experience
  61. Muscle tension especially around neck and shoulders
  62. Feel like passing out or fainting
  63. Strong feeling of impeding doom
  64. Issues with coordination and clumsiness
  65. Cold chills
  66. Falling asleep during the day/passing out
  67. Frequent naps
  68. Sexual disinterest
  69. lack of interest in daily tasks
  70. Restless
  71. Impaired functioning

Understanding the signs

High anxiety symptoms are numerous. There are many small factors that we have adopted in our daily lives that we may not think are a sign of anxiety. Sometimes these generalized anxiety symptoms are so embedded into our everyday lives that we don’t even realize that were using them as coping mechanisms.

Even if one cannot explain what anxiety and understand their feelings, somehow they know they feel it, they feel it in their core. Symptoms of anxiety continue to be uncovered even today. Anxiety is experienced individually therefore the degree at which you feel symptoms may be higher for some and lower for others.

If you are a high functioning individual, your anxiety may manifest as overly organized and over planner, crossing all your t’s and dotting all your i’s. In that sense, family and friends may not think you are manifesting anxiety or, may think you are lying or even exaggerating for that matter.

This is not the case however, as a high functioning individual your symptoms may be more hidden and clouded by high performance characteristics like perfectionism. Only you can be the judge of your feelings.

Track how you feel

Track how you feel and what makes you more anxious in order for healing to occur. Observe the factors that bring about your anxiety and, when you demonstrate these signs and symptoms the most.

These anxiety symptoms and signs don’t necessarily happen every day or on the same level or degree every day.

Experiencing these symptoms after a tragic incidence is perfectly normal. If you had an immediate death in the family for instance and its bringing about anxiety, allow yourself to grieve.

Quick relief solutions for these cases are not possible. If anxiety continues daily and begins to interfere with your life, that’s when it has turned problematic.

When anxiety begins to ultimately make your decisions for you on steps you want to take, people to talk to, and life events, that is when you should say enough is enough. When it is interfering with your daily tasks, that is when it needs to be handled with appropriate care.

It is important to recognize symptoms and avoid these feelings whenever possible and practice good mental health habits daily regardless.

Even if you feel like you are not anxious or have anxiety, taking the time to practice calming effects and positive reinforcement is always beneficial to the mind and for coping.


You are not the only one experiencing this dreaded feeling. You are not the only one suffering in silence. With appropriate action in healing and recovery, anything is possible. Acceptance and recognition are just the first steps.

Seeing the signs of anxiety symptoms will encourage you to dig deep inside and reflect on your feelings. It can guide you into understanding what you are experiencing in order to create the right moves to overcome these hurdles.

Overcoming these hurdles can only result in positive outcome, one where fear and worry are not holding you back from pursuing your goals in life.

Listen to what your body is telling you and the signals it is giving. These momentarily harmless signs and symptoms as they appear can lead to further health concerns and disease when left untreated. Take control.



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