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How do I actually know that I have anxiety?

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Last Updated: 02/11/2019 at 7:24am
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Top Rated Answers
Priya143
November 8th, 2016 12:11am
People suffering for axiety generally have; feelings of being tense, nervous and on edge having a sense of dread, or fearing the worst, feeling like the world is speeding up or slowing down, dwelling on negative experiences, or thinking over a situation again and again, feeling restless and not being able to concentrate. If you experience one or more of these feelings in a way that has an impact on your day to day life you likely have anxiety. However it is important to remember everyone who suffers from anxiety has a different experience,
LoveBug888
April 3rd, 2018 7:49pm
Well, I would suggest going to get a diagnosis from a doctor and or a therapist. 7 cups can't really help you KNOW that you have anxiety.
LouLou83
February 25th, 2015 8:30pm
Suffering from panic attacks, feeling sick, afraid of being in public, withdrawal, lack of confidence
AmandaArctica
February 26th, 2015 7:31pm
Really, this is best to be diagnosed by a trained therapist, but you are the best judge of your own body and your own feelings.
NotDownYet
April 6th, 2015 3:24am
Everyone gets anxious from time to time. The difference is when it persists (doesn't go away) for a while. When you realize that you are stuck in a cycle of worrying, that is when you should act. Talking to a guidance counselor or a trusted friend at work is a good first step. Also seeing a professional could help.
Alexius
May 5th, 2015 9:01am
Anxiety can start off as nervous energy that can be accompanied by feeling like you can't breathe.
Anonymous
May 14th, 2015 7:24pm
There all kinds of different symptoms but for you to know if you actually have anxiety you probably need to see a professional that can give you a professional diagnosis.
ivysoul
May 22nd, 2015 2:46pm
The difference between being anxious and having anxiety is that having anxiety interferes with daily functions.
SpiritWolfNYC
May 30th, 2015 2:25am
Everyone has anxiety, So the real question is how bad is your anxiety and what type of anxiety are you experiencing? I suggest picking up the Anxiety and Phobia workbook off of Amazon. Going through it will help identify what kind of phobias you are struggling with. It helped me a lot with my panic/anxiety disorder
soundsculptor
September 8th, 2015 4:28pm
Anxiety can manifest itself in numerous ways and lead to many physical symptoms. A doctor can rule out somatic illnesses and increase the probability that the symptoms are due to anxiety. As with most things in our physical world, its cause and effect. Anxiety always has a cause, and by discovering the cause, a focused treatment plan can be scheduled and chances are good that the anxiety will be efficiently controlled and treated.
Bkay
February 23rd, 2016 1:19am
Anxiety is a pretty normal feeling to have. I think anyone can find themselves having anxiety at any time. I think knowing when you are having anxiety is when you feel that overwhelming feeling of not being able to control your emotions. I think anyone who has experienced this feeling knows how difficult it is to overcome. Being able to control the emotions is what keeps you in control of your anxiety.
BeyondEmpathy
September 27th, 2016 9:15pm
Have you checked out the support guide? https://www.7cups.com/anxiety-help/ then if you feel that this sounds familiar you could always discuss this further with a counsellor or doctor.
Mentor9
October 4th, 2016 1:28am
If you overthink, get angry at every small issue, want to do everything in hurry, are impatient, can't sleep ir sleep too much, have eating problems, then you have anxiety!
Anonymous
July 17th, 2018 6:35pm
You usually have anxiety if you have a hard time breathing, shake, fast heartbeat or hyperventilate sometimes but go to a doctor to know for sure
Anonymous
February 11th, 2019 7:24am
I could be super happy i might be having a good time around my family and friend and suddenly i just got that weird terribly frightening feeling of being chased by something i could never run away from because that thing is always with me, im carrying it with me. I sometimes feel like im falling and desprately needing constant support or to be put at ease in a middle of a party. I sometimes wake up feeling like everything is a mess, i am a mess and i cant do anything about it and everything is falling apart