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How do I know if Im having anxiety without going to a doctor?

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Last Updated: 07/28/2020 at 10:54am
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January 4th, 2015 8:16am
There may be signs of an anxiety disorder, some of which may be physical symptoms: Trembling, twitching, or shaking Feeling a fullness in the throat or chest Having difficulty catching your breath Feeling like your heart is pounding Feeling dizzy or lightheaded Sweating or cold, clammy hands Feeling jumpy Having aches, tense muscles, or soreness Feeling extremely tired Having trouble falling asleep or getting a good night’s rest You might also have symptoms that impact your emotions, thoughts, or behavior, like: Feeling restless Feeling on edge or keyed up Being angry or irritable Worrying about everyday decisions for several days in a row Fearing that something bad is going to happen Feeling doomed Becoming easily distracted Having difficulty concentrating Feeling like your mind goes blank Finding it hard to do your work or normal activities It’s not just the symptoms of an anxiety disorder but also how you react to them that can disrupt your life. You may: Frequently avoid certain places or things Consistently drink or use drugs to numb your feelings Consider harming yourself or others Start working all the time to occupy your mind Pull away from other people and become isolated Have an explosive temper when things go wrong Find it hard to express your opinion or be assertive Focus on what isn’t going well or what could go wrong Not give yourself enough credit when you do well or accomplish something
December 10th, 2014 12:15am
As well as feeling apprehensive and worried (possibly without knowing why), you may experience some of the following physical symptoms: Tense muscles Trembling Churning stomach Nausea Diarrhoea Headache Backache Heart palpitations Numbness or "pins and needles" in arms, hands or legs Sweating/flushing
June 4th, 2015 6:24pm
I always identified my anxiety by the feeling I get in my gut. It's like you feel guilty but you have nothing to feel guilty about. Or it's the feeling you feeling you get when you miss a step on the staircase.
December 9th, 2014 9:33pm
I can check on the website's Anxiety Guide and try to identy it. On the other hand, I can ask for the help of my close ones to help me figure out what's going on.
December 10th, 2014 4:33am
You could try checking out the Anxiety self-help guide here on 7Cups to see if any of it fits you, or ask yourself this: is it negatively impacting your life? Is it affecting your ability to function? Do you feel anxious more often than not?
December 10th, 2014 8:31pm
A recurring feeling of anxiety may be a sign; I would definitely go to a doctor to be certain though
December 14th, 2014 3:06am
You can look up common signs online, but only a professional can diagnose you. Personally, i think the diagnosis is much less important than the treatment. You may not technically have anxiety, but you may still benefit from coping skills that help people cope with anxiety disorders. And, you may have anxiety disorder, but even without being diagnosed you can still benefit from implementing new coping methods. If you are concerned you have anxiety though, it is probably best to see a doctor and find out what resources are available to you so you can start feeling better.
December 29th, 2014 12:03am
You have irrational nervousness. You become afraid over things that you generally wouldn't be afraid of. You may shake or tremor as well as have trouble breathing.
April 10th, 2015 2:22pm
Find the symptoms of anxiety Check the self help guide to find the symptoms of anxiety and also ways to overcome it and to understand it.
April 30th, 2015 10:53pm
You will know anxiety when You feel it swelling up inside of you.its like electricity on water,staticky,unsettled it makes you want to rip yourself apart,it's a sudden jolt,a cranial pinch.its awful.some people are of a naturally anxious demeanour and that's ok.but anxiety(in its many and most charming forms)is blatant and intrusive.maybe it's a dais turning thought,a compulsive urge,sweaty palms,palpitations,weak knees'll know anxiety.
July 13th, 2015 4:10pm
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September 1st, 2015 9:29am
There are several online test you can do yourself to test for anxiety. There is one on this site too, under training - anxiety
September 8th, 2015 10:30pm
If you get panic attacks over something small or you are a nervous person you may have anxiety. To rate how bad it is, you may have to visit a doctor.
October 26th, 2015 6:55am
1.You feel nervous 2.You couldn't breathe from stomach 3.You are not getting adequate sleep 4.Your mind wanders through negative thoughts 5.You have a consistent feeling of fear 6.You eat abnormally 7.You feel too lazy and exhausted 8.You feel tired even after sleeping 9.You feel that your heartbeat rises rapidly 10.You couldn't focus 11.You are easily annoyed 12.You have mood swings If any 3 of the above issues are recognised ,You may be probably under anxiety
November 9th, 2015 4:53am
A feeling of unease and/or terror that lasts less than a minute or two and is usually accompanied by symptoms is usually anxiety. But it is still best to see a doctor about any physical symptoms the first time!
February 15th, 2016 2:23pm
We all are human being we sometimes start thinking negatively about future n we become afraid of happen something wrong in future but its a temporary thought but If we have fear about future things to happen.. And that fears are becoming problematic for our self n our society..that while thinking or discussing person become restless, he starts sweating, unable to talk more due to its mean that it have anxiety about that relevant thing.
February 16th, 2016 1:53am
If you feel like you are stressed in confined or busy places, you may have anxiety. If you begin to sweat or yor breathing becomes rapid in high strain circumstances, you may need to go to the doctor or professional councelor to try to find a solution
February 23rd, 2016 2:29am
You'll never really know for sure without a professional diagnosis, but you could google the signs to find similarities.
March 8th, 2016 5:19am
If you feel nervous/scared all the time, especially if it's about one specific thing. Also, if you have panic attacks. Those can be signs of an anxiety disorder
March 14th, 2016 12:13am
If you feel like freaking out scared and start hiding everywhere nervousness like things are too out of your league.
August 8th, 2016 11:10am
Anxiety can be experienced in many different ways, you can read the anxiety help guide on here to see if any of the symptoms sound as if they are you, although usually if people are worried they are experiencing anxiety they tend to have experienced it in some form or other even if it is mild.
August 30th, 2016 8:37am
There are many different symptoms of anxiety, both emotional and physical. Some physical symptoms are tightness in the chest, heart palpitations and heat flushes, the emotional are feelings of panic or general worry. These are just a few... there are many others! There is an online guide to anxiety on 7 cups you might like to read which might help. While its great to see a doctor if you think you have anxiety, you might also try some relaxation strategies like meditation will help, as will regular exercise and a good diet.
September 19th, 2016 4:38pm
You can look at some professional websites on the internet or take a test on the internet. If they are made my proper people, they can be really helpful and accurate. Just make sure you are using a good website.
January 2nd, 2018 4:42am
Consult your feelings thoughts and actions to really determine if you do or not there are a lot of ways to tell. Professional help is more reliable
January 30th, 2018 6:35am
Ask a friend, family member, or a psychologist. Write down how you are feeling when you think you're having anxiety and talk to someone about it. No one says you have to face your struggles alone.
July 28th, 2020 10:54am
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