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What does it mean when you get nervous for no reason?

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Last Updated: 11/10/2021 at 12:38am
What does it mean when you get nervous for no reason?
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April 28th, 2016 5:09am
This is called anxiety and there does not need to be a reason for it. It has to do with brain chemistry not registering it correctly, allowing you to feel nervous without reason.
April 9th, 2016 4:10pm
You may have anxiety if you are experiencing this, we are here to lend you support. Check out the anxiety guide on 7cups to find out more information.
May 28th, 2016 5:39am
As far as I have experienced it, I think it means anxiety. I have been getting these feelings from many years, but took me time to realized that I actually have anxiety! Feelings like getting nervous before you do something, or getting excessive thoughts which at times includes events which may never happen is what I feel for nervousness for no reason.
April 16th, 2016 3:46am
You might have overthinked things that lead you to becoming nervous for no reasons and you end up being tensed up over that matter of time.
September 16th, 2016 6:59am
Could be a sign of an anxiety disorder. Monitor yourself for other symptoms. There are physical and emotional symptoms of anxiety. Some physical symptoms include: dry mouth, sweaty palms, racing heart, and rapid breathing. Some emotional symptoms include: racing thoughts, excessive worry, and overwhelming fear or sadness.
June 23rd, 2016 12:38pm
This can be known as generalised anxiety and can be treated by a professional. It can be a human response to feel nervous, but if it happens often or for no particular reason, it could be this form of anxiety.
June 1st, 2016 1:00am
It could be anxiety, which is very common nowadays. Or, it could be related to stress. But hey, it happens! If you're worried or struggling with it, there always people you can talk to, like me for example. I'm here for you.
March 26th, 2016 1:11am
If you get nervous for no reason, it could be a symptom of an anxiety disorder. It is best to seek advice from a doctor if it starts to disrupt your everyday life.
August 13th, 2016 1:45am
I believe there is an underlying reason for everything so even if you think there's no reason for you to feel nervous, there is something in your past that is triggering the anxiety.
July 9th, 2016 7:25pm
Sometimes anxiety is hard to explain and pinpoint what the exact cause of it may be. I think it's important for you to keep track when you feel this way to try to understand what triggers you or what is going on at your life in the moment that is causing you to feel nervous or stressed. It's important to also find methods to help calm you down at times like these and see what works for you personally.
May 13th, 2018 5:56pm
Getting nervous for seemingly no reason at all may be a result of anxiety. Symptoms include: Feeling nervous, restless or tense. Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom. Having an increased heart rate. Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation) Sweating. Trembling. Feeling weak or tired. Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry. Do any of these symptoms apply to you? :)
April 23rd, 2016 11:04pm
It typically means that you are suffering from anxiety- which means you tend to overthink about certain things and worry about the future- it's nothing to worry about (no pun intended) because many people struggle with it and have overcome it.
May 6th, 2016 12:37am
When you get nervous for no reason you are suffering from anxiety. Maybe you are hard-earned, maybe you are in a strained relationship, or a plethora of other reasons. Anxiety can be disabling, even causing your hear to race, and you to swear profusely, and feel like you're going to have a heart attack if it gets bad enough. So if you find yourself suddenly getting nervous, breathe deep, drink cold water (puts your system into shock to pull you out of the attack), and meditate or talk to someone. It'll be all right.
August 5th, 2016 10:01pm
Anxiety is irrational and therefore is hard to explain what is causing you to be anxious or worried. You won't want to go near things that trigger your anxiety. There are also ways to lessen anxiety such as the grounding method, focusing on breathing, or rationalizing your anxious thoughts. These don't work for everyone so try and find which ones work for you.
April 19th, 2018 10:43pm
You could be scared of what could happen in the future. Maybe your worried about the future or focusing too much on past expierences that are effecting your present life.
April 2nd, 2016 6:00pm
Sometimes when I'm stressed I tend to overthink and worry myself about things that aren't even there
May 4th, 2016 10:02am
You might be anxious or overthinking about things. The best thing to do is to distract yourself a bit and seek some help.
May 26th, 2016 6:09am
it means your experiencing anxiety. It takes over your logical way of thinking which causes things like feeling nervous for no reason.
October 20th, 2016 4:26am
When I get nervous for no reason, it means that I am anxious or possibly having some sort of mental attack. To calm myself, I like to take several deep breaths and ask myself what I can do to help my own well being and mental health.
July 6th, 2017 3:05pm
Our nervous systems are wired to perceive threats in order to protect us. So there might be some signal or situation that your brain has previously noted as a threat that you're not noticing consciously, and it's sending that signal to your nervous system and setting off that physiological response (fight or flight). The key is to be mindful, take a few deep breaths, and look around. Take in the reality of the moment, the colors, sounds and scents. That will have a calming effect on your nervous system. It's physiologically impossible to be physically stressed when you're breathing deep, so even though nervous thoughts may continue, you'll feel calmer physically.
April 13th, 2016 10:56pm
I think that's anxiety. Usually it means that you haven't found the reason in my case. Through practice, as you learn to control your anxiety more, you won't have to deal with this as much.
May 22nd, 2016 12:26am
As someone who has been dealing with anxiety for quite some time, I view irrational nervousness as a physical reaction more so than an insecurity of mine. In the heat of the moment I try take care of myself, and take remember to tell myself that I'm not really in any danger. Nervousness is just a part of everyday life for me, so I take it as a sign that my body needs some attentions and for me to check my stress levels.
June 2nd, 2016 10:09pm
You may feel anxious about something and you need to find out what causes it. Talk to Listener on 7Cups will help you finding out what happens.
June 12th, 2016 10:34am
This could possibly be a side effect of anxiety. Getting nervous it's really common in people who suffer from anxiety and it just means you are stressed out and maybe this is what makes you nervous.
April 17th, 2016 3:25pm
there are lots of reasons people get nervous for seemingly no reason; commonly I would explore the possibility of an anxiety disorder and panic attacks; if this is the case you should probably see a mental health professional because they can help you tackle the problem (it can get pretty scary getting scared for no reason) it could also be stress unrelated to anxiety, in this case I would consider finding help and support from the people around you to manage the stress and find the core issue affecting the mental state. Of course there are a lot more reasons and substrates for feeling unexplainably nervous but in many cases these have been found to be the main ones. Stay Determined :)
April 23rd, 2016 4:52am
It could mean you have anixity if you feel nervous for no reason. You should speak to a doctor before self diagnosis.
July 1st, 2018 1:07am
you might be anxious. you might have a reason but not know why. it could be just bothering you and not realize
July 12th, 2018 1:46pm
For me, getting nervous for no reason is my anxiety acting up. If i sense danger my body goes in to meltdown mode.
July 20th, 2018 4:12am
It is called being anxious and not knowing your triggers, it’s best to find out triggers early on in this journey!
March 26th, 2016 4:26pm
Probably because of anxiety disorder, as is can trigger the body into feeling nervous at random times.