No one likes to feel stressed or anxious, so when anxiety endures, its impact can range from a simple worry to a range of physical symptoms which can affect your health. Whether your anxiety is an isolated event due to high stress, a recent physical/medical trauma event, or you are a victim of a chronic (long-lasting) anxiety disorder, the physical symptoms can have a much greater impact on your body than you think.
I’ve listed 8 of my clients’ most reported physical symptoms of anxiety.
Anxiety Physical Symptom 01: Skin Reaction
Those cold sweats or rosy flushed cheeks and neck are an immediate anxiety physical symptom, and this is caused by changes in your blood flow. When we are anxious and our body goes into the fight-flight mode, it redirects more blood to the muscles.
Anxiety Physical Symptoms 02: Tense neck, Tense Back, Tense Shoulders…
When anxiety takes hold of you, the body naturally tenses up, which can tax the most important muscle groups. Chronic stress or anxiety can exacerbate this tension, leading to headaches, stiff shoulders, neck pain and migraines.
Anxiety Physical Symptoms 03: Stomach-ache, Diarrhea, Painful Periods
When your body reacts to stress, it doesn’t properly regulate digestive functions. Chronic or acute stress can also have long-term effects on your intestines and the nutrients they absorb, which can cause acid reflux, bloating, diarrhea, and sometimes even complete loss of bowel control. Long-term stress or anxiety can also have an impact on your metabolism, which can lead to overweight or even obesity. One study found that constant cortisol secretion can lead to a loss of insulin sensitivity, while another study found a link between anxiety and physician-diagnosed ulcers in adults.
Anxiety Physical Symptom 04: Heart Problems
People with chronic stress or anxiety are at greater risk for cardiovascular problems because of their consistently high heart rate, high blood pressure, and overexposure to cortisol. According to the American Psychological Association, prolonged exposure to stress can also cause high blood pressure, arrhythmias, and a higher risk of heart attack or stroke.
Anxiety Physical Symptoms 05: Asthma, Difficulty breathing
Studies have shown a link between anxiety disorders and asthma. In fact, asthmatics are more likely to have panic attacks. A study at the University of São Paulo found a link between anxiety and asthma.
Anxiety Physical Symptoms 06: Headaches, Fatigue and Insomnia
The most pronounced anxiety physical symptoms are the consequence of our psychological response. Chronic stress and anxiety affect areas of our brain that are responsible for our short- and long-term memory, as well as being involved in certain chemical reactions in our body, which can lead to certain hormonal imbalances. In addition, chronic stress constantly stimulates the nervous system, which in turn can impact other systems in our body by triggering unnecessary physical reactions, resulting in fatigue, among other things.
People who suffer from anxiety often have difficulty falling asleep, mainly because they keep replaying their worries.
Anxiety Physical Symptom 07: Weak Immune System
Exposure to anxiety can physically affect your immune system, as it is weakened or even suppressed by the presence of the fight-flight reflex. It’s not uncommon for stressed or anxious people to frequently catch colds and other viral conditions.
Anxiety Physical Symptom 08: Throat Pain
That squeaky, hoarse voice that seems to have taken over your vocal cords is an immediate reaction to a stressful situation. When anxious feelings set in, your body redistributes its fluids to more essential areas, causing your throat muscles to spasm, resulting in a tightening that makes swallowing difficult.
So, we’ve established that anxiety can manifest as a physical symptom, but can physical symptoms cause anxiety?
TRIGGER WARNING: Many clients (more so over the last 12 months) inform me that that they had no prior indication of ‘anxiety-related’ physical symptoms before undertaking a vaccination and booster. So, I took the liberty of performing a quick investigative search on the VAERS reporting system and other adverse event reporting systems around the world.
I discovered that not only are these physical symptoms being reported after vaccination (even in the clinical trials), the physical symptoms and reactions are being actively suppressed on mainstream media and social media channels.
Here’s an excerpt from my discoveries at the VAERS website.
The VAERS (the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System run by the CDC in the USA) mentions these ‘common’ adverse events following CV19 vaccination:
- Temperature regulation, fever, chills, sweating, flushing, hypo or hyperthermia
- Skin-related including: Itch, rash, hives, reddening, welts, angioedema
- Movement, muscle, nerve, neuropathy, numbness, paralysis-related
- Pain, discomfort, tenderness, location not specified or extremity
- Headache including migraine, thunderclap
- Heart events (other than heart attack and bleeding) Heart rate abnormalities, palpitations, fibrillation, flutter, arrhythmia, tachycardia; Chest pain, discomfort
- Lung and respiratory-related; Respiratory abnormalities, cough, failure, pain, distress, obstructive, infection, virus, rhinitis-related, sinusitis and sinus-related
- Throat irritation, tightness
- Mood, memory, depression, attention, nervousness, anxiety, confusion, agitation including Anxiety
- Sleep disorders, insomnia, paralysis, attacks, terror, sleepiness, narcolepsy
It’s not surprising to me that my clients are told by their doctors to seek help to conquer their ‘anxiety’ symptoms, when the symptoms do seem to mirror each other.
I must conclude that I am deeply saddened to hear that the medical establishment (at least being reported to me by my clients) will not even entertain the conversation about a possible link between the Vx and newly presenting symptoms – instead they dismiss the client as an anxiety-sufferer.
Is this because the medical practitioners are not being informed of all the side-effects, or is it because the individual practitioner is placing their current employment status above your personal safety and consent? I don’t presume to know the answer.
Either way, this has to change – the open-minded, non-judgemental conversation must be had!
None-the-less, if you DO suffer from anxiety and stress and would like to know how to reduce some of the physical symptoms (the ones that are actually caused by the anxiety) please don’t hesitate to book a free 30 minute online consultation with me.