What Does Severe Anxiety Feel Like?

Alcohol Rehab Greensboro NCDo you ever feel stressed, overworked or like you can't get your head above water? We all have these feelings once in a while. They're perfectly normal. Anyone who has any responsibility at all has been stressed and overwhelmed at times. However, some people can experience severe anxiety when these situations arise. While general anxiety can be expected during troubling or worrisome situations, severe anxiety is different.

When someone experiences severe anxiety, a feeling of doom and danger is to be expected. When minor anxiety issues come about, staying calm or calming down is possible. This is not true in the severest cases. Often, certain instances, people or places will bring on severe anxiety for seemingly no reason at all. However, there is a reason. It just needs to be examined so that a trigger and root cause can be found.

Having a chemical dependency on drugs or alcohol can often cause anxiety. Those struggling to fight the need to use can become severely panicked and disorganized. Trying to cover up drug or alcohol use can cause anxiety can strike, as well.

It's important to understand the symptoms and signs of severe anxiety. While each individual is different and can experience any number of symptoms or a combination of several different ones, knowing the most common ones is important.

Symptoms of anxiety can vary, person to person, but the most common ones are as follows:

  • An outpouring of doom and gloom
  • An urgency to escape
  • Burning skin
  • Chest pressure or pain
  • Choking sensation
  • Cold flushes
  • Confusion
  • Depersonalization
  • Dizziness
  • Dream-like state
  • Emotional distress
  • Emotional upset
  • Failure to get calm or remain calm
  • Feeling like crying
  • Feeling detached from reality
  • Feeling faint or like you might pass out
  • Feeling like something is stuck in your throat
  • Feeling like your throat is closing up
  • Feeling like you are in grave danger
  • Feeling like you might or are losing control
  • Feeling like you're going crazy
  • Feeling unreal
  • Feelings of overwhelming fear
  • Having an out-of-body experience, physically, mentally and/or emotionally
  • Heart palpitations
  • Hot flashes
  • Knots in the stomach
  • Lightheadedness, unsteadiness
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness or “butterflies” in the stomach
  • Numbness
  • Panicky feeling
  • Pins and needles feeling all over body
  • Pounding, racing heart
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Tight stomach
  • Tightening of throat
  • Tingling sensations
  • Trembling
  • Turning pale
  • Unexpected urge to go to the bathroom
  • Vomiting
  • Weak in the knees

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