What is nausea? Nausea is the feeling that you are about to throw up, and may or may not induce actual vomiting. This anxiety symptom rarely comes about on its own. Nausea can be a secondary reaction to shortness of breath, panic attacks, heart palpitations, etc… Whether or not you actually do throw up will depend on a variety of factors, including the level of stress at the time.
Nausea most often manifests with dizziness and vertigo, so be prepared to take a seat until symptoms pass. Breathing exercises, a glass of cold water, or something minty can go a long way to help ease the nausea.
9. Your muscles feel sore when you didn’t workout.
Have you ever realized that you’re clenching your jaw for no reason? Do you ever have aching muscles or a backache that you can’t trace to a particular activity? All of the stress and tension associated with anxiety can cause your muscles to flex or partially flex for long periods of time. If this happens often enough, the lactic acid build-up will leave your muscles sore.
These anxiety symptoms are aggravated when your body doesn’t get enough rest. If you have insomnia, you are more likely to experience sore or weak muscles. You may want to consider getting a massage to help relieve some of the soreness and help you get a good night’s rest.
What should I do if I have some or all of these symptoms?
It’s ok to feel this way every now and then. Most people experience anxiety in some way, shape, or form when faced with different situations.
Getting nervous before a test or a presentation is completely normal – as long as the symptoms of anxiety subside afterwards. If you’re not sure, watch the video below on the most common anxiety disorder for a better idea of what to look out for.
However, if these feelings have become a constant state of being, you likely have an anxiety disorder. The good news is: there are a multitude of natural and prescription treatments available, and you are most definitely not alone.
Discuss treatment options with your doctor, to include counseling and/or behavioral therapy. Anxiety doesn’t have to rule your life; so don’t let it!