When I was a young girl, I believe in a happy ending. I always dreamed of a love story that would make me feel like I am in heaven. I have this positive outlook regarding marital bonds because my parents were my example with their unconditional love for each other. As I grew up, I maintain a happy and positive attitude towards relationships, despite not working according to what I want.
But after a few years of being married, I started losing hope that happy endings exist. I became a battered wife, and I get physically hurt as often as I could remember. At first, I thought perhaps it was another form of unconditional love that my parents didn’t show me. Or perhaps, the whole marital experience is too much to handle. That is why my husband feels pressured. But after another more years, there came emotional and sexual abuse.
With all the sufferings, I became unrealistically fearful. I got diagnosed with anxiety disorder along with depression and PTSD. I became miserable with these mental illnesses around me. I can’t explain further details, so let me try and open it up through these frequently asked questions.
How does anxiety affect you physically?
Anxiety can affect you physically both in the short and long term. It increases your breathing and heart rate. That is entirely normal as the good effects of anxiety help prepare you to face an intense situation. However, if the condition tends to get too intense, you might start to feel lightheaded and nauseous.
What are the main signs of anxiety?
The common signs of anxiety include the feeling of nervousness, panic, increasing heart rate, sweating, trembling, and breathing rapidly. It also includes signs of restlessness or fatigue and trouble concentrating, and overthinking about too much unnecessary worry.
What are the physical sensations of anxiety?
Anxiety can cause several unpleasant experiences of related physical sensations. Some of which can come in the form of a panic attack that can be characterized by distressing physical feelings, such as accelerated heart rate, trembling, shaking, chest pain, and shortness of breath.
What are the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety?
Anxiety can cause physical symptoms such as stomach pain, digestive trouble, sweating, trembling, rapid breathing, increased heart rate, and weakness or fatigue. It can also cause other sleep-related issues such as insomnia.
How do you calm an anxious stomach?
Home and natural remedies are proven safe and effective in treating an anxious stomach. You can Try herbal remedies or use some calming diffuser oils or incenses. It is also recommended to avoid caffeine, especially coffee and other carbonated drinks. It is important to find space to relax so you can practice deep breathing, meditation, and mindfulness.
How do you stop anxiety sickness?
To some extent, anxiety can cause mild to severe sickness, leading to nausea and even vomiting. With that, you need to pay attention to your mind and body. If you can, slowly sip a glass of clear and cold water to calm yourself down. Take long, deep breaths as well so you can refocus and ease your mind from physical pain. You must consider changing your clothes and choose outfits that are comfortable enough and do not restrict your stomach.
What does an anxiety attack feel like?
Anxiety often gives you a crazy and weird feeling that you are somehow losing control. Usually, it gives you palpitations or chest pain. It also makes you feel weak like you are going to pass out at any moment. It makes you experience a choking sensation caused by troubled breathing.
Does anxiety go away if you tend to ignore it?
Though in some instances, mild anxiety tends to go away even without therapy and medication. Some severe conditions require specific attention. That is because chronic anxiety often persists and eventually gets worse. Thus, there is no way you can ignore it, especially when its symptoms are already affecting your daily duties and social responsibilities.
What are the five emotional signs of stress?
There are a lot of emotional signs that can relate to anxiety. However, the five most common symptoms include:
- Always feeling on edge.
- Having a sense of unworthiness.
- Lacking energy.
- Being always unwilling.
- Having self-doubt.
- Getting too sensitive and emotional.
Can your stomach hurt from being nervous?
The effects of stress and anxiety vary in many ways. However, one common symptom includes stomach-aches. The mental condition can have a powerful impact on the connection between the gut and the brain. Anxiety can cause worse physical symptoms such as abdominal cramps as it affects the stomach and intestine-specific nervous system called the enteric nervous system.
Can anxiety make you feel weird?
Unfortunately, yes. Anxiety can show symptoms that you often can’t explain. The strange sensation causes feelings of tingling and numbness. Usually, you get to feel it in almost every part of the body. But commonly, you get to experience the weird feeling on the face, hands, arms, feet, and legs.
How do I get rid of the stress in my life?
Stress is inevitable, but certain methods can help you get rid of it. These include staying fit and physically active, getting enough sleep, taking supplements, drinking enough water, and eating healthy foods. You also need to spend more time with your family and friends, focus on less alcohol and caffeine consumption, and avoid smoke and junk foods. Be mindful of changing your lifestyle one step at a time so you can stay away from additional pressure.
How do you know if you have emotional stress?
Emotional stress can be quite different from what you thought it would be. There are instances that sometimes you will assume what you are feeling is normal. However, when there is too much irritability, anger, or restlessness present, and when there is a constant negative feeling of unworthiness, you need to immediately seek professional help.
When should I see a doctor about anxiety and stress?
You should consult a medical professional if you feel that your excessive is already interfering with your daily life. These include your hygiene, work or school, social life, and romantic relationship.
Despite all those heartaches and emotional torture I encountered for the past nine years, I still believe in a happy ending. But right now, I know it does not come from a marital relationship as I found my true happiness along with my clear thoughts, regulated emotions, and strong mental health.