Cautionary statements about medical and health aspects like heart attacks or seizures seem to be surfacing all over American radio of late. TV and radio commercials inform us what to do in case we feel dizziness, passing out, numbness, and so on. But, very seldom will we hear an ad clarifying common anxiety symptoms, which is particularly lame considering many us have them and are often confused by these symptoms.
Going through anxiety symptoms is extremely common in our society today, since we face anxious circumstances on a recurring basis. Whether it’s the dismay that we might be astray in an unknown location or we’re going to be late for a date or when the office phone rings out of the blue, we all feel angst at some point in our lives. Many people however may feel anxiety symptoms for seemingly no cause at all, and can confuse these symptoms with the symptoms of getting a cardiac arrest or some other medical condition. Those who suffer from anxiety attacks regularly confuse these symptoms.
Anxiety symptoms are obviously different for everyone, and sometimes it’s apparent that you’re just feeling anxiety – right before speaking on stage, when they’re about to get married, when you open your front door and see a couple of thugs standing there; these circumstances could easily make any of us stressed and panic ridden! But for many of us, anxiety symptoms could also include shallow breathing, heart constrictions, vommiting, chest pains, constricted breathing, tingling or numbness in the fingers, face, or toes. Stomach aches, and headaches are not unheard of either. You can appreciate how these could easily be misdiagnosed as a cardiac arrest or asthma or any number of other conditions.
If you get these anxiety symptoms on a frequent basis, and especially if they seem to show up for no reason, you should probably consult with your doctor. For starters, you’ll want to rule out the possibility of it being a cardiac arrest or something that serious. Then, he or she can prescribe drugs or therapies that can help you live with the anxiety symptoms while at the same time working with you to figure out why you’re tense and anxious to begin with. You might have some chemical imbalances in the brain or might need to try some new positive techniques on how to think about stressful situations so that you’ll be able to minimize the onset of an anxiety attack before it gets too serious.
I managed to beat my anxiety disorder after a lot of struggling and pulling my family through the agony with me. The cure I used was totally natural, drug-free and did not require lengthy counseling – I’m overjoyed to report that I’ve been free of anxiety for a few years now, I only wish I had used it years sooner.
You can read more about the program that saved my life at my how to cure anxiety blog.