What does anxiety feel like?

Anxiety looks different on everyone. There are physical effects of anxiety as well as emotional. Some of these sensations will be alien to you, but some you may know all too well.

  • Agitation
  • Worry
  • Restlessness
  • Fatigue and feeling tired more often than not
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Tense muscles
  • Trouble sleeping, insomnia
  • Panic attacks
  • Avoiding social situations due to personality changes
  • Irrational fears
  • Sense of dread
  • Feeling on edge
  • Notably strong/irregular heartbeat
  • Shaking or trembling
  • Feeling sick
  • Headache
  • Stomach ache
Clara Jennison
Clara has been writing for Eddins Counseling Group since 2020. She is a writer, editor, and researcher.

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