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Overcoming Anxiety Symptoms

Knowing exactly what anxiety symptoms are and what to do for overcoming anxiety can make a vital difference between having a full blown anxiety attack and stopping one before it starts. An anxiety attack can come on suddenly and with very little warning and can make the sufferer feel like they want to crawl in a hole and pull the cover over them. If you know the symptoms and how to react in time to them you can head off any anxiety symptoms before they get out of hand.

Here are some of the more common physical anxiety symptoms:

* Shallow breathing
* Pain in your chest
* Racing heartbeat
* Tightening of the chest
* Sweaty palms
* Hot flushes in the face or neck area
* Numbness or tingling in the extremities, shoulders, or neck
* Discomfort in the stomach, nausea, bloating or indigestion
* Visible shaking or trembling

Understanding these symptoms and knowing what you can do about them will help you to prevent future attacks. Here are some of the emotional anxiety symptoms:

* Your mind will be wild with worry
* You will start reacting to pain that is not even there
* You will have intense negative thoughts
* Intense mood swings
* May feel like you are losing control
* You might think that the world is closing around you
* Yes, and you may even think that you are dying

Now that you have some idea of what to expect from anxiety symptoms here are a few dips to help you deal with them:

* Exercise – Start exercising regularly, and if you feel yourself getting anxious you will be able to go for a jog or whichever exercise you prefer. It will help to stop the symptoms from gaining control.

* Sleep – Sleep is extremely important, lack of sleep can lead to stress which is a cause of anxiety. You should make certain that you get all the sleep you can.

* Distraction – When you first feel the symptoms coming on find something that will distract you away from them. Take a shower, listen to music, jog; anything that is enjoyable to you and will take your mind off of your symptoms.

* Always avoid too much alcohol as alcohol is a depressant and will only distract you temporarily and your anxiety will just get worse in the near future.

* Don’t use too much caffeine as caffeine is a stimulant, it’s great for waking up in the morning but too much will only increase your symptoms.

Overcoming your anxiety symptoms is not easy but, I hope that I have given you somewhere to start. There seems to be so much information out there that it is difficult to know what is the best way to proceed with getting rid of your anxiousness? I want you to know that there are things that you can do in the comfort of your own home that will help you with your anxiety symptoms. There is lots of information available on the Internet if you know just where to look.