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  • Writer's pictureHayley McAuley

What no-one tells you about anxiety

So let's talk about anxiety! Lots of people use it as a word to describe feeling a little bit worried about something. or to describe the butterflies they feel in their tummy before an exam, or before walking down the aisle, for example.

Is that all anxiety is?

Absolutely not!

Anxiety is so much more than feeling a little nervous. It can be a really debilitating issue and the more you can recognise the signs, the quicker it will be to work through what's causing this and to get some help if you need it.

Here are some of the signs that you could be suffering from anxiety:

  • Trembling

  • Tiredness

  • Muscle aches

  • Tension

  • Feeling sick

  • Headache

  • Sweating

  • Shortness of breath

  • Increased heart rate

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Insomnia

  • Pins and needles

  • Irritability

  • Restlessness

Many of these signs can also be symptoms of other health conditions, so your first and foremost course of action is to see your GP to investigate the cause of the symptoms. If anxiety is diagnosed, then psychotherapy can really help to alleviate the symptoms and get to the root cause.

Don't suffer alone, there is help when you need it.

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