Jenny Brookes BPS

Anxiety Symptoms

“Anxiety symptoms can be terrifying, frustrating and overwhelming, but NOT harmful…

The information you are about to read is the most important information and solution to anxiety disorders and it’s symptoms that I have ever come across. The treatment of anxiety disorders and symptoms isn’t complex; in fact it’s very simple. I never thought it was possible that a disorder like anxiety that is considered to be so complex can be cured so simply – now I help people become 100% anxiety free.”
Jenny Brookes BSc, MSc Psychologist

First of all…

…for clarity… the sensations and thoughts you experience during anxiety are NOT anxiety ‘symptoms’ at all, but the normal, expected physical manifestations of anxiety (the emotion of fear).

Symptoms are only there in illness… you are NOT ill.

Anxiety symptoms can affect a sufferer both physically and emotionally, but it is important to note that none of these anxiety symptoms represents a threat to a sufferer. Anxiety symptoms are caused by an exaggerated emotional response, which is controlled by the subconscious mind. The Amygdala assists in controlling anxiety levels.

Your anxiety condition has three major components that determine the kind of anxiety symptoms experienced:

Firstly, there is a psycho-physiological (physical) component, which produces anxiety symptoms such as palpitations (racing heart), breathlessness, dizziness and sweating. This component produces anxiety symptoms which affect us on a purely physiological level and are mostly as a direct result of adrenalin released during the ‘fight or fight’ response.

Secondly, there is a psychological component, characterised by anxiety symptoms such as irritability, obsessions, loss of concentration and deep feelings of fear. These anxiety symptoms may be constant, or may be more intense during an anxiety attack (panic attack). Like the physiological anxiety symptoms, these are harmless, but they can make the sufferer feel helpless and desperate.

Thirdly, there may be an interpersonal component featuring an inclination to cling to other people for reassurance. Because anxiety symptoms cause such a vast range of sensations and thoughts, the sufferer often withdraws socially in order to protect themselves from potentially anxiety-provoking situations and stimuli. This can cause agoraphobia, a condition, which is commonly referred to as a ‘stand alone’ condition as opposed to an anxiety symptom.

Agoraphobia, like all anxiety conditions, disappears as the anxiety level is reduced during recovery. None of our clients remain agoraphobic after recovery is completed.

Common Anxiety Symptoms

  • Smothering sensations and shortness of breath
  • Racing heart, slow heart beat, palpitations
  • Chest Pain
  • Globus Hystericus – ‘Lump in throat’ and difficulty swallowing
  • Blanching (colour loss in the skin)
  • Excessive Perspiration (sweating)
  • Shaking or shivering (visibly or internally)
  • Pain or numbness in the head, face, arms, neck or shoulders
  • Rapid gastric emptying
  • Indigestion, heartburn, constipation and diarrhoea
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Symptoms of urinary tract infection
  • Increased need to urinate
  • Skin rashes
  • Weakness/tingling in arms, hands or feet
  • ‘Electric shock’ feelings (anywhere in the body)
  • Dry mouth
  • Insomnia
  • Nightmares
  • Fears of going mad or losing control
  • Increased depression and suicidal feelings
  • Aggression
  • Symptoms like ‘flu’
  • Distorted vision
  • Disturbed hearing
  • Hormone problems
  • Headaches and feelings of having a ‘tight band around head’
  • Sore eyes
  • Agoraphobia
  • Hallucinations
  • ‘Creeping’ or ‘pins and needles’ sensations in the skin
  • Increased sensitivity to light, sound, touch, and smell
  • Hyperactivity
  • Dramatic increase in sexual feelings
  • Pain in the face or jaw (resembling toothache)
  • Derealisation and Depersonalisation
  • Panic Attacks
  • OCD – Obsessive thoughts and compulsions
  • Pure O – Inappropriate/strange thoughts

Although these anxiety symptoms feel horrific and scary, the effects are harmless. The word ‘feel’ is the key here; the anxiety symptoms experienced are just feelings… sensations of a true emotional response that have become inappropriately activated as a response to danger – even when no real danger is present.

You see, anxiety is an emotion (fear), like happiness or sadness but, because anxiety produces some fairly intense physical and emotional responses due to its ‘physical’ nature, the sufferer becomes trapped in a cycle of fear and anxiety symptoms.

If fear didn’t FEEL extreme it could be ignored which would be so dangerous… no one wants to ignore a speeding bus, a tiger or a man with a gun!

Anxiety symptoms cannot cause any actual harm as they are simply exaggerated experiences of normal bodily sensations and reactions. However, if anxiety symptoms intensify and interfere with normal day-to-day activities, it is necessary to take appropriate action to eliminate them before they become too intrusive or dramatically reduce the sufferer’s experience of life.

By following our structured, simple but supportive programme, it is possible to reverse the formation of anxiety symptoms and erase any inappropriate anxiety completely and permanently and tens of thousands of our ex clients stand as testimony to that fact… they have experienced a programme that forces the ONLY possible anxiety elimination mechanism in the brain to activate.

 

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