We may have never had anything wrong with us before but then start to get physical sensations that occur and they might come from nowhere.
We may have been dealing with things fine and suddenly our body is having a reaction to something or we are feeling overwhelmed by emotions or physical symptoms and we don’t know why.
We may have started having such strong physical symptoms that we think there must be something wrong with us and think we might be dying because of what we are feeling physically.
Physical symptoms and panic attacks can be worrying and scary because we may not know what it is or why this has started. We may not think we are stressed, or know that we are stressed, or think that we have been dealing with the stresses quite well up until now.
I always say to people we definitely need to get things checked out with our doctor (General Practitioner) or if it feels a lot more serious at the time is to either consult emergency services or go to the hospital to rule out anything that could be more serious. Some of the symptoms we might experience could be anxiety/panic attacks but it could also be something that a medical professional needs to diagnose and treat.
This is because the symptoms we might experience also can identify other conditions that may need to be treated by medication. I think that is one of the worries we may have sometimes when we start to experience the symptoms, not knowing what is causing this and I didn’t have this before.
It was one of the main reasons I became a counsellor was due to having physical symptoms from my body. Sometimes it was low-level symptoms and I could go about my day and work and it would affect me but I could still do my job. Other days I would be on the floor from the symptoms and just not able to get up at all and then other days would be somewhere on the spectrum between those places. There would even be some days where I wouldn’t feel the effects of the physical symptoms at all. Those days would be great because I could do whatever I needed to do and not feel the effects but sometimes I would worry if something was just going to come on and not know when or if.
Symptoms of anxiety