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Stress Symptoms: Stress Guide

Stress is difficult for professionals to define because it is a highly subjective phenomenon that differs for each of us. Things that are distressful for some individuals can be pleasurable for others. We also respond to stress differently. Some people blush, some eat more while others grow pale or eat less. There are numerous physical as well as emotional responses as illustrated by the following list of 50 common signs and symptoms of stress.

50 Common Signs and Symptoms of Stress

List of 50 common signs and symptoms of stress

1. Frequent headaches, jaw clenching or pain
2. Gritting, grinding teeth
3. Stuttering or stammering
4. Tremors, trembling of lips, hands
5. Neck ache, back pain, muscle spasms
6. Light headedness, faintness, dizziness
7. Ringing in the ears
8. Frequent blushing, sweating
9. Dry mouth, problems swallowing
10. Cold or sweaty hands, feet
11. Frequent colds, infections
12. Rashes, itching, hives, “goose bumps”
13. Unexplained or frequent allergy attacks
14. Heartburn, stomach pain, nausea
15. Excess belching, flatulence
16. Constipation, diarrhea
17. Difficulty breathing, sighing
18. Sudden attacks of panic
19. Chest pain, palpitations
20. Frequent urination
21. Low sexual drive or performance
22. Excess anxiety, worry, guilt, nervousness
23. Increased anger, frustration, hostility
24. Depression, frequent or intense mood swings
25. Increased or decreased appetite
26. Insomnia, nightmares, disturbing dreams
27. Difficulty concentrating, racing thoughts
28. Trouble learning new information
29. Forgetfulness, disorganization, confusion
30. Difficulty in making decisions
31. Feeling overwhelmed
32. Frequent crying spells or suicidal thoughts
33. Feelings of loneliness or worthlessness
34. Little interest in appearance, punctuality
35. Nervous habits, feet tapping, fidgeting
36. Increased frustration, irritability
37. Overreaction to petty annoyances
38. Increased number of minor accidents
39. Obsessive/compulsive behaviors
40. Reduced work productivity
41. Lies or excuses to cover up poor work
42. Rapid or mumbled speech
43. Excessive defensiveness or suspiciousness
44. Problems with communication
45. Social withdrawal or isolation
46. Constant tiredness, weakness, fatigue
47. Frequent use of over-the-counter drugs
48. Weight gain or loss without diet
49. Increased smoking, alcohol, or drug use
50. Excessive gambling or impulse buying

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Signs and Symptoms of Stress Overload

It is important to learn how to recognize when your stress levels are “out of control” or having an adverse effect. The signs and symptoms of stress overload can be almost anything. Stress affects the mind, body, and behavior in many ways, and everyone experiences stress differently.

Three common ways that people respond when they are overwhelmed by stress are:

1. An angry or agitated stress response. You may feel heated, keyed-up, overly emotional, and unable to sit still.
2. A withdrawn or depressed stress response. You shut down, space out, and show very little energy or emotion.
3. Both a tens and frozen stress response. You “freeze” under pressure and feel like you can’t do anything. You look paralyzed, but under the surface you may feelextremely agitated.

Common Warning Symptoms of Stress

The following lists some of the common warning signs and symptoms of stress. The more signs and symptoms you notice in yourself, the closer you might be to feeling stress overload.

Cognitive Symptoms:

• Memory problems
• Inability or difficulty concentrating
• Poor judgment
• Seeing only the negative
• Anxious, racing, or ruminating thoughts
• Constant worrying

Emotional Symptoms:

• Moodiness
• Irritability or short-tempered
• Agitation, inability to relax
• Feeling overwhelmed
• Sense of loneliness or isolation
• Depression or general unhappiness

Physical Symptoms:

• Aches and pains, muscle tension
• Diarrhea or constipation
• Nausea, dizziness, or butterflies in the stomach
• Chest pain or rapid heartbeat
• Loss of sex drive
• Frequent colds
• Shallow breathing and sweating

Behavioral Symptoms:

• Eating more or less
• Sleeping too much or too little
• Isolating yourself from others
• Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities• Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax
• Nervous habits (nail biting, pacing)

Keep in mind that the signs and symptoms of stress also can be caused by other psychological and medical problems. If you’re experiencing any of the warning signs of stress, it’s important to see a doctor for an evaluation. Your doctor can help you determine whether or not your symptoms are stress related.

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