Do you think you might be suffering from stress and/or anxiety? See the most common symptoms below.

Self-diagnosis of stress
If you can answer yes to 5 or more of these symptoms then you may be suffering with stress:
• Obesity and Over-eating
• Increased or excessive drinking of alcohol
• Loss of appetite
• If you smoke – you’ll smoke more
• Increased coffee consumption
• Excessive and continuing irritability with other people
• Substance Abuse
• You can’t make decisions, large or small.
• Unable to concentrate – (common symptom of stress)
• Increased and suppressed anger
• Unable to cope with life, feeling out of control
• Jump from one job to another without finishing things
• Excessive emotion & crying at small irritations
• Lack of interest in anything other than work
• Permanently tired even after sleep – (another very common symptom of stress)
• Decreased sex drive / libido
• Stress can cause nail biting

Symptoms of anxiety
Some of the most common physical symptoms of anxiety are:
• Increased heart rate
• Increased muscle tension
• “Jelly legs”
• Tingling in the hands and feet
• Hyperventilation (over breathing)
• Dizziness
• Difficulty in breathing
• Wanting to use the toilet more often
• Feeling sick
• Tight band across the chest area
• Tension headaches
• Hot flushes
• Increased perspiration
• Dry mouth
• Shaking
• Choking sensations
• Palpitations

Source: anxietyuk.org.uk

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