Symptoms of stress
Stress can manifest itself in different ways, depending on the type of stress suffered or the phase in which each person is. So, they get worse as it gets worse and goes from acute to acute episodic or chronic, or when it goes past the alarm phase and settles into the resistance or exhaustion phase.
In any case, the symptoms can be of different types:
1) Physical: the symptoms of this type are many and very varied, depending on each person and the type of stress they suffer:
- excessive sweating, especially in the hands.
- feet with cold hands.
- muscle tension, usually in the back and neck (contractures).
- Alteration of breathing.
- Tingling in the stomach.
- Intestinal cramps.
- diarrhea or constipation.
- Increased heart rate.
- Increased blood pressure.
- Migraine-type headaches.
- Chest tightness.
- Difficulty swallowing.
- Dry mouth.
- The appearance of sores on the oral mucosa.
- exacerbation of eczema.
- Cold hands and feet.
- Sexual dysfunction.
- Absence or increased appetite.
- state of nervousness.
- Fear or panic
- I want to cry.
- Mood swings.
- Disproportionate concern.
- Desire to scream.
- Don’t stop moving.
- Nervous laughter.
- An abrupt attitude in dealing with other people.
- appearance of nervous tics
- Disorders in sexual activity, such as the absence of sexual desire,
- Sleep disturbances (insomnia or excessive sleep)
- need to eat compulsively or have a loss of appetite.
- Nervous Tics.
- Sexual problems.
- Overeating or not doing it
- Drink or smoke more than you usually do.
- Difficulty concentrating.
- Memory alterations.
- not being able to make decisions.
- Repetitive thoughts.
- Catastrophic ideas.
- slowness in the development of logical thinking
- feeling of being in over our heads with the circumstances.
- the feeling of failure.
- There is a need for something to happen that ends the situation at the stroke of a pen.
Another common problem is that when a person realizes they are in a stressful situation, the symptoms can get worse when they feel like they can’t do anything about it. It’s important to know that stress can be treated, whether it’s short-term acute stress or long-term chronic stress, so it’s best to talk to a professional.