In this video we’ll be covering 10 anxiety symptoms so that you’ll be able to identify the condition quickly. Hey I’m dan I have Asperger’s syndrome, OCD ADHD dyslexia and anxiety, I make weekly videos on autism and mental health so consider subscribing to learn more So we’ll be covering 10 of the most common anxiety symptoms and right at the end of the video I’m gonna’ give you three facts about stuff that you didn’t really realise about anxiety. Hey everybody Welcome back to the Aspie World, so anxiety is a pain in the butt, now I should know this because I do suffer from anxiety. Having Autism I’m actually susceptible to anxiety and it exists comorbidly with me so mainly I get social anxiety but somtimes I do have the anxiety were it kind of comes on all of a sudden and you don’t know what to do you don’t know how to help it and it’s kind of like, you get an anxiety attack and you think where did, this come from? How is this, and it’s just you know it is exhausting I actually use this fidget toy called Klixx I’ll leave a link in the description below so you guys can get one for yourself and it really helps me when I’m getting feeling anxious or feeling like an attack coming on I get to play with this thing and it’s just super cool I really enjoy it. So I thought I’d share that tip with you. So a lot of people don’t know what anxiety disorders are or or what anxiety is and some people actually suffer from the condition but don’t actually respod to the symptoms that the body is telling them and they may have not know that they have anxiety so we’re gonna’ cover 10 of the most common ones within this video. So first up we have headaches now when people are experiencing a panic attack or an anxious attack or feeling anxious or having an anxiety attack they feel a presure in their head like a tension in their head and it’s the band that goes around the head here and they become very overwhelmed by this it can feel like their head’s about to explode it could feel like there’s a lot pressure building up in their head, and this is very very common for people who are experiencing anxiety related disorder or an anxiety attack about to come one next up is quite an interesting one a lot of people will feel dizzy when building up to an anxiety attack or having anxiety they’ll feel dizzy where they may feel light headed like they’re gonna’ fall over their head spins a bit, they’re feeling a bit light headed and it’s a really interesting one because your body is trying to breath in oxygen maybe it’s taking too much in maybe it’s taking in too little and it’s upsetting how your brain is functioning to the fact that it’s thinking, oh am I going to stand up, am I going to fall over? and it’s very difficult this is something to note because if you’re experiencing this and you have these headaches then if you keep watching you may may actually realise that you suffer from an anxiety disorder so the next one is weakness of legs or (jelly legs) you find it because like adrenalin pumps through your body so with anxiety and stress it simulates the fight of flight simulation within your body where basically you’ll have a you know if your in imminent danger will cause your body to react in a certain way so of course a shot of adrenalin from your body into your body it’s kind of like useless if your not running away from danger if your not ready to fight something or hunt a bear with your bare hands I dunno’ that was a bit stretched but still this kind of adrenalin into your body causes all crazyness and it actually hits your legs and your body a lot so you may shake a bit but your legs will become like jelly and loose and stuff and a lot of people think that if they sit down and do nothing this will help but actually the way to help it is to actually kind of go with it, walk your legs, move your legs ad burn up all of that adrenalin that you have actually just had expelled into your body, because that’s the best way to over come it, but this is something to always remember is that if your feely very anxious or having an anxiety attack you may experience jelly legs syndrome and that’s what it is. ok so the next one is kind of obvious I guess if you’re familiar with anxiety which is heart palpitations now a lot of people will feel like they’ll get heart palpitations on their chest and then they’ll be like, I’m not sure why I’m getting these heart palpitations and they may be quite worried from it and again the heart palpitations are just your body getting it’s self ready for an adrenalin rush to go and fight something because again anxiety simulates the fight of flight scenario where there is no fight and you’re just getting all this adrenalin ready to pump and do something crazy and you don’t do it ok so the next one is sweating the body produces sweat when you’re in a fight or flight situation sweating is a crazy one when you’re having an anxiety attack because you’ll start sweating your body temperature will raise but you may feel cold it could be like a cold sweat or a nervous sweat the sweat you get sometimes when you are really nervous and again it’s the whole adrenalin thing and it’s just something to look out for because if your getting really really sweaty in a situation were there is no imminent danger ad there’s nothing crazy going on but you’re having this attack it’s something to look out for so sweating is a symptom so having a sore neck tender muscles like if you have a lot of stress and anxiety will cause the neck and the back of the neck here and your shoulder blades to kind of become quite tense and your muscle will become really really tense and you’ll tense up a bit and this is a typical common characteristic of an anxiety related issues or a symptom of anxiety disorder so kind of massage your neck a little bit yourself or have somebody massage it for you or if you are having this issue then go and rest and just lay down but it’s a really common one and a lot of people negate this and they go oh well you know my neck is just sore and they don’t really realise that it’s part of this anxiety symptoms that’s occurring in their body it’s pretty interesting. Ok the next one is chest pain and shortness of breath so a lot of people feel like there is an elephant sitting on their chest sometimes and like a lot of chest pain and they get short of breath because they cannot take in enough oxygen and again this is part of the panic attack and it’s because of the respiratory part of your body here and your lungs are trying to take in oxygen again because they are nervous or they are getting anxious because of the fight or flight situation and it turns out that the chest feels pressure and really heavy and you find it hard to breath this is an interesting one, the best way to over come this is to just take in a deep breath and slowly breath out and take in a deep breath and slowly breath out do that three times and you should get rid of some of that pain around your chest. Ok so the next one is stomach issues or IBS and digestive issues. A lot of people who suffer from anxiety disorders and comorbid disorders with anxiety related disorders will get IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or they will have some issues with their digestion and it’s because the body it effects the brain responds to anxiety with stomach pains and this is quite an interesting one if you’re feeling really stressed or anxious or your having an anxiety attack you may feel like you have a really bad stomach ache and it could cause things like diarrhoea or constipation or cramping and these are always something to look out for because if you are not somebody who get’s these types of stuff but you do when it’s like you have some of the other common symptoms of anxiety so it’s always worth noting that if you have a few symptoms together it could be an anxiety disorder ok so the second to last one here now is increased heart rate a lot of people experience heart rate increase and feel like they’re having a heart attack or they are having some issues or they’re having like a heart issue right then and there and it’s not really that it’s just a raised heart rate happens because again the fight or flight thing you have adrenalin going through your body your heart rate will increase and you will feel that, you may actually feel that in your neck here as well and the sides of your ears and your jaw here and down this part here of your neck because of the vain’s that carry the bloody to the brain are here and of course if you have an increased heart rate then these will start to pulse a bit so you may if you have come across this before then it’s part of this condition the last one is fatigue and exhaustion a lot of people find that they are feeling very tired and that they have no motivation they are completely exhausted they get up and they can barely get out of bed they feel like they can’t get on with the day it’s because the body is trying to do all this stuff and is fighting the anxious feeling and it feels like it’s running a marathon it thinks that it is fighting something all the time but it’s not you are getting all the triggers as if you are fighting off evil monsters but your just sitting down and having an anxiety attack or a panic attack caused by an anxiety disorder and this is something that is very common and needs to be dealt with you need to rest and stay calm stay focused eat good foods that are gonna’ give you energy and maybe some exercise will defiantly over come that tiredness, and I know that kind of seems like an oxymoron because if you are tired how are you going to exercise but it will help build energy and get you feeling a bit more like yourself so I promised you that I would tell you three interesting facts that you probably didn’t know about anxiety disorder and I’m gonna’ do that right now, but before that I’m just going to ask you a question and I want to know what d you think the best method of staying relaxed is when you have an anxiety disorder, is it like yoga and exercise or would you say that it’s reading a book or doing something creative or like playing games and stuff? Let me know in the comments below, I’d like to know what you guys think is the best way to relax or overcome the symptoms of an anxiety disorder ok so fact number one is that anxiety disorders are commonly comorbid with other conditions like I have Asperger’s syndrome and I know people with ADHD with anxiety or bipolar all of the neurodiverse classifications of conditions maybe comorbid meaning they could have anxiety disorder and bipolar disorder or anxiety disorder and autism and this is so common I did a video on autism and Asperger’s and if you are interested in checking out the symptoms of Asperger’s and autism, please click the card above here to check that out. Fact number two is anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issues in the United States of America and this is crazy because it out weighs depression and all sorts so anxiety disorders are the biggest ones facing America right now. Fact number 3 women are actually at a higher risk than men for getting an anxiety disorder or developing an anxiety related disorder which is quite interesting concidering I know a lot of males who have an anxiety related disorder which means that it’s going to way more common in women so there is going to be a lot more women out there who suffer with this. Thanks for watching guys give this video a thumbs up and I’ll see you next time, PEACE!