Anxiety - Effects On Your Body.

March 3, 2017

 

'Living with anxiety is like being follows by a voice. It knows all your insecurities and uses them against you. It gets to the point when it is the loudest voice in the room. The only one you can hear.' 

 

 

 

 

Anxiety is very paralysising and isolating at its worst. People who suffer with anxiety will understand this but friends and family who have never been affected by anxiety won't realise how bad things can feel/get. 

 

 

 

Anxiety - the effects on your body!

Do these sound familiar?

 

 

-headaches

-chest pains

-dizzy

-tiredness

-dry mouth

-flushing/chills

-tension 

-shortness of breath

-low apetite or craving certain foods ( for me nuts )

-nausea 

-palpitations

-stomach pains

-trembling

-pins and needles

-butterflies

-bladder weakness / diarrhoea 

-jelly legs

-shakiness 

 

You may also experience;

-mind racing

-dizzy / disoriented 

-possible sleep disturbances 

-feeling breathless or breathing fast

-nausea, lack of appetite

-restless

-jelly legs

-vision - strange or blurred

-difficulty swallowing

-trembling

-sweating or shivering

-wanting to run

 

 

If you see a friend or a family begin suffering with any of these try to calm them, put a film on, get them some water, give them a hug, lie them down, get them some music. 

If you, yourself are beginning to suffer with anxiety or a panic attack calm yourself by lying down and thinking of good memories, go for a bath, lie down and put your music in. Don't panic further! 

Distract your mind as much as you possibly can. 

Know that you are never alone and so many of us suffer from these symptoms everyday. We just have to keep them under control and deal with them the best we can.

 

 

 

What symptoms do you suffer? How do you cope? Are your friends and family supportive? What triggers you?

Talking and being open can show you that you aren't alone and can really help you. So really don't hesitate to reach out.

 

 

 

Thank you for reading,

Love and peace - S xoxo

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SOPHIE'S
COOKING TIPS

#1
Feeling sluggish and rubbish when you have woken up? Get boosting up on bananas the more the better - they will help settle your stomach, boosting digestion, they are a mood enhancer, they will give you the energy you need and keep you full. Buy my book for banana receipe ideas.
 
#2
Wake up every morning and ATLEAST have one glass of lemon water before doing anything else! Ideally try to drink a litre of water. The lemon wakes up your digestive system ready for the day and has great cleansing properties.
 
#3
Check your dairy and meat intake - dairy can sit in your system for up to seven days unable to digest properly. Meaning other foods also get neglected and nurtients aren't absorbed properly and you feel extremely bloated. Go and smell your food bin, your stomach will be in that state. Rotting foods in your belly - hmm nice.
 
#4
DO NOT FEAR CARBS - THEY ARE NOT THE ENEMY! CARB UP!!
Bananas, Rice, Potatoes, Leafy Greens, Corn, Beans, Lentils etc PACK THEM IN GO MAD.
 
#5
NEVER COUNT CALORIES - NEVER RESTRICT!! These restriction 'starvation' diets who tell you to only eat 500 calories a day then have a treat day - where you binge out and eat WAY too much, is simply messing up your metabolism and on your binge days yours body stores all the fat meaning you gain weight because it knows it is going to go back into starvation mode and needs to hold onto every little thing it can. HELLO WEIGHT GAIN. 

Life is too short not to live it to the full, making yourself happy.

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