Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. While anxiety can be a relay of important information about your surroundings sometimes, the cause of anxiety is hard to spot. Everyone feels some level of anxiety once in a while. But overwhelming, recurring, or “out of nowhere” dread can be profoundly impactful or even unbearable. When anxiety interferes like this, talking to a therapist can help.

People can show signs of anxiety in many ways. Some may become more talkative, battle repetitive thoughts in their minds privately, withdraw, or self-isolate. Even people who seem outgoing, friendly, or fearless can have anxiety. Since anxiety has many symptoms it may appear different from one person to the next. Regardless of why you are anxious or how it makes you feel or act, this is no way to live. You deserve to live a life free from the burden of excessive anxiety.

Symptoms of Anxiety Include:

  • Feelings of panic, fear, and nervousness
  • Uncontrollable, obsessive thinking
  • Obsessive thoughts, concerns, or worries
  • Excessive sweating or numbness in the hands or feet
  • Shortness of breath, hyperventilation
  • Rapid heart rate or chest pain
  • An inability to be still and calm
  • Dry mouth, nausea, dizziness
  • Feeling on-edge
  • Low energy or quick to fatigue
  • Having difficulty concentrating; mind going blank
  • Irritability
  • Muscle tension
  • Having sleep problems, such as difficulty falling and staying asleep

The good news is that anxiety and the accompanying symptoms can be treated. All emotions are normal, but when they become chronic or debilitating then getting help to address the symptoms is very beneficial. You can overcome your anxiety and we are here to help. Get back to doing the things you love to do. Find peace and happiness once again. Renew your commitment to family and friends. Anxiety has taken far too much of your life. Don’t let it have another day. Take the first step towards healing. There has never been a better time to get help for your anxiety than right now. Call Novatu now to schedule your appointment with a counselor: (910) 515-4556 ext. 2