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When you are stressed or feeling the pressure, how does your body react?

Asked by OpryLeigh (25300points) May 16th, 2010

For example when I am feeling stressed or worried/anxious about something the first thing that tends to happen is that I constantly need the toilet sorry if that is too much information, then I tend to feel very tired and in desperate need of sleep. If the stress lasts more than a few days the physical signs start to show. Stress brings out coldsores, mouth ulcers and headaches.

What does your body do when you are feeling stressed or very low?

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rubberfish's avatar

i have panic attack and take benzodiazpein

janbb's avatar

Rigth now, I’ve had a migraine for about three days so that’s one of them. (I also have the peeing a lot thing, too.) Oh – and I don’t sleep well either.

faye's avatar

I begin to itch. A little rash starts in random places, like an ant bite at first and then so itchy! I have benadryl and aveeno and cortsone cream at hand!!

Vunessuh's avatar

I’ll usually have an anxiety attack.

anartist's avatar

I get tense or I get tired.

SeventhSense's avatar

I get active and start doing lots of physical work. God help the soul who gets in my way or attempts to get me to talk. I just need to “do something”.

Draconess25's avatar

It depends on what I’m stressed about. If it’s something I can fight, that’s what I do. I fight & argue. After being trained to fight my whole life, it’s hard not to. And I have no problem with it. If it’s something out of my control, like my girlfriends getting sick, all that stress & adrenaline builds up & I have a panic attack. hen they get worried, & it makes them sicker, & yeah…...

nailpolishfanatic's avatar

I become really angry and let my anger be bad on other people. Which I really regret doing. But yeah that’s how I react

aprilsimnel's avatar

My stomach churns up really badly and I feel like running away.

DominicX's avatar

For me it usually manifests itself as an uncomfortable feeling in my stomach. Not like I’m going to be sick, but more like someone is repeatedly punching me in the stomach and it comes in waves. My whole body feels tense; the muscles everywhere seem to be tense, especially in my legs.

deni's avatar

i break out. not fun :( other than that i just get tense and cranky.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

I get wicked heartburn or headaches. I have to get rid of the stress by doing something very physical, like a Kung Fu workout or blasting targets. Breaking things usually improves my mood.

Draconess25's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land Does exploding things count as breaking things?

Aethelwine's avatar

@Leanne1986 I need the toilet too! I hate it. I also get very tired. If the stress is very extreme, I end up with a shingles outbreak. I just went through the worst shingles outbreak that I’ve ever had. It was four weeks of hell.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@Draconess25 Very much so.I just had some great fun last week blasting rock.

Draconess25's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land I love exploding things! And just burning them is okay, too.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@Draconess25 C4 relaxes me like a kid with Pla-Doh.~

Draconess25's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land You have C4?! No fair!!!! <<pouts>>

SeventhSense's avatar

Ok now you’re scarin me. Step away from the dynamite..

Draconess25's avatar

@SeventhSense Awww, I’m not that bad!

SeventhSense's avatar

Well they told me no sharp implements either. :P

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@Draconess25 I have a license for it (one of the benefits of 29 years in the Army Corps of Engineers). I do my own blasting work on the farm (rock and tree stumps) and take on a few jobs here and there (excavations, etc). I don’t keep the stuff lying around the house; buy only what I need for a specific job, then destroy the leftovers (C4 just burns if you throw it in a fire). I’ve taught courses in safe handling of explosives. Interested in learning?

Draconess25's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land Lucky….all I have is fireworks.
@SeventhSense I have a katana!

gailcalled's avatar

Obsession with problem, clenching up of stomach and immediate lower back ache. I then talk myself out of them.

tranquilsea's avatar

I end up not sleeping as my mind goes from its usual 500mph to about 2000mph. I wish I could find a way to shut my mind down as it can be very exhausting

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

With an actual panic attack, a real one, my body collapses for a minute or two.

OpryLeigh's avatar

@janbb and @jonsblond Glad I’m not alone in the constant need for the loo thing!

zenele's avatar

@Leanne1986 I hear you, and see you one. We experience similar symptoms, but then I don’t get coldsores, mouth ulcers and headaches. I just get the need for sleep. Then I fluther, and feel better.

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