Physical Stress Symptoms

If the following symptoms occur on a regular basis then they could be stress related and it is advisable to seek medical advice:

  1. Suffer from frequent headaches or migraines.
  2. Often feel fatigued and worn out.
  3. Fitful sleep.
  4. If awakened you find it difficult to fall asleep again.
  5. Lump in throat/difficult in swallowing.
  6. Experience digestive upsets.
  7. Recurrent or persistent stomach ulcers.
  8. Exercise infrequently.
  9. Grind your teeth.
  10. Often engage in finger drumming.
  11. Increased consumption of alcohol or tobacco.
  12. Occasionally suffer from pounding heart.
  13. Exhibit signs of restlessness.
  14. Frequently catch colds or flu.
  15. Drink more than 4 cups of tea or coffee a day.
  16. High blood pressure.
  17. Often aware of body tension.
  18. Accident prone.
  19. You are overweight.
  20. Smoke more than 10 cigarettes a day.
  21. Suffer from chest pains.
  22. Regularly experience tension in back of neck or head.
  23. Experience episodes of diarrhoea.
  24. Have twitching in face or limbs.
  25. Suffer from dizziness, light headedness or faintness.
  26. Unexplained rashes or itches of the skin.
  27. Often take sleeping pills or tranquilisers.
  28. Irritation or wetness around back passage (colitis).
  29. Excessive perspiration especially of hands.
  30. Take mind-altering drugs.

John Townsend

My name is John Townsend and I have been working as a Stress Management Consultant since 1986. My seminar, Get Tough With Stress, has been presented to thousands of people throughout the world and shows people how to toughen up to stress and to transform stressful experiences into valuable learning experiences.

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