If I haven't said welcome before, welcome!
I was diagnosed with GAD 17 years ago and I guess what I experience most of the time is a "free floating anxiety" where I feel uneasy for no particular reason. I'm also very jumpy and hyper and my speaking can sometimes get fast and blurry.
Here are some of the most commonly listed symptoms of GAD.
mind becomes alert
heart rate increases, blood pressure rises, sweating increases
mouth gets dry, increased thirst
breathing rate increases
immune response decreases
feelings of fear and apprehension, as if you are going ‘crazy’ or about to die
feeling sick or nauseous
trembling and shaking, restlessness
butterflies in the stomach
startling easily, irritability
feeling out of control
In the long term, if anxiety goes untreated, the following symptoms can become a problem:
fatigue, depression, insomnia
jumping at sudden noises
feeling ‘burnt out’ at work or at home
muscle aches and pains, such as migraines, from persistent tension
losing interest in activities usually enjoyed - socialising etc.
digestion and stomach problems
ongoing difficulties with relationships
What kind of meds do you take? I find that caffienne and msg will make my symptoms worse until I turn into some kind of hyper bunny!! I hope this helps you out a little. Again, welcome to the forum.
Panic Attack Survivor
Weekend Warrior Princess