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signals of stress

  1. dinkan53 profile image78
    dinkan53posted 8 years ago

    when the body is under too much stress it sends out clear distress signals. The effect is reflected through changes in mental, physical, and emotional behaviour and is visible in several forms. Share how stress is reflected in you?

    1. Rod Marsden profile image75
      Rod Marsdenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Chest pains and stomach upset when stress is bad. I haven't had it that bad for some time. If you feel that your chest is expanding and at the same time a spider is building a spider's web across your rib cage then you are highly stressed.

      When you reach a high level of stress slowing down is the best thing you can do even if people are trying to get you to do the complete opposite.

    2. prettydarkhorse profile image65
      prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      irritated easily, but I usually sit down and think about it, I dont let it gets in my way, I find solution and bow down and pray a bit, it helps me, then I smile, and believe I can do something...

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    TMinutposted 8 years ago

    Getting angry easily and restless - changing my daily routine and being very physically active makes all the difference.

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    I get really sick and when it happens it can last from 3wks to 8wks. I get bad earaches and I feel like I have the flu. No kidding it's bad and the Doc gives me happy pills to keep me calm. It's less frequent now but not gone.

  4. Lisa HW profile image78
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    What me?  Stress has pretty much eroded away at me, and there isn't much left these days.  I've been living under horrible stress since, oh, I'd say, around 1981; and after the first couple of decades it starts starts to wear pretty thin.

  5. BeiYin profile image58
    BeiYinposted 8 years ago

    We shouldn't fall into the trap giving the fault to the stress when there are showing up on the different levels of our being. We are the one who is causing the stress and not outside conditions or situations or people.
    It is our attitude when confronting outside happenings, that is causing reactions. It is our 'program' running in our unconscious background that triggers this reactions, showing up in body, mind and emotions. That is felt as 'tension' and the most serious is, that this tension accumulates and...

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    1. Lisa HW profile image78
      Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Spoken by someone who doesn't know some kinds of stress.

      For example, imagine watching your child harmed by someone for years. and suppose you are not able to stop it. (I'm not saying this is a personal situation for me. I'm using it an example it.)  Now, "all one would have to do" is "not react with the very natural response that any normal mother would have in seeing her child (children) intentionally harmed by someone.

      Or, how about one is wrong convicted of a crime and sentenced to 25 years  in prison.  He may be able to thrive on his anger at such injustice, and thrive on the belief that he will one day get justice.  If he "just gives up and decides to be happy to look at being robbed of his life he won't have what it takes to survive mentally.  "Just accepting it" would be too unbearable for him not just for the 25 years but for the rest of his life.

      There are times in life when one either cannot control his reaction, or else must not have a different reaction if he is to survive mentally.  We do not always cause our own stress.

    2. starme77 profile image78
      starme77posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      While I tend to agree with some of wht your saying, stress is a reaction to outside conditions beyond our control, but, it still happens , its not like we can wave some majic wand and make it go away, to worry is a normal human reaction and if we didnt worry about things we would never feel stress , therefore we wouldnt be human. Its our personal ability to handle that stress that makes the difference, some people are good at it, others not so good

      1. Lisa HW profile image78
        Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Something I learned not long ago when researching the effects of nurturing on the development of brain connections was this:   Besides our immune system, our stress response system can be affected by nurturing in the first few years of life.  If a child's brain doesn't "wire" properly in those early years that child may grow up to be someone with a stress response that isn't quite what it should be, for the rest of his life.  In other words, someone could respond more to, say, a minor stress than most people would.  So, if someone got stuck with a stress response system that over-responds, it can be pretty hard for such a person to overcome his own brain's wiring.

  6. Stimp profile image75
    Stimpposted 8 years ago

    I currently have an all over rash that itches like mad from the stresses of a bank who won't release my $$ because I deposited a large check and they claim they have to hold it for 9 DAYS!!!!  Come on, checks clear in a few days.  So, its frustrating cuz I can pay my damn bills.  Grrrrrrr....

    1. Daniel Carter profile image74
      Daniel Carterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Call other banks and see what their policy is. And if their policy is better, take your money and run, filing a complaint with your present bank.

      There's nothing like good service, and this is nothing like good service.

      Banks have no right to hold us hostage. Empower yourself.

  7. Daniel Carter profile image74
    Daniel Carterposted 8 years ago

    Stress and trauma for the first 20 years of my life made me nuts. Literally. I had no skills for coping because no one knew about what was going on my self-contained life/family. But after a lot of years, health and emotional problems, getting help and figuring a lot of things out on my own, it is possible to reverse the effects of stress over time. But you have to be vigilant, and you have to want to become better as much as you want air to breathe.

    There is a certain truth that it's all in the way we respond to our situations as to whether or not we will experience stress, but that awareness can only come after the fact--after horrible stress and problems--and learning from it so that you can remain empowered about your response to circumstances. As child, I had no way of knowing how to respond to the things that happened to me. Yet, as I grew older, I realized that I no longer had to be a victim of those things because I now had the skills to be empowered and change those situations for the better, if they every occur again.

    So, stress is a killer. It's a crazy-maker. But it can be reversed, depending on whether or not the person can adapt and become empowered over his/her stressors. It's tricky, but possible.

  8. Lita C. Malicdem profile image59
    Lita C. Malicdemposted 8 years ago

    If you feel stressed out, determine right away who/what caused it. It might be you/you abused or overworked your body. Then give yourself a good rest. If it were somebody/he caused you extreme burden enough to put your life in disarray- stop, ponder upon your situation, ask for level-headed advice from common friends who know you and your aggressor, lastly, seek divine intervention, then leave it there. Then go on with your life, thinking the problem that caused your stress will soon wear out, with God's help.

  9. lorlie6 profile image83
    lorlie6posted 8 years ago

    I'll be honest here and admit that I tend to cry when I am overwhelmed.  And after 53 years of trying to stifle tears, I no longer do.  Tears cleanse me and release my stress.

  10. itcoll profile image61
    itcollposted 8 years ago

    feeling jumpy and restless.

  11. stormie92 profile image51
    stormie92posted 8 years ago

    Upset stomache. Headache from hell. feel like i'm going to die. angry.

  12. Going2Oahu profile image60
    Going2Oahuposted 8 years ago

    I usually get tension in the back of my neck when I'm stressed out. I'll de-stress by doing some meditation or playing with my puppies.