How holding down your feelings can make you sick #3
How holding down your feelings can make you sick.
The next few posts I'll write a bit about how holding down your emotions can make you sick. This is the third post in this series, the first was about what emotions are, the second was about what happens in the body when emotions are held down. In this post I`ll go a bit more detail on how these things might look in real life.
When you have a inner process where feeling activate the anxiety system anxiety, the anxiety can show itself in four different ways:
1. It can come out as muscle tension. What happens here is that when feelings are activated, the muscles are instantly activated too. So instead of noticing different feelings inside, you`ll notice that your muscles tensing up. This can lead to a lot of different symptoms, like muscle soreness, muscle stiffness, tension headache, chest pain, panic attacks and back ache.
It can can affect the digestive system. When feelings are activated the person will experience symptoms in the digestive system like diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain and generally an uneasy stomach. So the person never feels the feeling, instead it experiences these symptoms.
3. The third way anxiety can come out is by affect you brain, messing with concentration, ability to focus, think, remember or messing with your perceptions giving you tunnel vision, dizziness or problems hearing. So when feelings are activated, the person never experiences the feelings, instead they will experience problems with thinking, focusing, remembering or perceiving.
4. The fourth anxiety channel is muscle weakness, causing the muscles to go weak when feelings are activated. So instead of feeling different feeling they just get weak or paralyzed.
So this is a description of the different symptoms that can appear in a process like this. Again I`ll have to underscore that I`m talking about medically unexplained symptoms, that means symptoms without a medical cause. If you`re experiencing physical symptoms, you should always have them checked out by a doctor first.