Stress is a normal feeling. In small amounts, stress can help you get things done. Stress does not affect everyone the same way.
Many people feel stress symptoms in their body. You may have pain in the abdomen, headaches, and muscle tightness or pain.
When you are very stressed, you may notice:
- A faster heart rate
- Skipped heartbeats
- Rapid breathing
Other symptoms include:
- Loose stools
- Frequent need to urinate
- Dry mouth
- Problems swallowing
You may have a harder time focusing, feel tired most of the time, or lose your temper more often. Stress may also cause sexual problems. It can also cause problems with falling or staying asleep and cause nightmares.