Signs and symptoms of stress
Each of us reacts to stress in our own way. Look for your particular signs of stress, which could indicate that you are stressed. Some common signs and symptoms of stress are listed below.
Note: Some signs of stress, like chest pain, indicate a potential health problem. Consult your health professional if you experience serious or ongoing symptoms.
- Dry mouth
- Increased heart rate
- Muscle aches, stiffness or pain (especially in the neck, shoulders and lower back)
- High blood pressure
- Frequent colds or flu
- Worsening of an existing illness (e.g., asthma, skin rashes)
- Chest pain
- Stomach cramps
- Weight gain or loss