Tense muscles: Anxiety will generate tension in the body and impact different muscles. People feel the tension in other areas. Some will feel it in the neck, jaw, chest, or stomach. There is no specific area where the brain sends the nerve signals.
According to the American Psychological Association (APA), your muscles tighten as part of your stress response. Holding parts of the body so rigidly for long periods of time can cause pain, says Dr. Potter, who points out that many people with anxiety report feeling tight in the neck, back, or shoulders. You can also clench your jaw or feel muscle tension up to your head, leading to headaches, says Dr.
I added blankets to it and then took them off. I tried to relax every muscle in my body one by one. But even so, no matter what I did, I kept shaking furiously as I lay in bed trying to fall asleep. I felt like I swallowed a brick.
I tried to sip the water on my bedside table to avoid vomiting, but I had a hard time swallowing.