In this fast paced, constantly changing world, stress is an ever increasing problem.  Undue stress wears down our immune system and leaves us susceptible to all types of physical ailments.  The following list contains symptoms generally related to stress.You can print this page or just keep track of your score as you rate each symptom according to the following rating scale:


     HOW SERIOUS AND HOW OFTEN          POINTS

Not A Problem       0
Mild And Occasional       1
Mild And Often        2 
Severe But Occasional    4   
Severe And Often    5


          STRESS SYMPTOMS

Unusual heart beat (fast, pounding, irregular, etc.)
Unusual breathing (fast, shallow)
Restless feeling (feels like you have to move)
Feels warm or hot when it isn't
Sweat more than normal
Obsessive worrying
Dry mouth
Muscles feel tight or tense 
Nervous stomach (gas, diarrhea, constipation)
Heartburn
Urinate more than normal for you
Fatigue
Headaches
Panic attacks
Often have colds
Perfectionist
Often get the flu
Uncomfortable around other people
Loss of appetite
Increase in appetite
Workaholic
Frequent aches and pains
Nausea
Lack of concentration
Insomnia
Memory loss
Feel self-conscious
Depressed
Crying spells
Sexual problems (any kind)
Irritable
Lonely
Fearful
Anxiety
Anger
Unhappy when there is no apparent reason
Shy
Too serious
Dissatisfied with where you are in your life
Difficulty giving emotional support to others
                                              


Now add your score.  20 points or more indicates that you need to do something to reduce the amount of stress in your life.  Some "Stress Management Techniques" are relatively easy to learn and don't require professional help..
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