If You Experience These 11 Symptoms During The Day, You Might Have Anxiety

There are so many well-known signs of anxiety, such as sweaty palms, nervousness, and a racing heart. But did you know it's possible to experience other signs of anxiety, such as rashes that crop up when you're nervous, or problems with your memory? Since these symptoms may hold you back and disrupt your day, it's important to be aware of how little issues like these might be connected to an anxiety disorder.

Once you put two and two together, it'll become easier to recognize the problem for what it is, and then do something about it. "If someone thinks they might have anxiety or they are experiencing [new] symptoms that might be caused by an anxiety disorder, they should first determine if the cause of these symptoms is situational, or if it is part of a larger problem," licensed psychologist Dr. Sal Raichbach PsyD, LCSW, of Ambrosia Treatment Center, tells Bustle. "Agitation is a normal human response to a stressful situation, [where as] an anxiety disorder causes excessive distress that interferes with an individual’s everyday life. Anxiety disorders can affect all parts of the body, and if they notice these symptoms flare up ... it might be time to talk to a mental health professional."

A therapist can help you figure out ways to better deal with your anxiety — such as meditating, practicing yoga, beginning therapy, or taking medication — so you can get back to feelin' like your old self again. Here are 11 little-known symptoms that might mean you have anxiety.