Some workaholics have remarkable stamina and persevere at their work throughout their lifetime. Some never retire, and work into their eighties. Privately, they may complain about aches and pains, but stubbornly refuse to get medical attention. Other workaholics are immobilized by stress, and suffer debilitating anxiety. Panic attacks and claustrophobia are common in response to external stimuli and the demands of reality, or from internal pressure to push forward and keep on performing. Other signs of anxiety include excess stomach sensitivity, ulcers, abnormal blood pressure, heart trouble, nervousness, lack of vitality, and a total inability to relax. Workaholics often report pressure in their chest, constricted breathing, dizziness, and lightheadedness.
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