One Of My Stranger Side Effects Caused By Anxiety

Anxiety shows itself in all kinds of ways.

Grace Bianco
5 min readMar 29, 2023


By Grace K. Bianco

“Stress can raise your internal body temperature and release adrenalin and other chemicals that might trigger hives. Stress hives tend to be located on the face, neck, chest, and arms. They’re common in people with eczema, allergies, or sensitive skin.” — Healthline

We are going to say this squirrel is itching in the photo. Photo by Joshua J. Cotten on Unsplash

Anxiety can cause all sorts of problems. As many of you know, I deal with anxiety and many of the fun side effects it comes with.

Most of us know the common ones (nausea, stomach issues, headaches, sweaty palms, fatigue, etc.). The list goes on.

Well, I am currently experiencing one of my less common ones that has happened only a few times before… I am breaking out in hives.

This article is based on personal experience only. You can go to the top of this article to find a link that gets into the science of it all.

The only PG picture I have that shows some of the hives all over my stomach back in October 2021. 😂 This was when I found my cat on the side of the road. The picture I usually use to show my cat was very edited.

The last time I broke out in hives…

I broke out in hives back in October 2021.



Grace Bianco

I am the author of “Party Pooper: Growing up with Anxiety.” I love oversharing my life. I talk about my faith, marriage, mental health, & everything in between.