When a person’s sympathetic nervous system has been aroused by conflict or collusion, some people may feel minor injuries only after they are safe and have had time to settle down. This is one of the reasons why persons injured in vehicle accidents usually don’t experience pain until later.
4. Dilated Pupils and Inhibited Tear Glands
Your pupils tend to dilate to let more light into your eyes, allowing you to see more clearly.
5. Feeling on Edge
You’re more alert during stressful events, and, as a result, you’re on the lookout for potentially risky situations. Your senses are in a heightened state of stimulation, and you’re highly cautious of your surroundings.
6. Memory May Be Affected
Your memories of a stressful situation may be distorted. Your recollections can be vivid and distinct, or they can be hazy.
7. Muscles Tense for Action
Because stress hormones flow throughout your body, you may feel tense or restless, as if your muscles are trembling or ready to twitch at any moment.
8. Inhibited Bladder Contractions