Symptoms of Homesickness

dog hiding under a blanket

For many years I thought that I was only suffering from depression,

not realising that it was linked to Homesickness.

It took some research and some soul searching to realise that there was more to it than that.

Many of us at some point in life have experienced Homesickness,

but what are the symptoms.

How do you know you have it and that it is not something else?

Symptoms of Homesickness

Homesickness usually starts off psychologically before manifesting itself in a physical way.

According to, you can start to experience symptoms before you even leave home.

I have listed some of the more common symptoms for you below:

Emotional Symptoms:

constant thoughts of home,

feelings of deep sadness,




feelings of hopelessness,

feelings stress or anxiety,

feeling insecure,

feelings of grief,

mood swings,

difficulty concentrating,

loss of self confidence,

Physical Symptoms:

Muscle cramps





upset stomach

get the shakes

appetite fluctuations



Everyone experiences homesickness differently.

If you are feeling homesickness it is important to talk to someone about this.


There are many things you can do to help ease your homesickness.

I talk about this in my next

blog post how I deal with unexpected homesickness.

Have you been Homesick?

Then let us know in the comment section below

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