Anxiety?? Help

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I suffer from anxiety and depression and this is my 3rd day on 25mg of sertraline,

I wanted to no does anyone else have chest pains? Eye floaters? Heavy arms? Head pressure? Feeling like you can't breath? I've had all these for ages and I've convinced myself there's something seriously wrong with my heart or my head! It's draining me I can't sleep at night and when I do I wake back up in a hour and can't nod back off! Anyone have any positive anxiety stories of how they've beaten it? If that's possible?

Thanks very stressed and emotional!

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    I have found that when I wake during the night, if I can't go back to sleep within 15 minutes i get out of bed and read a book - no tv or screen time because that is too stimulating.  When i feel drowsy again I get back into bed and even if I don't fall back into a deep sleep I get some rest.

    I found the head pressure and chest pain to be side effects of the sertraline.  I also experienced increased anxiety, so do not panic if yours gets worse before it gets better - unfortunately for some people that is all part of the process. reading the advice and encouragement from others within this online community has taught me that there is hope for everyone and this is a place you will find support and understanding.  Just take it a day at a time if you can.  and reach out whenever you need to, there is always someone listening.

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    No your OK just keep telling yourself it will pass your OK I have the pounding heart floaters heaviness feels like you can't breath or take a deep breath then after it wears off your drained feels like you have the flu or coming down with something yes I know all to well about these symptoms restless nights up down up down grrrrrrr please just keep talking YOURSELF down telling yourself it will pass it helps well hope it gets better soon
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    I get all of those, and at times, for a week or 2, I have bad insomnia.
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    the derealization is the worst for me
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    Your symptoms are classic anxiety

    Drink a calming tea before bed hot bath and as someone else has said if you are in bed and cannot sleep get up and read a book then after an hour go back to bed.

    Stay strongcheesygrin

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    Hi victoria 

    When i can't sleep because of my anxieties i take a nice hot bath and just soak my body in the water then i listen to music. 

    Lately like yesterday my muscles were hurting badly my neck, arms, legs and once in a while i do have a little pressure in the chest. Yesterday i felt like I had the flu thats how bad my body was hurting and just tired and not into it. 

    I went to bed early last night but had trouble sleeping so i took a hot bath and put on a night shirt so i could stay cool 

    then i fell asleep when i put on some relaxing music 

    Elizabeth

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