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I know this is probably a pretty common problem with anxiety but I have tried everything and literally just cannot sleep without waking up feeling like rubbish. Averaging maybe 4 hours a night.
As soon as I lay down I am instantly congested and can't breath. My legs throb so much from tension (guessing anxiety) that the pain / congestion keeps me awake
I wake up with sinus pain, tension headaches and sore legs to the point of I can hardly walk some mornings. I also have to clear a lot of mucus which has built up (100% not allergy driven after a few tests from ENT) It's been going on for months. I am shattered because of the poor sleep and the tension headaches make me tired / dizzy as well.
I have tried everything, muscle soaks, muscle rub, breath easy strips, mouth guard. Mediation, relaxing music, breathing exercises, gym - Nothing works.
Half the time I think my mood and anxiety would improve if I could just sleep normally and let my body recover.
The doctor thinks i need Sertraline but going off reviews (I know - worse thing you can do) it sounds like it will give me yet more sleep problems and muscle pain on top of every other side effect to deal with as well.
Can anyone suggest anything to help at all or has gone through something similar? (Sleep tablets / herbal remedies have literally no effect on me now)
I had Mirtazapine in the past (15mg) but it made me sleep for like 14 hours and so sedated throughout the day. Brilliant sleep, but not when you have a job to do sadly
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