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Hi. I have been off work for the last 2 weeks and been signed off another 3. It all started with breathlessness and palpitations. The breathlessness was dreadful when I would wake up during the night. The doctor initially put me on 20 mg citalopram. During that first week my head and face and jaw started aching and feeling of intense pressure, also my ears felt under extreme high pressure too. 2.5 weeks on and I have had no let up on this and my left arm has started to feel weak and fingers feel a bit shaky.
i saw the doctor again last Friday and he had doubled my dose of citalopram. I feel calmer now but my body is still intensely feeling anxious. It is also comical (although it's most definitely not) that when there is a loud nose I startle as if I'm in a cartoon, way too exaggerated but I can't help it.
i have had anxiety and stress problems before, but never, never as bad as this and only lasted a few days. Today I have self referred to have cbt therapy.
Has anyone experience all this and evantually felt a bit better?
Many thanks for reading this and looking forward to replies.
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