i have been suffering with severe anxiety for two weeks

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I just don't know what to do anymore. I was ok up until two weeks ago when I convinced myself I was going to have a heart attack. Things have escalated since then, I'm on sertraline and diazepam, which Arnt doing much, i have been to hospital/clinic numerous times and had two ecg's, which were ok. I keep getting chest pain, pain in my arm, keep checking my pulse, palpitations, i just can't deal with it anymore. I've got no interest in anything anymore, I'm off work, i can't settle. All I can think about is dying. my husband is getting very frustrated with me, and I cry constantly. I'm just really down

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    How long have u been on sertraline and what mg r u on? As sert takes a while to kick in and gets worse before it gets better x
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      How long did u have anxiety or depression before u started taking sertraline?  I have been on sertraline 50mg  for 30 days now and my anxiety has been back the past week, the end of week 2 I had a few anxiety free days but I have felt it come back, but I have had the flu for a week and half so I have put it down to that. Try and relax yourself and do deep breathing. Also I find what helps me distract myself is knitting!!! I am 34 and I have got right into it and it has seriously helped, maybe try that or something crafts so your attention is way from panicking about panicking. Also I am using rescue remedy aswell, have u tried it??? Iwhat dose of sert r u on and when do u take it? 
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      I also take 50mg of sertraline at about 6pm, i do all kinds of hobbies. I read, cross stitch, knit, I've got a dolls house I'm trying to build but I just can't concentrate anymore. The diazepam is rubbish, that's meant to be a muscle relaxant for goodness sake. I've always suffered from panic attacks since my teens, I'm nearly 35, and I was always really good at pulling myself out of those, but this is different. It started two weeks ago, i convinced myself I was going to have a heart attack, and since then I've had the palpitations,pains in arm, chest pain, and all I can think about is that I'm going to die xx
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      Go back to your doc and ask for propranolol, it will stop all the physical sides of it Hun. I have also suffered from anxiety/panic from my late teens but like u this episode is by far the worst, I have never experienced anything like this and it knocked me for 6. How long have u been on sert for?? Did u have side effects in the beginning from taking it? Usually it heightens anxiety at the beginning but if u r seeing no difference on it u might have to upped. 50mg is normally the starting dose and then 100mg is where most people go and stay and even higher. I have my follow up in 2 weeks so if no better I will asked to be upped. Also please don't worry u r not going to die, I know it feels it and it's so horrible. Go on YouTube and watch/listen to some meditation, also u might want to try taking your sert at bedtime if u have no trouble sleeping with it, maybe worth a try x
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