Firstly, I'm new to the site and it's been a wonderful help so far. My question is, why would I be getting muscle twitching/jerking sensations at night? Right as I'm at the brink of falling asleep, my brain seems to jump into full alert mode, and at least one of my fingers jerks suddenly. This will happen for hours every night, and it makes it almost impossible to fall asleep to, even if I'm completely tired. At times I manage only 3 hours of sleep.
Two weeks ago I was prescribed Paxil for anxiety, which I took for 6 days. During those 6 days, sleep was completely normal. My friends told me I should stop, since it's known for horrible side effects and withdrawal stuff, so I did. A day after I stopped, the whole jerking and twitching thing started. I read it could be hypnic jerks, but can those happen every night, and consistently keep someone awake?
My doctor keeps on telling me I have anxiety, and that it should go away on its own. It's hard to believe her, as every single night is the same torturous struggle.
I'm a 22/m by the way.
Any help would be appreciated.