Thank you both for your insightful posts. I was getting a bit worried. The symptoms have calmed down a bit. I still am getting shooting pain in my chest and stomach from time to time, but yesterday I felt like my muscles were locking up a bit. They felt so stiff and tight that all I wanted to do was put my head down on my desk and breathe. But today I feel, well... Not 100%, but not as bad as yesterday.
As for acupuncture and massage therapy, I do them both! They're fantastic and seem very beneficial initially, but after a few days that tension comes back. I do acupuncture every other Thursday. The thing is that there is a co-pay, and all of these co-pays adding up is taking away from what I can be saving, so I am trying to balance everything. Massage Therapy I do every other Thursday (Opposite of the Acupuncture), or whenever I can. There is no co-pay for that, which is awesome. I also do Chiropractics once a week.
I've been going to Physical Therapy for a couple of months for my lower back and upper left shoulder area. So I talked to the Physical Therapist and he stretched my chest out a bit yesterday. He said it seems tight overall and to maybe alter my training schedule a bit, which I am doing. I'll be workout out 3-4 times a week, 3 of those days being full body compound movements, the fourth day being a day for smaller muscles and touch-ups (Like arms and calves, for example). He also said I should be careful with the Propranolol and working out. He said some people do become dizzy since the blood cannot pump to the brain fast enough to compensate for working out. So I think my workouts will be a bit shorter and I'll have slightly longer rest periods between sets.
It's scary that all of these manifestations can come from something as "simple" as anxiety and stress. The thing is also is that these manifestations make me even *MORE* stressed, snowballing the stress and making it all worse.
Hopefully this Prozac works soon. I've been on the 30mg for... Over three weeks now. The psychiatrist says it can take 4-8 weeks for it to "fully" kick in, so 6 weeks on average. Will I feel incrementally better, or will one day I wake up and I'll be bright-eyed and bushy tailed? lol. I just want to get my life back on track.
But I do want to thank you both for your helpful words. It's wonderful that other people actually care enough to post, help and support others they don't even know, especially given how sensitive of a situation it is for me.