Pains are anywhere and everywhere. Every hour of every day for over 4 years. Sometimes it's every minute of every day when it's very bad. Anywhere in upper torso and limbs has been affected by pains, aches, sensations etc. Favourites as with any anxiety sufferer - chest, left arm, jaw, head. Had a bout of what I suspected was epididymitis lasting over a year until a consultant urologist said there's no sign of infection - it's anxiety. Symptoms disappeared within 2 weeks after accepting it was anxiety. 3 month stomach ache convincing myself it was IBS tried 6 medications. Then I accepted it was anxiety and it disappeared. Dizziness, derealization etc etc.
I'm not sure I enjoy this medication. Sleepy all the time, slept 9 hours during the daytime on Sunday. Hungry constantly. Put on a stone and a half. I've never put on weight on 14 years so this sucks. I feel nasal congestion, like I can't breathe properly since being on this medication. Even deep breathing doesn't feel like enough. Obviously it is. I'm not out of breath. When i'm not thinking about breathing I feel fine so there's no physical issue other than congestion. But tell that to someone with anxiety when you're thinking about collapsed lungs or pneumonia, fluid in the lungs etc etc. It's really unnerving. Been getting mouth sores from this too, ulcers and all sorts. Stomach aches, nausea. Who knows what's anxiety and what isn't. 4 weeks into this (3 weeks on 30mg) and I feel no different, no benefits just side effects. More side effects than the SSRI's. First I thought it was manageable. Now I'm starting to realize, like lal the others, this is just a poison. It's not meant to be in my body. Chemical imbalance or no, why on earth am I taking this anymore?