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  • "Jolts" "Jump starts" when trying to sleep?

    Hi, I'm extremely new to the site as well as new to trying to get help for my anxiety and depression at all. I know I have anxiety and occasional depressive episodes, but not sure if they fall under mild, moderate, or severe yet because I have yet to get a diagnosed or even see a therapist yet (my first session is next week). Recently I've developed some trouble sleeping after a depressive/anxious episode that lasted for a few weeks, and I'm writing to see if what I'm experiencing may be anxiety and to see if anyone else has dealt with it. Like the title states, when I start to drift to sleep, I get these weird impulses that feel like a sort of jumpstart to my system, basically pulling me from the brink of falling asleep and sending this kind of "wake up" signal. I usually feel these jolts either in my brain or my chest. When I do go to sleep, I get night sweats. I noticed them toward the end of last month. The jolts kinda went away for a week or so, but I think they may be coming back. Of course, I am going to see a doctor to rule out sleep apnea as well, but wanted to know if anyone with anxiety has experienced this sensation and if you all have any tips to help me out. Thanks!
  • Anbody else suffer from hypochondria aka health anxiety?

  • Is anybody else a hypochondriac? Does anyone else fear that they have life threatening diseases when they are perfectly healthy?

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