I recently had my second child via c section 11 weeks ago. Everything went perfect! I do suffer from bad anxiety. I was prescribed clonazepam .5 when I left the hospital. I took them only for a month after she was born. I don't want to continue taking them from the horror stories of benzos. So I haven't taken anymore in about a month. Within that time we had a scare because her infant screening came back positive for cystic fibrosis. We had to wait two weeks for her to have a sweat test done to confirm it or rule it out. I worried myself sick for two straight weeks. Thank God everything came back normal and she is just a carrier of the gene. She's 110% healthy! Well right as that was happening my high school best friend passed away. I know I went through a lot these past two months and my anxiety was super high! A couple of days after she passed I remember out of nowhere feeling dizzy and unreal. Just not myself. I thought I was dying! I was completely fine and then bam! It's been this way for a little over a month and it's 24/7. I've had symptoms like dizzy, unreal feeling, feel like days and time are flying by everyday, muscle twitches, muscle weakness, pressure on the left side of my head. I've had a Ct scan done because I was convinced I had a brain tumor or something. It came back normal. Since then, the pressure has went away. My blood work was normal. I've had an abdominal X-ray and it was normal. I know it's health anxiety because I don't like anything that deals with death so I think my friend passing may have triggered it. My doctor, counselor, family and nurse practitioner have all said it's my anxiety. I was put on sertraline 50 mg and I've been on it almost 3 weeks. Just wondering if anyone else has had similar physical anxiety symptoms and how did they go away? I've kept myself busy and calm and all of the physical symptoms are gone except the unreal feeling. I'm hoping my medicine will kick in and work. My nurse practitioner says give it about another week and if no changes she would up my dosage. I feel physically great but the unreal feeling has got to go! Any advice would be appreciated!
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