I have problems sleeping, what is wrong?

So about 3 weeks ago I was having problems sleeping, I though it was just because I was not doing anything during the day, so my energy was stored, so I did, and it worked, but now I’m having the same problem, like I get so close to falling asleep, then I think of falling asleep, and wake up again, so now I kinda just think it’s a mental thing.
No one in my family has this problem, my doc said that I was really low in vitamin D and Iron, if that helps and I have never had problems sleeping until now and it’s making me want to cry and be sad, I love sleeping I don’t know what to do. Please help me. I don’t want to take sleeping pills as a 18 year old should not help to sleep.
Please help me I’m desperate, just finished my period too, but I don’t think I had it last time I was having this problem – I tried to be my own doctor with Google but I thought I should just ask I professional… they don’t have medicare here so it’s like 140 to visit a doctor.. :,( and also, I don’t think insomnia just comes on ( or does it) when in my whole life I have never had problems, I just think there might be a reason, and I pray to God I want to fix it..
(…), 18, Australian, but live in Bogota, Colombia


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I have horrific Insomnia and extremely bad Heart Palpitations?

Horrific Insomnia and extremely bad Heart Palpitations


For the last three months my sleeping has been getting progressively worse and its now at a point where I feel my life is endangered. Every night i’m now getting a combined maximum of 2 hours sleep, never reaching a deep sleep. I wake up feeling shattered, feel exhausted all day and then can’t fall asleep at night – so much so it’s bringing me to tears.

The last two weeks of has seen the introduction of heart palpitations, general irregular heartbeat and stabbing pains in my chest. Sometimes before sleep at night my lower legs ache terribly and that combined with my heart which I can feel beating through my chest and through body parts like ears prevents me from sleeping.

I’m a 24 year old female, and I need help as i’m now getting concerned for my life.

Thank you for any advice.

I’ve been diagnosed with Social Anxiety Disorder, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Insomnia, Staying Asleep, Headaches, Very Stiff/Rigid Muscles

My name is (…), I’m a 24 y/o female from Toronto, Ontario, CA

I’ve been diagnosed with Social Anxiety Disorder back in 2015 after being Sexually Assaulted in 2012. At first, I’ve took Effexor XR in the morning and clonazepram in the evening back in Aug of 2015 till Jan of 2016. I didn’t experience any results, so my doctor took me off that and made me take Lexapro for 6-8 weeks. I felt like my serotonin levels were beginning to become stabilized, and my mood was fine. When I took it again in the Spring of 2016, I didn’t experience the same results as I did before, so I got off it around Nov-Dec of 2016.

Since Mid-Dec, I’ve been currently taking Paroxetine (10mg for the first week, and 20mg for remainder of), and I’m having the WORST experience of my life. Since completing Paroxetine this month, I’ve had daily thoughts about suicide, negative thoughts about my daily life, daily anxiety attacks, not being able to cope, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Insomnia, Staying Asleep, Headaches, Very Stiff/Rigid Muscles, Bone Pain, Sweating, Fainting, Dizziness, Daily Confusion, Fast Heart Rate (sometimes, it would come out of no where, like my anxiety attacks), Loss of Appetite. Mood wise, I’ve been Irritable, Agitated, Impulsive, Aggressive, Depressed, and Hostile.

I don’t know what to do or who to go to. I’ve never experienced anything that bad in my life. I don’t think this is what someone with anxiety should go through, and I strongly don’t think these are side effects. I don’t think my doctor understands how bad my anxiety was before I got to this medication, and she obviously may not get it now. After all, she’s a travel doctor. I need all the help that I can get. Please help me!