Hello and welcome!
First off, congratulations on your sobriety. :) We wish you continued success and the best in this regard!
Numbness and tingling can be anxiety related, due to rapid shallow breathing, which we tend to do when stressed.
The fact that your jaw is affected also makes me suspect teeth clenching or grinding. (while sleeping)
Starting an SSRI can be rough....as symptoms/anxiety can initially increase temporarily.
Have you been given any.self help advice...or do you practice any coping skills regularly?
If not, I encourage you to check out the Resources at the top of the main forum page here. We have links to exercise for breathing and muscle relaxation that could help with your issues.
Hang in there! You are going through a lot currently. Know that we understand the anxiety... we care, and support is key!
Post anytime. :)
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
Post Edited (Scaredy Cat) : 12/7/2015 4:38:19 PM (GMT-7)