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Body Jerks while trying to sleep

For the past 2 weeks, every time I try to go to bed and start to dose off, my leg or my arm jerks and I wake up. Of course that startled me and my heart rate increases. I try to go back to sleep, but my body just keeps jerking and won't let me sleep. Is this anxiety?
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hey i had the same thing every time i dosed of my leg would kick high and fast or my arm and at the same time i had a weird sensation through my chest it was scary but id say its anxiety i suffer wid anxiety and panick disorder!! soo dont wurry its anxiety
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Thanks for the info-I feel much better now. I take ativan from time to time, and so I guess this is another way my body is telling me I need to take it again! Thanks again.
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