Hi. I am new here. I joined healing well because I have Chrone's disease - 25 years. I am sure I am having anxiety attacks. I had palpatations 4 years ago - I had a physical, heart monitor , ekg, ultrasound, etc. - perfect heart. I had an anxiety attack in November - during a remicade infusion - scared of all the side effects. I was given meds in my iv. Since, I have been able to control with exercise. Now, for the past 3/4 weeks, I am having palpatations at night or when I am laying on the couch watching tv. I have become obsessed with trying to see if my heart is racing. Now, when I go to sleep, I am having rapid heartbeat. I wake up in the middle of the night with a racing heart. I know I am in good health, but am not sure what to do. I take warm baths before bed, and take zanax (doctor prescribed in November)- after I lie awake trying to breathe myself calm. I feel so tired the next day after xanax. I feel like a hypochondriac. I run, walk and excercise everyday - so I know my heart is fine, but that doesn't stop my thoughts of something is not right. Should I go to the doctor for daily anxiety meds? I know I am not as bad as others. but I feel like I have no control. I don't like to go to bed, and don't want to watch tv or be quiet, because then I hear my heart race (or I am making it that way). Any suggestions.