Hi, Terry. I also had more symptoms of anxiety at night. It seems to be a time for many of us with anxiety that our minds start racing. I was really afraid of dying, too. I've read that other people have felt the same way. You are right, with time that should decrease. I can understand your concern about
your medication being addictive, though. Did your physician say that it was one of those types of medications? Please express your concern to her or him about
it so the physician can either ease your mind, or change to a different type of medication. For now you need good sleep so that your heart has the chance to do some healing. And, we all know that sleep deprivation contributes to anxiety and depression, too. It sounds like only taking part of the doseage is not working for you. You probably need to take the amount that your doctor prescribed at first. I'm not an expert in this area, but am sharing my experience. I hope you can get some good sleep tonight. If you do a google/yahoo/etc. search online you can find some relaxation techniques that may help you sleep better and reduce your anxiety, too. I tried toe scrunching the other night. LOL. That didn't do anything for me. It might for someone else, though. Visualization and deep breathing seem to work best for me. What do other people do to relax and have better sleep? I'd love to hear what others do.
"When you get into a tight place and it seems that you can't go on, hold on — for that's just the place and the time that the tide will turn." Harriet Beecher Stowe
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