Posted 1/18/2020 10:10 AM (GMT -7)
I had anxiety attacks for some years and in both cases they were caused by the medicine I was taking.
The first medicine was an anti-psychotic, Stelazine. I'm not sure it was the right medicine, obviously not, for it started giving me anxiety attacks the first or second night I took it and the psychiatrist kept me on it for a long time. I was bipolar, but don't know if I was diagnosed as that.
The 2nd time, I was treated for depression only, and was really bipolar, so without a stabilizer like Lithium, which I'm on now, the anti-depressant pushed me into mania and anxiety attacks. And those would occur, like yours, the moment I went to sleep.
When I was put on Lithium and an anti-depressant, the anxiety attacks stopped, and that was many years ago.