I've got xanex and it doesn't stop the anxiety or panicky feeling. I've been dealing with this now for about a month and if "feels" like adrenaline rushes. Small spurts that shoot into my body shocking me back awake. I don't know if my body is so tired and so the adrenaline that keeps we awake during the day doesn't know to shut off at night when I need to sleep.
I sleep but only for an hour to an hour and a 1/2 at a time. I sleep then I'm awake, I sleep again then I'm awake. Then I will come more fully awake around 2 or 3 am and then part of it is my fault. I anticipate it to start happening and as soon as I do, boom, a shot of adrenaline or a flash of anxiety or fear and then it continues on.
I don't want to get put on some daily drug. I'm fine during the day. But either something has gotten out of whack with my hormones for nighttime or I have habituated myself into a state of anticipation and in turn this anxiety from dealing with it the past month. I have been trying supplements of all kinds and nothing is stopping it - so I guess it's time to take a drug. And if this is one I don't have to take to build up in my system for a week or two like if it was for my blood pressure, I feel better about that. But I never have been a pill popper and never thought the day would come that I'd be going to the doctor begging for a pill to fix something for me. I hate perimeno if that is what's causing this!