I'm trying to dig myself out of a bad TMS attack. Bad back pain started waking me every night and wrecked havoc with my sleep to the point that I started to get extremely anxious before bed, fearful of waking in terrible pain. After trying many different pills that didn't help I finally got Xanax which has been working, though I still wake from pain when it wears off in about 6-7 hours. I've taken Xanax for 5 nights so far and am nervous of getting hooked on it. I'm taking .5 mg. Ironically my anxiety medication is making anxious. Any tips for dealing with sleep anxiety so I can get off the Xanax quickly? This is the first time in my 50 years that I'm taking meds like this.