I am experiencing addiction to smokeless tobacco. I only use it before I go to sleep. I have had insomnia for years. I am over the insomnia. But, I have great fear and anxiety that if I don't use the tobacco before I go to sleep that I won't be able?
Insomnia fears. Congratulation on dealing w/your insomnia. Be careful that your fear of not using the tobacco is not simply an unconscious excuse to keep using it. Cold turkey stopping works for many, others taper. Please make a choice in one direction or the other and continue on. I recommend cold turkey. Peace and good health.
Face your fear. You need to recognize a habit is different than a physiological need. Take care.
I have an irrational fear and anxiety that if I don't use smokeless tobacco before I go to sleep that I won't be able to fall asleep. I had insomnia for years. I no longer have it. But, I can't escape the irrational fears and anxiety that I have abou?
Real help. I'm glad you feel comfortable sharing your concern here, but if you'd like to get better you'll need to seek professional help outside the internet. Begin with your primary care doctor and request a referral to a qualified psychotherapist. These symptoms could be from a variety of problems and you obviously are experiencing distress, so you owe it to yourself to get the right help. Read more...