I have recently tried to limit my drinking, however I find that in the evenings I have terrible anxiety and nervousness. The anxiety symptoms have progressed to the point where on days that I don't drink I find it difficult to sit still. The worst of my symptoms seem to come at night. As I begin to fall asleep at night I am startled awake with a feeling that I cannot breathe or my heart is actually stopping. I am not sure if it is the lack of alcohol that is causing my symptoms, but they do not occur on nights that I drink. If anyone has had similar symptoms I would love to hear from you.