Hello, I'd like to help you with your question.
It sounds like you might have an anxiety
disorder. Sometimes people become anxious when they experience a medical problem that makes them feel out of control, even if it is not something serious. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and frightened by what you went through. However, after it is over you may still feel upset by the event. So you begin feeling anxious but this time, there is nothing to focus your anxiety on. So you develop an anxiety disorder.
Because you are most likely responding to what you went through, it is probably a safe bet that with some intervention you will feel better quickly.
You may first want to see your doctor just to be sure all is well with your health. Although you may have just had a medical intervention, you still want to be sure that you are completely healthy. There are some medical issues that will cause anxiety symptoms so it is best to be sure.
After you have been cleared medically, then you can focus on helping yourself with the anxiety symptoms.
If you feel it is too difficult to function with your anxiety, you can ask your doctor to prescribe a short term anti anxiety medication. A medication such as Ativan can be taken as needed and used short term just to help you until other interventions work to reduce your anxiety.
The good news is that anxiety is easy to treat with therapy. In therapy, you learn to pay attention to what you are thinking to make yourself anxious. The therapist then can help you change your thoughts and therefore how your body reacts to your thoughts. You also can learn about how to let yourself float through your anxiety thereby gaining more control over how you feel. When anxiety comes on, you allow it to flow over you without tensing or panicking in response. This makes the anxiety reduce or go away faster. To find a therapist, talk to your doctor about a referral. Or you can search on line at http://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/.
You can also help yourself at home. There are numerous resources to help you learn more about anxiety. Here are some to get you started:
The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund Bourne is excellent for any fears. It is self help and contains everything from supplements to relaxation techniques.
The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety: A Step-by-Step Program by Bill Knaus Ed.D. and Jon Carlson Psy.D. Ed.D.
to Power: Proven Techniques to Calm Your Anxieties, Conquer Your Fears, and Put You in Control of Your Life by Lucinda Bassett
You can find these books on Amazon.com or your local library may have them for you.
Also, when you wake up anxious, you can use this technique to help you to relax and fall back to sleep:
I hope this has helped you,