I have recently been reading to much and have been feeding the anxiety. I'm still new to tinnitus with recent onset and keep reading about the horror stories about tapering off meds. I took valium for the first time last night 5mg tablet split in half. After reading into this too much I don't think I want to continue this long term. I also have been taking ambien for sleep for the past two years before onset of tinnitus which was a few weeks ago. I started with 5mg, but starting earlier this year have uped it to 10. I know I'm just freaking out now from all the research I've been doing but I'm thinking I want to taper off my ambien. I've been reading that it's best to do it slowly over weeks at a time. I guess i wanted to ask if you guys think I should try doing this while still adjusting to T? I know it will probably make the anxiety worse and sleep even worse which is already affecting me but I can't help but want to get off it now. Any advice would be very appreciated.