Yes, all the anxiety symptoms go away after a few drinks, but then after awhile your body becomes used to functioning with alcohol in your system. So when you stop drinking, that itself can bring on anxiety and the associated symptoms. This will continue to get worse - believe me, I've been there. So, as Camel has said, best to decrease your intake aiming towards stopping all together. If you find this doesn't work for you (It didn't for me as one drink just brought on the need for more) you may need to do the cold turkey thing (which you should NOT do alone - at a minimum make sure there is someone with you the 1st several days in case, as I don't know how dependant you have become on alcohol, there are bad withdrawal symptoms) As you really haven't been drinking that long, probably your symptoms will be mild (and I say mild being relative to alcohol withdrawal symptoms - they still suck) For me at least, it feels like some of my very worst days of anxiety the 1st couple days - with similar symptoms, nervousness, heart palpatations, inner trembling, headache.... But the worst generally passes in 3 to 4 days. You will still feel it some for weeks to months afterwards (again, depending on the severity of your dependence) And again I will stress - this SHOULD NOT be attempted alone. Good luck to you. And remember, as difficult as this is, it will only get worse the longer you wait before deciding to quit.