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Morning Anxiety

Anyone else seem to have more problems in the spring and fall?  I just feel terrible b/c I wake up in the morning and get anxiety.  I actually hate the bathroom b/c it reminds me that I have to get ready for work.  Work isn't stressful right now, so I don't know what the problem is.  I feel better after noon.  On the weekends, I just feel bad all day long and feel worthless.  I have to make myself do anything.  Everything makes me nervous!  I hate it.  Then the next day I might feel fine, or in the evenings.  It's like a mini mood swing.  I have never been a morning person, but this is ridiculous.  I did call my psych and will see them tomorrow, but I am just tired of it right now.  Everyone in the office says "good morning!" and I am just trying to hold it together.  They make me feel worse because I feel like I'm the only person dealing with this in the world.

Thanks for any support
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I find that I get depressed a bit each Spring around the time of the change to Daylight Savings Time.  Have no idea why.  I'm thinking it is a transitional period between Winter and Spring and my body and mood need to adjust.  But I just hate feeling down in the beautiful Springtime.  I always wondered if other people had this same problem.  It usually goes away once May brings warm weather.  Hope you are feeling better today.  I find that getting outside and going for a long walk with a friend really helps.  Take Care!
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Thanks so much, I am feeling slightly better, but still pretty anxious.  I hate getting this way for the pretty weather too.   I will try to do that walk with a friend.

Again, thanks for the thoughtful response.
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That is the sory of my life!  I wake up EVERY morning....no matter what season, with anxiety and nausea.  it is terrible, but I have learned to live with it.  Weekends are very tough for me too, to get moving.  The less I do, the less I want to do....it takes a lot to get me moving.  sometimes I end up doing absolutely nothing...then of course, I feel worse..like a big loser...so I try very hard to take that shower early in the morning, get dressed and get out of the house even though, at first, I don't want to....Eventually it passes and I am glad that I did it, but it is always a struggle....I HATE IT TOO!  I hate living this way, but I deal with it one day at a time...some days are easiers than others...so I do what I have to do.  Feel better.
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Please don't feel at all like a loser.  I would say most mornings I wake up so fearful of getting ready for work and going on with my day.  Like if I get in the shower/go to work, my world will fall apart.  I take lexapro 20mg. at night and ativan .5mg 3 times per day.  I have found that if I wake up an hour early and take my ativan I am better.  A big part is also the way you talk yourself through the feelings.  I noticed that I was more negative during my anxiety spells and could even talk myself into having a panic attack.  If I slow my breathing down and tell myself it will pass, I usually feel better.  Do you take an anti-depressant?  I have also found if I take my lexapro at any time other than before bed, I wake up with this feeling 10 times worse.

Good luck.  Know you aren't alone.  I am right there with ya!
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You are awesome.  Thanks so much.  I feel EXACTLY the same way.  It feels so much better to know you're not alone!  You put it exactly the way I feel - like a loser.  I am going to my psychiatrist in about an hour, but I have told him I feel this way all the time and he doesn't seem to have any answers.  He just wants to get to the root of it, of course, which I have been trying to do for a while now.  He is good, but it's just hard to do and sometimes you just want sympathy honestly.  You know?  I just want to hear from someone - ME TOO!  Thanks again.  I will let you know if I have any remedies/tips.  Probably what you said about just getting up and out is best:)

THANK YOU!

PS....I feel fine now, since it's 3:30, but I am already dreading the next morning.  ARRRRGH!
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Thanks so much!  I don't feel so alone, you guys are great.  I am on Cymbalta 60mg, Tranxene at night 30mg and Valium as needed (when I'm ready to jump out of my skin).  The cymbalta is for my feet, which burn and aggravate the heck out of me.  The consensus is that it is caused by anxiety, so I basically have had every known symptom possible of anxiety.  Anyway, yep, I hate the shower due to the feelings I have while IN the shower (just want to make clear to all that read that it's not that I hate to be clean:).  Trying to have a sense of humor today here.  So I took half a Valium this morning after I got to work and I can function, a little chest pain, but other than that, ok.  In my worst times, I will wake a little early and have the valium on the nightstand, take it, and then wait for the next alarm to get up.  That does help.  Interesting you mention that if you don't take your antidepressant the night before you feel worse; because I started taking mine in the morning last week and I have felt worse too!  Last night, I changed and took it at bed time - I feel better than I did, not cured, but better than all this week.  Thanks for the tip, I will cont. taking at night and maybe I should go ahead and start taking the valium earlier too.  I hate meds, oh well, what can you do:)

Take care and thank you thank you!
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i have anxiety but didnt know what the heck it was and thought i was just going crazy ....went to the doctor and found out that i wasnt ....it has come out with stressful events in my life ...for instance i had to fly ...though i hadnt had any anxiety "anything" for a long time....when i got off that plane my anxiety payed me a visit for a while after that ...i take kolonipin but only when i feel the "crazies"....half a pill.....i have been having morning anxiety since my husband has been away in school ...we are military so the potentialy anxiety making situations are aways there....this morning my daughter was getting ready for school and the closer she got to leaving the more "crazy" i felt..i took half the pill and then laughed at myself because i felt so instantly better....my problem is not taking the pill because i want to be fine all by myself but i feel so much better when i do .....you guys inspire me ...i realize that it could be worse ..and it is for some of you but you have a great understanding of what you are going thru and are dealing with it so well....God bless you all
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I am not sure if I feel more anxious/depressed during the seasons, but I do feel very anxious and have a hard time getting even getting out of bed in the mornings.  I am suffering from anxiety and panic again and am on Zoloft and Ativan along with therapy.  I know that if I remain in bed, then it wins and I cannot let that happen.  I sometimes have to put things in perspective and realize that no matter how much I am suffering, I can learn from this experience and there is someone in this world that is much less fortunate  than I am even in this state.  I do know that it will get better with time and hard work.  This forum is also a great tool to use as well.  There are so many people here that are going through the exact same thing you are and really care how you are doing.  

  
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