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deedah
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   Posted 3/30/2008 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I feel like when I wake up in the morning, my depression/anxiety is 10 times worse than throughout the day. During the week I am home alone in the morning. Does anyone have any tips to cope when you first wake up with those feelings?

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   Posted 3/30/2008 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Deedah,

Do you take medication for depression/anxiety? If you do, maybe you should take it first thing when you get up. Or take at night so you have it in your system when you do get up.

Really you should talk to your doctor about it whether you are taking meds or not. I hope that this is helpful to you.

If you have a lot of things to do in the morning when you first get up, maybe you should do some things the night before to make things less stressful.

Hopefully somebody will come along with more advice, I think if we knew a little more about your situation, we would be able to help more.

I think it all depends on what is causing you to feel anxious in the mornings. Or if you just wake up that way.

Hugs, Karen
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Dee75
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   Posted 3/30/2008 7:30 PM (GMT -7)   

I get up right away and turn on the TV news and have a cup of coffee. It helps to get my mind off the depression. I also take a Zoloft. Wishing you well. Dee

 

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deedah
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   Posted 3/30/2008 7:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I take 75mg of zoloft before bed as well as .5mg of klonopin before bed and .5mg of klonopin in the morning. I tried switching zolof to the morning but it seems more effective before bed so I take it at night. I just wake up that way. Lately I have had vivid dreams and I think the dreams may bring on anxiety. Thank you for your response and hopefully each day will be better.
Deb

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   Posted 3/30/2008 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I hit the coffee first thing in the morning too. Plus take all of my meds. But I take them at night too. But I take a high dose so it can be split up that way. I am slow going in the morning due to fibromyalgia. But I have the time that it takes to get going so there is no stress.

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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 4/1/2008 2:02 AM (GMT -7)   

I completely understand what you mean... I am not a morning person either. My morning routine usually involves making a cup of coffee (noticing a pattern yet!?) and coming onto healingwell. I find that if I do my moderator-like stuff first thing in the morning, it gets me going as I dont have to think about me.

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ShynSassy
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   Posted 4/1/2008 5:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Diddo on that Darren,if something screws up my routine(ie internet down ect) my day is shot!
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misspstink
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   Posted 4/1/2008 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   

i know exactly what your feeling like.

I almost hate waking up in the morning. I take meds for it but I don't believe they are working anymore.


djdaz_1985
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   Posted 4/2/2008 2:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I know what you mean Shy, anything that mucks up my morning routine puts me in a really bad mood! lol (Even if I stay in bed too long! LOL)

Everyone has a guardian angel. They help pick you up when you fall, comfort you through your times of need and help you appreciate the times when things are going well.
 
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ShynSassy
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   Posted 4/2/2008 4:13 AM (GMT -7)   
LOl Darren,I am the same way! It is worse on the weekends (when I should be sleeping more) I have my routine of coffee,computer,then cleaning and doing laundry so I can be done by a certain time..

I am sure it is the "control" thing...
Shy


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getting by
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   Posted 4/2/2008 10:22 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL you guys,

I am the same way. Turn the computer on, get my meds and coffee and check email and the forum. If something were to upset that, I don't know if I could function.

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ShynSassy
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   Posted 4/2/2008 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I think we are all becoming computer Geeks!!
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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 4/3/2008 3:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Maybe its a moderator thing! lol Its funny that we all have the same routine... Coffee, Meds, Computer! lol

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getting by
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   Posted 4/3/2008 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Actually Darren,

Mine is meds coffee computer.LOL
Hope that you had a wonderful day on that side of the world.
hugs, Karen
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yana
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   Posted 4/12/2008 2:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone,
Welcome to world of net addicts!!!!lol

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ShynSassy
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   Posted 4/14/2008 5:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Bump
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Caring Husband
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   Posted 11/2/2008 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   

Greetings!

My wife has suffered from morning depression for many years.  Because I am a "morning person" this has caused conflict.  I have tried many ways of dealing with this without much success.  I am hoping that perhaps those who also deal with morning depression can give me some insights on how to, or how not to, interact with my wife during the period that she is down.


getting by
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   Posted 11/2/2008 10:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Caring Husband,

First of all I would like to welcome you to the HeallingWell depression forum. You have come to a wonderful place full of many kind and caring members.

I would think that by now, your wife would be use to your morning ambition. But I guess that is something only you two would know. I wouldn't change anything, if she doesn't want to talk, I would go on with whatever you are use to doing and not worry about it. I think that by now, whatever you are doing should be working. But who's to say. Does she cry in the mornings? Or is she quiet? Some people are argumentive. If you could explain a little more, we should be able to give you some advice.

If you are interested, we have a thread for introductions, or you could start a thread of your own. This is an older thread, and I am not sure how many people will be reading, but I am sure that you will get some responses.

Talk to us, let us know more about what is going on. We are here to help you as much as we can.

Best wishes for a wonderful day

Hugs, Karen
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