Hi everyone. Been on Paxil since 2000 and recently, my doc increased my dose because my OCD traits are coming out more. I have a lot of things on my mind, am a chronic worrier, and am more anxious than usual. I've been waking up lately boo-hooing and really have to drag myself out of bed. By early afternoon, usually I'm ok. It really doesn't make sense to me how I can wake up feeling so bad but go to bed feeling good.
Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P Forum. I am so happy you found us as you will meet many members with the same issues as your.
I was the same way as you just 2 years ago, I would wake up and break into tears before getting out of bed as I did not know what to do when I got up; I felt so sad and hopeless.
During the afternoon hours I felt better and in the evening I think I felt relieved as I could go to sleep and the emotional pain I was in would be gone while I was asleep.
I promised myself never to stay in bed all day so no matter how hard, I got up and got dressed and made it through the morninngs.
I do take meds and have gone through some intensive therapy and now these mornings are very few.
I hope this helps you and I am sure you will find others that can identify with how you feel.
Again a warm welcome,Kitt
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
Oh boy, I can relate. By noon-ish I am fine and good in the evening but barely drag myself out of bed in the mornings. Methinks my antidepressant isn't as effective as it could be.
You have come to the right place for support and encouragement.
Well Harlan..I thought I was the only one with the morning blues..sheesh I detest that feeling! This morning was a great example...aaaargh..I knew I had to work with a certain someone who has not being playing nicely - I awoke with that feeling of 'dread' quickly followed by my mind telling me that I could not possibly go to work and face this person - I even developed the light-headed feeling and sore neck..While I was going thru all this nonsense I carried on getting ready for work - got the car out - got the shakes - went inside and sat on my bed - picked up my book about anxiety flicked thru a few pages...went outside got in the car and went to work - shaking all the way, trying to focus on my breathing..the bottom line is that things were not as bad as I thought they were gonna be - by morning tea time I was starting to feel Almost human - lunchtime not much better - and then by 1pm I could feel the cloud lifting - the rest of the afternoon was really good thank goodness! It can be done Harlan - tomorrow is gonna be a lot easier (she said bravely :)
IMHO you have taken the first step by posting and now let us help you
All great input IMHO
Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 6/6/2008 12:46:27 PM (GMT-6)