Morning sadness/anxiety

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   Posted 9/27/2009 7:55 AM (GMT -6)   
 The mornings that I wake up earlier than I have to  and Im too tired to get started.. I lay in bed. When I do this, I find myself getting nauseous and the racing thoughts begin. I think of things like being members dying...etc..Then I force myself to just get up and eat something.
Does this happen to anyone?
I don't know what happened to the old "me"...wish I could find her again!
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   Posted 9/27/2009 8:17 AM (GMT -6)   


Hello and Happy Sunday to you.  When my depression is bad I will wake up sad and very anxious wondering what the day will bring.  Also the many loved ones I have lost to death will pop into my mind so I get right up and do not linger in the bed.  I may end up sitting on the couch crying but I try not to lay in bed as it seems to make me feel worse............hopeless.

The one thing I tell myself when this happens to me is that only I can make it better.

Take care and gentle hugs to you,



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   Posted 9/28/2009 1:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I've gotten that too. Why morning I don't know. I would get anxious, or just depressed (not b/c of something, just out of nowhere--that's the way my depression works, which, therefore, makes it hard to treat)..and sometimes I can't get out of the "hole." Sometimes moving about helps eventually. Try to think of ANYTHING, anything at all that makes you the slightest bit happy (tho its usually not as much when you're really deep in the "hole"--nothing makes you as happy as before) and hold onto the thought.
Sit outside when its quiet--a place where you like to be.

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   Posted 9/28/2009 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Anxiety's worse in the morning for a lot of people because of a hormone called cortisol. The body produces it in larger volumes to help us wake up, and if a person has anxiety then they may be more sensitive to it than others.

I think we tend to get depressed in the morning for more practical reasons. We'd rather be asleep!

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   Posted 9/28/2009 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
When I have panic and anxiety, I would always wake up feeling in a high state of anxiety. I would try to remember right away what I was anxious about. I would feel so uncomfortable and hate it so much. Sometimes I would just want to go back to sleep to hide from it all. I find in the evening to be at peace the most.
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   Posted 9/28/2009 11:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Mornings have always been the toughest part of the day for me.  I seem to wake up feeling very vulnerable and the anxiety and sadness creep in before I have a chance to get myself together mentally.  Most days I can handle it, but on those rare occassions that it's too overwhelming, I take a xanax and go back to bed and sleep a little while longer.  If I can't sleep, I'll journal or get online to distract myself.  Hope your mornings improve!
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