Dealing With Morning Fears, How to deal ?

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stkitt
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   Posted 11/17/2009 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I know many of you have posted re fears and anxieties that overwhelm you as you wake up in the morning? It’s all suddenly came up to you when you first open your eyes. What will you do then to handle your anxiety?


Let us start a post where everyone shares that has this issue. I have this issue not daily but frequently.



I take a deep breathe and do something to get my mind off problems. Usually I get out of bed, get my bowl of Cheerios and hop on the computer to see what happened in HW over night :). It gives my brain time to engage in healthy thinking and not worry about things I cannot control.



What do you do?



Kitt

debaser
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   Posted 11/17/2009 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Like I think I've posted before, it's the hormone cortisol that can really wreak havoc on some anxiety sufferers. It's produced by the body in the mornings to help us wake up. For me, oddly enough, it doesn't hit me right when I open my eyes. Only if I was having a weird or bad dream. Usually it takes all of one minute to kick in. Pretty much it hits me when I stand up.

I don't wake up anxious every morning, but often enough that I just consider it routine. Unless the anxiety is so bad that it affects my stomach I just work or do whatever I normally do. In about an hour the anxiety will go away. If it's particularly intense I will write, which is my preferred method of dealing with anxiety in general.

Sometimes the anxiety hangs on for a while but isn't as intense. Just annoying. At that point the best thing I can do is leave my apartment, and generally that will make it go away.

stkitt
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   Posted 11/18/2009 4:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks debaser and I hope others will share here too.

Gentle Hugs,

Kitt

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   Posted 11/18/2009 5:13 AM (GMT -7)   
debaser mine is about like yours is in the morning. I wake up when hubby is getting ready for work and can not go back to sleep. I dont know if it is from starting the paxil or what. do either of you take meds? about 15 minutes after I get up I am so tired again from the anxiety but I have to get ready for work. I find through the day If I stay busy I am fine but when I am sitting doing nothing the anxiety is there. I had a kidney stone blasted and was on vicodin for 4 days and that is when the anxiety started when I stopped taking the pain meds. I have not suffered anxiety in years. I talked to my doctor yesterday and she said that could very well have started it and that the paxil will kick in soon. good luck to both of you. Barb

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   Posted 11/18/2009 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Barbz,

Paxil is an SSRI, I think, and if it is it may do that when you first start it. Side effects like that usually go away in time from what I understand.

I take 1 mg of Klonopin a day, half at night and half in the morning. It wouldn't cause my anxiety to be worse in the mornings. That's just the way it is for me. Perhaps yours will go away as you get used to the Paxil. In the mean time just try to get busy before it gets you, I guess!

Good luck to you, too.
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