Don't want to goto bed at night anymore

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kitkat32
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   Posted 12/16/2009 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I know many of us share morning anxiety. I just feel like I needed to vent to people who understand this.

I have anxiety almost all day. It is mild compared to how it use to be but my mornings are just horrid.

I can't seem to sleep past 5 and when I get out of bed I have the most horrible next few hours.

I have the dry heaves so bad. I have some medications I need to take in the morning with food and I end up not being able to take them until about 10 when the dry heaves stop.

This morning I just freaked out before anyone else woke up. I beat the heck out of my couch. I try so hard to not have to take a xanax but I have been ending up doing just that.

I can't stand this much longer. My poor husband looks so exhausted from supporting me. I feel like I am hurting him by going through this again.

I just want to scream!!!!

Thanks for listening...kitkat

debaser
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   Posted 12/16/2009 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Is this something that has been happening to you lately or has it been an ongoing thing?

kitkat32
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   Posted 12/16/2009 6:07 PM (GMT -7)   
It happened several years ago when I first started dealing with anxiety problems.

Now, it has been going on for a few weeks.

kitkat

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   Posted 12/16/2009 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, about a month ago I went through this horrible ordeal where I just could not stay asleep. I'd get up at 4am sometimes, but usually closer to 5. On top of that I couldn't get to sleep at night, either, so I was staying up until 2 or 3 in the morning. That went on for two weeks. Physically I was exhausted and when that happens to me my acid reflux is worse and my anxiety is worse, too. So it makes it even harder to sleep.

Eventually I guess my body just got tired of it. I went to bed real late one night and slept until 11:30. Have been normal (or as normal as I can possibly be) ever since.

But during that time nothing would make me sleep and stay asleep. Not even nyquil and I'm on Klonopin (not recommended, by the way).

I hope you get some sleep soon. I think that once you do everything else will get a little better, too.

kitkat32
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   Posted 12/16/2009 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
The odd thing is that I do get good sleep. I fall asleep pretty good every night. I usually only awake once in the night and can fall back asleep.

It's the getting up that kills me. I absolutely hate it. My husband has been on vacation and he helps me through it. Don't know how it will be when he heads back to work.

kitkat

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   Posted 12/16/2009 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
If you have a treadmill maybe you could try rigorous exercise for five or ten minutes? When the body wakes, lots of things happen but two of them are a little bit of adrenaline is released, but also a hormone called cortisol. Both are stimulants.

If the exercise doesn't work, perhaps try taking the opposite approach and meditate.

Honestly I have the same problem. I don't think mine is generally as severe as yours has been recently. Neither of the above help me with it, but I've heard of them helping others. What I do is write if it's really bad. If it's "mild" or "moderate" I just get to work. I office at home so that's easy for me. Something has to get your mind off of the anxiety, I would think.

kitkat32
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   Posted 12/16/2009 9:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for your support.

I will try the exercise. I have an elipitical so maybe I should run for a bit.

My poor hubby...lol. The elipictal is in our bedroom. I can only imagine his face when I am running at 5.

Here's too a peaceful night/morning for both of us.

kitkat

debaser
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   Posted 12/16/2009 11:12 PM (GMT -7)   
hah...yeah I'd move that thing out of the bedroom.

Hope you have a good morning tomorrow.

Stormienite
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   Posted 12/17/2009 2:39 AM (GMT -7)   
How long have you been on xanax?  Could it be that you're going too long without it and that's why you're sick?  I know if I go 12 hrs w/o it I feel like crap til it gets in my system again.
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PaigeDP
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   Posted 12/19/2009 9:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, everyone. My anxiety actually isnt worse in the mornings. It used to be when the anxiety first started, but now it is WAYYYY worse at night. In fact, alot of the times I can go through a whole day, not even remember I have anxiety, then when I lie down to go to sleep, I have intense derealization and depersonalization.. I get these racings thoughts, think I'm seeing things, think I'm hearing things and am just terrified. Before, even though this was happening, I was getting to sleep really early, and sleeping pretty well. I would wake up several times, but was still refreshed the next day. Now, I have started going to sleep closer to 2 AM and waking up later. Still, I am getting my hours, but I don't really like waking up too late in the day. Also, I dread getting ready for bed every night now. Or for night to even come for that matter. It's just like automatic whether I think I am thinking about it or not. Do you guys who have it worse in the morning experience this sometimes too? Because like I said, it used to be worse in the mornings for me.
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