Morning anxiety is bad

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   Posted 6/6/2010 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone know why anxiety is so bad in the mornings?

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   Posted 6/7/2010 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Many people report that they feel most anxious in the morning. This morning spike of anxiety has been linked to a surge in the stress hormone cortisol, which peaks shortly after awakening.

I frequently have morning anxiety upon awakening when I am having a rough time.

Treatments for morning anxiety can include addressing underlying anxiety disorders, eating complex carbohydrates shortly after awakening, waking up slowly and gently and practicing relaxation, yoga or meditation shortly after awakening.



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   Posted 6/7/2010 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there n welcome
it is bad in am due to reasons i hv no idea what day will bring my way
its been that way for so long
by night i know i can go to sleep n forget the demons ya know
im not sure if thats why you are finding it worse in mornings or whether its because you hv to face the day
i think its possible that many hv a/p more in mornings upon waking up if they are dpressed or for other resons
a/p though can get you anytime
hv you talked to your doc n are you doing anything or taking meds for your anxiety
stay with us n more will post im sure
glad you found us here

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   Posted 6/7/2010 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
im not sure why either. but mine is absolutely worse in the mornings. i tend to get better as the day goes on and usually by night i am ok. hope you feel better soon.

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   Posted 6/7/2010 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Mine have been either , but lately mornings within and hour or so of waking up. For awhile I was having them in the evenings but they flipped on me. I will also mention that I have gastro issues which hit me in the morning and when there in check I have much less attacks in the morning, I am a firm believer anxiety/panic sufferers need to get at least 3 good meals aday and possibly healthy snacks in between to prevent a low sugar anxiety attack. I no longer eat fast foods and order healthy as possible meals at restaurants. For me my diet was/is half my issue.

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