I do hope the psych will give you some benzos but its generally best to not ask for xanax as it has a reputation of being used by drug addicts to tide them over when they run out
just ask for a benzo to take as needed and let the psych decide which one
feeling bad on waking is common with worries about having to face the new day
I do hope your experts give you some useful advice and dont just sit there and listen
you need to learn CBT, that is new ways of coping with the anxiety and stress
I am in the same boat. Mornings are no good for me. I don't get attacks but I feel very anxious and fearful. When I wake up in the morning, I don't feel like.. WOW, it's a new day! (Which I should) Instead, I am reminded of all the horrible things in life like death and disease. Like you, I feel much better in the evening. You probably feel anxious again after several hours because that's how Xanax works. It doesn't last very long. Klonopin has a longer half life and really does last longer. One pill in the morning should take care of you the rest of the day. Do you drink coffee in the morning? As you may know caffeine makes anxiety worse.
I don't like to rely on meds either. If you have time, try going out for a walk. I do this sometimes and I find that it helps relieve my anxiety.
Good luck with everything.