Horrible feeling in stomach on waking

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   Posted 6/29/2007 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I wake up a lot of times in the morning and sometimes during the night with an anxious feeling in my stomache 'i do worry alot and have lot of anxiety .i am a very outging person and have a part time job which has helped me a lot 'because i am arond people and i love it " does anybody else have thesesymptoms .i take .25 of alprolazam morning and evening or as needed but i try not to take it more than two times a day

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   Posted 6/29/2007 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   

Good Morning,

Congratulations on the part time job. It is good to know you like to be around people.

Would you be a little more specific on the "horrible feeling in your stomach"?

That may help with the response you get from the members.  Thanks and remember that anxiety can cause just about any symptom but a little more info would be helpful.


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   Posted 6/29/2007 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
yes its afeeling of anxiety . a feeling of dread .like when going to the drs etc.i know its anxiety because i have always had gad. my job has been a blessing 'i have also had agoraphopia and p/a so i would recomend a small job for all of you that can to do something even volenteer work .i have been carrying a lot of stress .I wanted toknow how other people handle it if they have it

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   Posted 6/29/2007 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a full time job and my p/a has never debilitated me to the point of not being able to work but it's still uncomfortable.
I am seriously considering buying a self help book that a lot of people here recommend. I relax myself through breathing and if I'm around my husband and friends (which is 75% of the time) I'm usually fine. Surround yourself with people that you are comfortable with and keep yourself busy.

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   Posted 6/29/2007 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks diane
Ido keep myself busy my work is with people ' i dont have problems at work .and i do keep busy at home i bake a lot etc i am very active and very outgoing .nobody knows what i am feeling . i have a lot of friends 'being around my husband is the problem ;i must add that i am in my seventies

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   Posted 7/1/2007 6:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I would order that book it might help you get a better understanding of what this DD can and will do to you

Breathing exercises is great so is other Relaxation Tecniques and CBT

Check out the resources HW has to offer as well as read some more of the helpful posts '

Many feel like you do hun
Ypou are not alone in this

Let us know how you make out

BTW,.........If not to personal why does your husband cause you more anxiety??
Dont answer unless you really want to I do understand

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   Posted 7/1/2007 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure if it's the same feeling, but I often wake up with what I call a sour stomach. I must have been having some anxiety thing going on while I was still sleeping, as far as I can tell. It usually goes away fairly quickly; if I'm sick for more than an hour these days it's pretty rare. This morning I woke up with it, incidentally. I've found that getting up and moving around helps. Sometimes even making the bed is enough to alleviate it. I'm religious the way I take my Klonopin, so I always wait until eight a.m., but since I'm up earlier these days I've thought about moving it up to seven.

Something to consider: if you're taking Xanax even once a day, you may consider asking your physician about switching to a longer-acting benzodiazepine such as Klonopin or Valium. There would be less risk of tolerance and you'd get the benefit of taking it at regular intervals and having it in your system at all times. If you stay at 1 mg or less per day, it shouldn't be that hard to discontinue should you decide to do so. Easier than the Xanax, anyway, from what I've read.
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