Morning Anxiety?

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/31/2007 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Its me again with a few morning "opinion/experience" questions. Is it common at all to experience more anxiety when you first wake up in the morning than throughout the rest of the day? It's like sometimes I don't enjoy climbing into bed at night because I am feeling so positive and calm and expect myself to wake up with anxiety again.
I have made a lot of changes in the past six weeks...Changing the dosage of one med and starting a new one, changing my nutrition (cutting out sugars and salts as much as I can), taking a multivitamin, seeing a therapist once a week, and a psychiatrist, as well as reading self-help books and trying meditation. I feel like right now I SHOULD be back to the way I want to be feeling. Am I being to hard on myself? Is this really just a process that is taking a little longer than I would like and i need to develop some patience? I really do have parts of my day when I really do feel back to "normal" but then the anxiety creeps up again. I'm talking to my psychiatrist in a few hours! I know the ideal situation would be for me NOT to move out to California for 4 months so I can get a more secure handle on my anxiety here. But I do have confidence in myself that I CAN do this even if its hard, and that its not like I have to give up all the things I have been doing just because I will be in California! I'll still have an adjusted diet, my medication, a telephone to talk to my therapist and psychiatrist, etc. Plus I am going to ask the psychiatrist what he suggests about my move to Cali. My aunt made an important point to me last night that if I'm dealing with uncomfortable anxiety and STILL am trying everything in my power to make this move to Cali work than that means I REALLY want it and that its worth making the effort. If that means getting to the airport and changing my mind SO BE IT. If that means being in Cali for a week, or a month and changing my mind SO BE IT. Sorry for the bit of a rant here, its more of my needing to express how I feel and looking for some honest feedback!
Thanks in advance

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   Posted 12/31/2007 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
HI this is basically exactly what Kitt and All have posted in last thread you were asking about

I believe I mentioned this was how my days would begin.....

NOW I do not look at it this way .....I breathe and look outside and I say to self it is going to be a GREAT day today ...........

This is how I have learned to make it thru many a bad day .............
Hoping this helps

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   Posted 12/31/2007 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   

Hey Danielle,

Just dropping in to say Lyn is right on.  I have started to practice Lyn's habit of telling myself "This will be a good day".  I can sense you are expecting a lot of yourself in a short time.

Just remember those babysteps will add up but it is a slow process. Your doing all the right things but, like me, you want to see results quickly and that doesn't happen.  It takes a lot of hard work.  So be easy on yourself.

You will make it.  Keep on posting and stay in the moment.........

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   Posted 12/31/2007 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Danielle,
I've always had trouble with mornings, anxiety seems to sneak up on me so quickly and overwhelms me when I first wake up.  I've learned to use my breathing and relaxation and remind myself that the awful morning feeling always passes and just because I'm anxious in the morning dosn't mean I will be all day.  My mornings have gotten better and easier to handle over time, but once in a while I sitll have a tough one.  Best of luck with your decision about CA!

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   Posted 12/31/2007 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Danielle,

I also wanted to say that Lyn is so right about this issue.  It's tough starting out the day on a sour note and I try to do the same as Lyn on a daily basis.  It doesn't always work, but I do try. 

I have to say that I think your aunt made an excellent point and I have gotten the same feeling from you that really do want this opportunity.  No matter what happens - if you decide at any point not to be in CA then that's the right decision for you at the right time.  But I do hope you give it a try because as your aunt said, I really do think you want this.

Good luck to you and let us know what you plan to do as well as how you are doing.



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