Do you ever feel strange when you first wake up?

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   Posted 10/9/2006 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Seems like some mornings I wake up I feel strange and spacy and have a since of impending doom. I guess it's hard to explain. Does anyone else experience that?


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   Posted 10/9/2006 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes I do get that same feeling and I would describe it just as you did "Impending Doom" ..
Like you know something is going to happen and 9/10 times it does for me anyways
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   Posted 10/9/2006 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Georgia

I too wake up like that. I have to set up for a bit before I can ever walk to the kitchen because I am so off balance. There are also times I wake up not reconizing my room. It just last for a couple of moments but it's still upsets me.

I hope you felling better soon

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   Posted 10/9/2006 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I get like this more when waking to an alarm than waking un assisted

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   Posted 10/10/2006 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Georgia! I love reading your posts because they make me feel better because I feel that we have so much in common. Yes some mornings I wake up and just have a scared feeling, I hate it when I wake up that way and have to work cause its almost like it makes me scared to go to work or something... isn't it just weird how we feel this way???

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   Posted 10/10/2006 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like this tipical of us a/p sufferers. I love sleeping cause I feel normal but I dread waking up cause its the worst part of the day for me. I literally have to drag myself to work. But on the up side even though I'm alone for the first 3 hours of the day I can always come here to HW.
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   Posted 10/10/2006 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
good morning georgia, ;) im sorry i woke up this morning feeling so depressed and out of it, i really would love to crawl back in bed and stay there......insomnia makes the mornings worse to i believe, our bodies dont get enough time to recoup. Im hoping that today will be as other days, it will eventually get better as the day goes on, i got me fingers crossed anyways. I can relate to alot of this, especially lately, i am scared to go to work today angela, so i know how that feels too. We can get past this right, this horrible impending doom I wish i could sleep earlier and get up earlier.......i miss everyone in the mornings :( take care and im with daisy too, im glad i can wake up and come here. hugs
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   Posted 10/10/2006 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Georgia, I actually did some reading on this and asked my therapist about this very thing you described so well. This summer I was suffering morning panic and doom almost everyday-horrible! I learned that cortisol, a stress hormone that our bodies make, is at the hightest level in the morning! Weird huh? You would think that it would build throughout the day as stressors arise, but no it is worse in the a.m....dirty trick if you ask me-what a way to start the day! Anyway the things that have worked for me are c.b.t. and taking St. John's Wort (if you already take meds consult w/ doc first!) Just knowing that hormones are behind the morning anxiety have helped to alleviate it (unless I wake w/ a nightmare, then all bets are off!) Hope that you find any of this's to sunnier mornings for you!

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   Posted 10/10/2006 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
You guys are all so wonderful and supportive. Thank you so much for your replies. It helps me so much to know i'm not alone in this. Sending big hugs to all of you.


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   Posted 10/10/2006 10:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I get an awful feeling in the mornings. It used to be worse than it is now. I didn't want to get out of bed because of it. I hated to get up and take my dog to the bathroom because everything seemed wierd, like uneven and just not right. I'm a little better now but i still get it. I was so scared to even wake up because I was scared of how I might feel.
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