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   Posted 11/15/2006 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Mornings are so tough for me- waking up with the anxiety all the time.  It just amazes me that I go to bed feeling good (in fact last night I felt fine and thought maybe this bout of A/P was finally over), but still wake up every morning with the racing heart, tense body, etc.  I know just laying there doesn't help, so I try to get myself moving, but sometimes I feel so bad that it is hard to.  I do have to get ready for work (at least for now, until my job ends or I find a new one), so I have tried taking a walk before I get ready.
But I still can't seem to shake the morning anxiety (and possibly depression).

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   Posted 11/15/2006 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
*hugs* Yes mornings are hard. As my depression worsens I have more troubles in the AM. You may wanna talk to a doc and see if you cant get it straightened out.

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   Posted 11/15/2006 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I know how it is. Mornings are usually the worst for me, after some time it will ease up for me. Have you talked to your doc about it?

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   Posted 11/15/2006 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I know what you mean about mornings.  Towards the end of my day, i sometimes feel as if things are looking up, then when morning comes, i have that feeling where things aren't feeling right and I feel down, and start the day again worrying about this and that.  It's such a vicious cycle-I wish i could go back to the way i was a few months ago, where waking up in the morning was a good feeling, enjoying a morning coffee and getting ready for work without all this stress and anxiety.  i'm so glad to hear that i'm not the only one like this.  I'm getting tired of it, and i can't wait until i can be at that happy point again in my life where i don't feel uneasy.

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   Posted 11/15/2006 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi a.l. I too struggle with mornings. It is kinda nice to be validated that others do too. I could never put my finger on it. I feel the ANXIETY as soon as my eyes open and this seems weird to me because it's not like I've been awake and stewing on something. I force myself up, make a cup of coffee and then take my dog for walk. Action is the best remedy. I wish you well. God bless.
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   Posted 11/15/2006 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
 Hi a.l  I to hate gettting up in the mornings, I take my wife and kid to school and work then I'm back at home alone so I tend to get depressed and I just hate to sit watch tv so I just go out and work with the horses they always seem to know when I'm down but they do have away of getting me back in a good mood and I never feel my anxiety with them even when I'm out riding and ppl stop and talk to me about them. theres just something about them that brings me back like yesterday we when to the beach for a ride I just let them go and they where just a jumping and a kicking and running around having fun while we made the fire. I feel really lucky to have them and we all had a good time riding even in the cold.

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   Posted 11/15/2006 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Mornings can be really rough can't they? Just last week I was struggling not to just pull the covers over my head and give up...but it always get's better.  This week I'm OK.  On bad days I just grit my teeth, get up and go to either the gym or work.  Like pulling off a bandaid!!! Quicker is better.  The more you think about it, the harder it get's.  Good luck a.l. I'm thinking of is the job search going?  ((((hugs))))

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 11/15/2006 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah mornings suck for me too.  The moment I wake up the thoughts start racing, I tense up, and I feel like puking.  It's hard for me to go to work lately (after experiencing a PA in the parking lot).  Although I've been perservering-----the less you think about it the better it is.  Stay focused and good luck.

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   Posted 11/15/2006 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Mornings suck for me. I feel crazy when I wake up, and just very tingly and out of flesh or something. I don't know.

I take my meds and an Ativan and then I'm calm, but it's about a 30 minute transition into feeling normal or even longer.

OIIIIII I do feel ya there. I also am NOT a morning person, so that doesn't help either.


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