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   Posted 1/2/2007 7:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Just a little bit of back history...I have suffered from severe depression and severe anxiety for years.
I have been off of meds now for quite some time. And it seems that the depression is getting better (with help from my b/f). But the anxiety is still bad. I will admit that I do take benadryl to calm myself down.
But,in the morning when I first wake up my mind races. I have a million thoughts,and a million memories that just come out of nowhere. It is so weird. I will remember things that I have "blocked out" for years,and have no idea where these thoughts come from.
I wonder if this is normal and part of the anxiety?
Has anyone else experienced this?
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   Posted 1/2/2007 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I dont know if it is Normal or not but I do know I have done this for many years and I am sure I will continue
I wake up in panic over things I remember going thru or being involved in
Memories of my messed up childhood are always at the top of my morning I find
I wish it were different but some of these memories I dont mind others make me very upset and hurt and panicky
Take care hun
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   Posted 1/2/2007 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I am always at my worst in the morning which is strange because you would think you have not been thinking about things and working you up.  But I wake up with a knot in my stomach and am not usually able to eat til late in the afternoon.  So just to let you know you are not alone.
hang in there,

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   Posted 1/2/2007 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Mornings are definitely my worst time too!!! Can't understand how I can go to bed feeling fairly calm and wake up in such a state of anxiety!! This morning I woke up at 4 am- my heart was racing- wonder if we think of things subconsiously while we sleep and then wake up with these thoughts... wish there was some way to avoid this!! Yes, you are definitely not alone!!

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   Posted 1/2/2007 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   
hi shynsassy, i know exactly what you mean about having to remember things that were "blocked out" ive done this alot recently, Im hoping its just things getting cleared out of my head so i can forget them. A sort of healing process maybe?? I do know that it is very hard, and theres so much i had blocked out, i wish it was over with. I hope you feel better soon, take care.
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   Posted 1/2/2007 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi shynsassy
Hmmm..just wondering if you have been to some sort of therapy/counselling etc...coz this can really help get all those bottled up dramas in our lives out in the open and dissolved!
I detest mornings when I am feeling down..just ghastly...I have found for me it's a case of getting out of bed straight away and not dwelling too much on those thoughts..hard to shake off sometimes I know..but lying there stewing about them is worse lol.

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   Posted 1/3/2007 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
wow,I am in shock as I thought for sure it was not normal.
My dreams are never pleasant. I always dream of in my terms "chaos" where I need to get somewhere and can't because a million things are in my way. Or someone is trying to hurt me and I can't get away from them. Then when I wake up my whole body hurts,and it takes me about an hour to feel calm again.
It just amazes me because my life has taken a complete 360 within the last couple of years. My home life is not stressful. I now have a very unstressful (boring at most times) job.
My kids are 17 and 20,so they are not as stressful as they used to be. It just annoys me,that my mind hasn't caught up with my life!
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