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.
My Brain: My friend, My enemy: A blog to chronicle my attempt to recover from anxiety/panic disorderanxietypanicdisorder.blogspot.com/