Morning Anxiety

Posted by anniegk @anniegk, Aug 10, 2017

How many of you that suffer from Panic, Anxiety and Depression find that their symptoms are worse in the morning and gradually get better towards evening?

@manno: I think the Citalopram prescribed by your doctor should definitely help. It may take up to two weeks to show results. Your doctor might adjust the dosage after a few weeks, if necessary. All the best. Do let us know if you feel better.

@manno

Hi
I have intense anxiety in the morning. Anything I try wont go true me. Taking a hot bath…don't even feel the hot water. Muscle to tense. Trying to meditade…nope. The only thing the help are short calm exercices. It can take me an hour to eat my 2 toasts. But I eat them. Lost 15 lbs in 2 months. I take a normal dose of 1 mg of ativan to sleep at night for 3 years. I know it s long but for now I dont realy care. Rarely, like this morning, I take 1 to help me.
I had many losts in last 5 years…divorce. My 2 daughters I love so much are living by there own wich is ok of course, but leave the the house so empty.
After my divorce I was "ok". Ready for a new start..I bought a small simple house by my own, but it was full of MAJOR hidden deffects. Cost me all my of  my energy and a lot of money..
I ve just lost my job. I was working hard in the same well knowne companie for 25 years. Like every where else , they are reorganising, so they closed all my department.
I'm 56 years old, and just feel these are all radical changes happening in the same time. And havent find what path I can take. Anyway for now I m so anxious I have difficulty to think clearly. The place I worked at was difficult and let me with frustrations fatigue and a lost of self worth
My Dc  prescribed me citalopram to try to calm me down. Hope it will work. Starting today at 10mg. Im trying to find a way to see a spychologist but money might be an issue…
After watching tv in the morning. (No news, no stressing serie…). I just lived for the afternoon, with small "missions" . reason to go out and walk and breathe. When I come back at 4pm I'm calmer. The day is almost finished, its starting to get darker. In the afternoon I usually feel better. So in the morning Im always surprised to feel the anxiety back whit so much intensity. So am gratefull to find that  discussion. I feel less alone.
Ps I hope my english is not to bad…
Thanks

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@manno I'm sorry to hear of your anxiety I too have Fibromyalgia ,wicked disease and when I get a flare I notice my mood changes I do Tai Chi have you tried it or do it? It's not exercises as much as slow moves and using your breathing It's an effort to do with a flare or don't want to mood, but if you push yourself in the morning it can help .Even though you hurt small stretching helps gets the muscles moving I wish you the best ,

@pankaj

@manno: I think the Citalopram prescribed by your doctor should definitely help. It may take up to two weeks to show results. Your doctor might adjust the dosage after a few weeks, if necessary. All the best. Do let us know if you feel better.

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@pankaj .Thank you so much. I just feel here that Im not the only one who goes true something like this. This is so humanely helpful! I know that in 2 weeks my dosage of citalopram will be 20mg. Luckily I have a good doctor. I know I cant rely on him for the follow up. But I m also grateful having found this discussion.

@lioness. The exercices I do are kind of a mixe of yoga(realy basic) and stretching. But I think tai chi could be a good idea! Thanks

@manno

@lioness. The exercices I do are kind of a mixe of yoga(realy basic) and stretching. But I think tai chi could be a good idea! Thanks

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@manno Your welcome There are a lot of different instructor,s but I like Don Fiore I just finished my after lunch one in fact there,s a great one for the back

@manno

@lioness. The exercices I do are kind of a mixe of yoga(realy basic) and stretching. But I think tai chi could be a good idea! Thanks

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@manno I do Tai Chi and have found it does help some with the morning anxiety. @lioness and I are both doing the Tai Chi with Don Fiore. You can find him on YouTube. I don’t know how to do the website attachments. Maybe @hopeful33250 can help out again. She also uses some of his workouts.

@lioness

@manno Your welcome There are a lot of different instructor,s but I like Don Fiore I just finished my after lunch one in fact there,s a great one for the back

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@lioness You are truly a fan of Don!! Looks as though some of us are spreading the word. It does help in many ways I think. It does help with anxiety at times.

Thanks! I could find him easily! I'll give some news!

@parus

@lioness You are truly a fan of Don!! Looks as though some of us are spreading the word. It does help in many ways I think. It does help with anxiety at times.

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@@parus I think it is important for back, anxiety ,panic attacks so I think we need to spread the word I'm so glad you and Therase did

Me! Although my anxiety is still there, mornings are definetely the worst. God Bless you Patti

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Me…last night I was feeling good, calm. Realy. But this morning I'm anxious, my muscles are tense and sore. It's a mystery for me. Its the same thing every day. It helps me a bit to know that I will have better moments later today. So for now, I'm trying to eat my breakfast. I'll make my calm exercices and a bit of tai chi(thanks to @lioness and @pankaj 😊) I usually do a bit of meditation, (but I prefer to focus on the body than on my mind) Calm exercices also use deap breathing and it helps.

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Manno I have found they really have changed my mood by the slow ,deep breathing you add alot of oxygen to that area you are thinking about. That's what I do after bkft,lunch,and before bedtime I don't know if its the night time one but I sleep more restful and my hair not so messed up haha in morning .Hope it helps you like it has for me.

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@lioness

Manno I have found they really have changed my mood by the slow ,deep breathing you add alot of oxygen to that area you are thinking about. That's what I do after bkft,lunch,and before bedtime I don't know if its the night time one but I sleep more restful and my hair not so messed up haha in morning .Hope it helps you like it has for me.

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@lioness– I some times feel very anxious in the mornings too. I take my CBD oil first thing, before I even leave my bedroom. It does help. I also find that what triggers mine a lot is if I have an appointment that I don't want to go to. I find that there are always triggers that set off anxiety. It's the nature of the beast.
Perhaps we feel more anxious because our minds are clearer in the early AM, so the devil can get us before anything else does? lol Listed below are some sites that may help you and a link to a worksheet that might help you find out what triggers you have so that you can explore how to control them. Please search on your own other worksheets if you don't like this one:
https://www.healthline.com/health/morning-anxiety#2
https://www.avogel.co.uk/health/stress-anxiety-low-mood/anxiety/early-morning-anxiety-why-me/
https://www.verywellmind.com/tips-to-reduce-morning-anxiety-2584123
https://www.themonklife.net/morning-anxiety/

https://www.psychpoint.com/mental-health/worksheets/identifying-triggers-for-anxiety/

@brit

Me! Although my anxiety is still there, mornings are definetely the worst. God Bless you Patti

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Thank you, those few words mean a lot. May He bless you today and help us cope Patti

@merpreb

@lioness– I some times feel very anxious in the mornings too. I take my CBD oil first thing, before I even leave my bedroom. It does help. I also find that what triggers mine a lot is if I have an appointment that I don't want to go to. I find that there are always triggers that set off anxiety. It's the nature of the beast.
Perhaps we feel more anxious because our minds are clearer in the early AM, so the devil can get us before anything else does? lol Listed below are some sites that may help you and a link to a worksheet that might help you find out what triggers you have so that you can explore how to control them. Please search on your own other worksheets if you don't like this one:
https://www.healthline.com/health/morning-anxiety#2
https://www.avogel.co.uk/health/stress-anxiety-low-mood/anxiety/early-morning-anxiety-why-me/
https://www.verywellmind.com/tips-to-reduce-morning-anxiety-2584123
https://www.themonklife.net/morning-anxiety/

https://www.psychpoint.com/mental-health/worksheets/identifying-triggers-for-anxiety/

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Thank you so much for your email. It has helped me ………seeing what you are seeing. Maybe there is something to that God Bless Patti

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