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    Old 03-02-2006, 03:06 PM   #1
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    Anxious upon waking?

    Anytime I fall asleep, whether it be for the night or a short nap I wake up very anxious. Anyone experience this?

     
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    Old 03-02-2006, 03:21 PM   #2
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    Re: Anxious upon waking?

    that was me for all of feburary!! I woke up and was sooo anxious.. One night I decided to take a benadryl and Woke up the next day fine. Ever since then I have been ok.. It was weird.

     
    Old 03-02-2006, 03:41 PM   #3
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    Re: Anxious upon waking?

    I've been having lots of trouble with anxiety. Taking klonopin. Fine during the day, but, if I fall asleep I wake up sooo anxious. Takes a few minutes for me to get my barings. Thanks for posting. Anyone else relating?

     
    Old 03-02-2006, 04:34 PM   #4
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    Can anyone else relate, this is really scarey, thx, pinkee

     
    Old 03-02-2006, 04:49 PM   #5
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    Re: Anxious upon waking?

    This can be a normal part of anxiety as the beginning of the day means you need to face the source of your anxiety.

    A trick that worked for me is to get up early and do some excercise. You feel better and it seems to break up the anxiety cycle.

    After dealing with Anxiety for a long time, for me, the late evening is the most relaxed time as your sort of winding down.

    Best of Luck

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    Old 03-02-2006, 04:54 PM   #6
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    Thank you so much for your post. This truely has me feeling I might be going crazy. Helps to share with others and hear what they might say. Often are able to offer their own experiences and how they've handled them. God bless, anyone else, I'd love to hear, pinkee

     
    Old 03-02-2006, 05:22 PM   #7
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    Re: Anxious upon waking?

    If you are taking Klonopin...is it possible that it wears off while you are resting and when you wake up you have rebound anxiety?

    I take Xanax, so I'm not really familiar with Klonopin, but if I have a bad spate of anxiety and take more Xanax than the usual one or two a week, I notice when it wears off I feel pretty bad, like I need another one. That's why I really try to use them sparingly.

    If this is bothering you, can you tell your doctor and maybe get another medication that would leave you calmer upon wakening?

     
    Old 03-02-2006, 05:30 PM   #8
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    Just started on low dose of Lexapro. I have an appt with my doc one week from tommorrow. I think I may be interested in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Anyone tried this with good results? Thanks so much, please keep posting, God Bless, pinkee

     
    Old 03-02-2006, 06:44 PM   #9
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    Re: Anxious upon waking?

    I can relate to the morning anxiety. Mornings are usually the worst part of the day for me. It's all mental. I wake up, and I know I'm facing a day that I have to live with anxiety, this alone, triggers the anxiety. Thoughts are my enemy. I'm in the process of doing excersizes to change my thought pattern, but it's an up hill battle. But I know that it will pay off in the end. Positive affirmations, whenever a negative or anxious thought comes into my head, I replace it with a positive one.
    I can relate to the night time being the most peacefull time. I have the same thing. I get so much peace and energy once it's night time. I end up staying up till 1am, just enjoying it LOL. It obviously disrupts my sleep schedule, but I just can't seem to help it.

     
    Old 03-02-2006, 06:54 PM   #10
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    Hi,

    When I read this thread it what was happening to me. I'm anxious all day, and the evening comes and Im relaxed? Why is it like this? I started lexapro tonight just .5 and then I take half trazadone for sleep. Any side affects with the Lexapro? Thanks for making me feel that I'm not alone in this.

    Dana

     
    Old 03-02-2006, 07:30 PM   #11
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    Re: Anxious upon waking?

    Every time I wake up from a nap, I wake up with a flushed face and racing heart, or worse, a full-blown panic attack...
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    Old 03-02-2006, 07:34 PM   #12
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    Re: Anxious upon waking?

    MrShannon,
    I completely relate to your morning anxiety and how it has altered your sleep schedule. My performance and anticipatory anxiety is so severe right now that I am not working (though I am a licensed attorney) and cannot drive a car (though I am a licensed driver). Most of this started about two years ago when I finally worked up the courage to get my drivers license at age 26 and embarked on an adventurous experience that had paralyzing results. Driving my Toyota Camry became such an obsession that I had problems eating and sleeping and could not stop my mind from racing. Mechancially I was a competent enough driver but my anticipatory anxiety was so strong I had to sell my car and move back home. I am now obsessed about not driving but at least I am eating and sleeping better. It certainly is a vicious cycle when these incapacitating thoughts race through your hand. Soon I will be moving to New York City which will eliminate the need for a car but I will still have to overcome the anxiety in other parts of my life.

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    Old 03-03-2006, 06:22 AM   #13
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    Re: Anxious upon waking?

    I Also Wake Up With Severe Anxiety Or Full Blown Panic. Had It This Morning-sweating, Nervouse, Shaky, Tense Muscles, Foggy Brain. Terrible. This Is My Worst Time. When I Open My Eyes I Scan My Body For Symptoms. Do You Do This? Mind Over Matter Is So Hard When You Deal With These Terrible Feelings. Let Me Know. Your Not Alone.also my haert rate is usually 120-140. very scary.

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    Old 03-03-2006, 11:57 AM   #14
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    Re: Anxious upon waking?

    In my earlier post I mentioned the value of a morning (first thing) rigorous excercise. THIS IS EXTREMELY HELPFUL!!!

    It forces you to change your thought process (at least for a little while) at the same time physically removing the stress from your body.

    I am not exactly an athelete (hardly) but even if I just go for 15 mins and get my heart rate up, it helps.

    Done on a regular basis is one of the best tools in fighting anxiety.

    I have had anxiety since I was young (although I did not know it) and have been on SSRI's for 10 years or so.

    Make sure you have a complete set of tools to succeed against this:

    - Good Excercise Plan
    - Good Communications with your MD
    - Positive Thinking Patterns
    - Support (Even if only sharing in these forums)
    - Knowledge that the feeling's will pass. They always do.

    I am now in my forties and still have my bad cycles every now and then but wish I had these forums and this knowledge long ago.

    Thanks to everyone, let me know if you have any questions.

    Take care

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    Old 03-03-2006, 10:21 PM   #15
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    Re: Anxious upon waking?

    Hi,

    Almost every day without fail, I wake up anxious. Sometimes going into a full panic attack. It takes me a while to get a grip on the day, and until I do, I feel awful. My Dr. wants me to take my first xanax as soon as I awake. That's one thing he didn't have to pressure me into. The rest of the day I don't seem to need the xanax nearly as much.

    I'm one of those people that depression and anxiety plus panic attacks all found a home in my brain. Lucky me, huh?? Recently my Dr. started me on a low dose of lexapro for depression/anxiety. I have only been on it a short time but already I feel a little better. The most important thing about the AD is that I don't wake up that way anymore!!!! It's a whole new world for me after 20 years of waking up running for a xanax. I also take a large dose of elavil at bedtime. I was put on it in 1976. The reason I have been on it for so long is it was the only one that worked for me. It's a very old AD. Over the years they have tried sooooooo many new AD's and I always has side effects or they didn't work.

    I don't think your problem is unusual and I wish you all the luck in the world. Hang in there please.......Connie

     
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