It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Depression Message Board

  • Help, Does Anyone Feel Like This When They Wake Up In The Morning?

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 04-10-2006, 06:50 AM   #1
    beachlady
    Inactive
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Jul 2005
    Location: Melbourne Florids
    Posts: 77
    beachlady HB User
    Question Help, Does Anyone Feel Like This When They Wake Up In The Morning?

    The Worst Part Of My Day Is Waking Up In The Morning. I Usually Wake Up Feeling Tired And Exhausted, And I Dont Know Why, Because I Usually Sleep All Night (with The Help Of Lorazapam) And Before I Became So Depressed And Anxious I Use To Wake Up And Feel Good And Ready For My Day. Now I Wake Up Tired And Exhausted And I Am Afraid To Open My Eyes Because I Dont Want My Day To Begin.

    When I Look Into My Day All I See Is Blankness. I Dont Have A Regular Routine Because I Resigned From My Job, Which Was Only Part Time, Three Days A Week, Thrusdays, Saturdays And Sundays, Yes I Worked For A Cruise Line And Had To Work The Day The Ship Was In Port, But Four Weeks Ago After I Had My Panic Attack And Became So Depressed And Afraid To Go Out Of The House, I Decided To Resign For Medical Reasons, So That If In The Future I Wanted To Go Back, They Would Have Me. So Now, Even Though I Have A Son At Home, He Is A Teenager, And I Have A Beautiful Home, And Things That I Could Do To Make A Routine For Myself, I Just Have No Desire To Do Anything, Some Days When I Was So Bad I Just Slept All Day.

    How Do I Start Feeling Better When I Wake Up And How Do I Try To Organize My Day And Get Myself Going?

    Any Help Would Be Very Much Appreciated.

    Lost In Florida!!

    Judi

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 04-10-2006, 08:41 AM   #2
    CTCheryl
    Member
    (female)
     
    CTCheryl's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Dec 2004
    Posts: 92
    CTCheryl HB User
    Re: Help, Does Anyone Feel Like This When They Wake Up In The Morning?

    Instead of planning your whole day, try just choosing one thing that you would like to get done. That way you will be able to feel that you accomplished your goal for the day. Get up each morning, take a shower (that will help to wake you up). Also, you may want to try taking the Clonezapam earlier at night. If find that if I take it after 9:00, I have a lot of trouble geting up the next day. 6:30-7:00 seems to work for me, I'm relaxed enough to fall asleep when I go to bed about 10:00 and the effects of the meds has worn off enough to allow me to get up out of bed.

     
    Old 04-10-2006, 08:47 AM   #3
    dwallech
    Senior Member
    (female)
     
    dwallech's Avatar
     
    Join Date: May 2005
    Posts: 194
    dwallech HB User
    Re: Help, Does Anyone Feel Like This When They Wake Up In The Morning?

    I also take lorazepam to sleep, but I had this trouble once before and started to make a small routine, not alot and slowly added a little a week at a time. I am going to start taking my lorazepam earlier now after reading this as I feel as though I have a foggy brain when I get awake in the morning. Hope this helps, but just start a little routine and gradually add to it and don't over do it

     
    Old 04-10-2006, 12:13 PM   #4
    RatPack78
    Member
    (male)
     
    RatPack78's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Mar 2006
    Posts: 62
    RatPack78 HB User
    Re: Help, Does Anyone Feel Like This When They Wake Up In The Morning?

    Not having a regular routine can excaserbate depression. Even if you don't work, try and get up at the same time everyday and go to bed at the same time. Also, try to do at least one thing (preferably more) a day so that at night you feel like you accomplished something. It can be something as simple as cleaning the kitchen or organizing a drawer.

    If you're not doing so already, see a counselor and/or a doctor.

     
    Old 04-10-2006, 01:58 PM   #5
    Spin444
    Inactive
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Jan 2006
    Location: Adrian, MI, USA
    Posts: 417
    Spin444 HB User
    Re: Help, Does Anyone Feel Like This When They Wake Up In The Morning?

    Hi Beachlady, Even though you're getting enough hours of sleep, you can feel drowsy, dizzy and more depressed from the Lorazepam. It's pretty common. The drug affects chemicals in the brain that may become imbalanced and actually cause anxiety, insomnia and seizures. You shouldn't drink alcohol while on Lorazempam as it can increase the risk of all 3 of those. If you're over 65, you have a even greater chance of having these and other side effects. It should never be taken by anyone who's pregnant or nursing (just in case) or those with liver, kidney or respiratory problems.

     
    Old 04-10-2006, 03:50 PM   #6
    Rianna
    Senior Member
    (female)
     
    Rianna's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Nov 2005
    Posts: 155
    Rianna HB User
    Re: Help, Does Anyone Feel Like This When They Wake Up In The Morning?

    My Doctor told me that an overactive or underactive thyroid can cause mood disorders or depression as well as fatigue. Maybe you could talk to your doctor to see about getting your thyroid blood level checked and see if that may be the problem. I know, that I also get depressed, and feel very isolated and lonely. I start a new (temp) job tomorrow, and am feeling very anxious about it, as it has been several months that I have worked. I am currently on Klonopin for anxiety - my last one ran out yesterday, and I won't have the money until tomorrow to get my new prescription. I know that when I did volunteer work at an animal sanctuary when I was not working, that it really helped create some kind of structure.

     
    Old 04-10-2006, 04:08 PM   #7
    helpme..
    Junior Member
    (female)
     
    helpme..'s Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2006
    Posts: 20
    helpme.. HB User
    Re: Help, Does Anyone Feel Like This When They Wake Up In The Morning?

    I feel like this a lot. I'm becoming more 'afraid' to leave the house and I've found myself hiding a lot and going to bed early so I can just lay in the darkness alone.

    "Instead of planning your whole day, try just choosing one thing that you would like to get done. That way you will be able to feel that you accomplished your goal for the day"

    I use to panic about not doing anything that day and wasting my time and life, but now, like the quote above from the second post, I try and accomplish one thing. Even if its something as tiny as e-mailing someone I havent talked to in a long time. Then I feel like I did something worth while.

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Scared... Please help me. dwainright Multiple Sclerosis 18 03-28-2012 06:05 PM
    Boyfriends anger is destroying our relationship... HELP TRP29 Relationship Health 16 04-21-2010 08:23 PM
    Arm pain. Can anyone relate? curly fry General Health 1 04-21-2010 05:17 PM
    HELP!!! My heart is going to jump out of my chest... dolejaly Heart Disorders 11 12-02-2009 10:37 AM
    what does HRT do to help relieve the meno symtons?? vickie45 Menopause 1 09-24-2007 01:08 PM
    Please help! I can't live this way anymore! Does anyone understand me? Hamilton92 Digestive Disorders 3 08-16-2006 03:08 PM
    ALWAYS tired in the morning, not matter how much sleep I get - HELP pinkmeg Sleep Disorders 7 08-03-2005 10:23 AM
    Can anyone help!?!?! What is wrong with me? Toasterman General Health 6 04-27-2005 01:13 AM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:36 AM.





    © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!