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I have depression, anxiety and panic disorder. I am currently taking
75 mg of Venlafaxine XL in the mornings after breakfast.
I also have 2 mg diazepam I can take one or two as required.
I sleep at night, but wake up ever few hours. I am sometimes awake at 1am, 5 am and
try to doze until later on, usually about 8 am.
The mornings are the worst for my anxiety, it's very high, even two diazepam
don't seem to help so sometimes I don't take them at that time, and my appetite isn't good then either.
I usually have some toast so I can take my Venlafaxine..
Sometimes the anxiety can last until the afternoon. The diazepam seems to work better then.
For some reason afternoons and evenings are a bit better.
It may be because the Venlafaxine is a slow release capsule which spreads
it's effects through the whole day. Maybe it just needs to build up more of the
drug in my system to be more constant or My psychiatrist and GP will decide
to increase the dosage. I will have to have a discussion with my GP with whom I
have an appointment next week.
It's just myself, my husband and little dog who's 16 years old.
My husband has a serious inherited medical condition as well which doesn't help
my anxiety either. We don't have any family nearby which doesn't help the situation.
Does anybody else feel their anxiety this way, especially in the mornings.
Or is it just me overthinking and worrying that's causing this.
Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated.
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