Any tips for morning snxiety?

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Day 17 and feeling awful in the mornings, all nervous, impending doom etc, any tips for getting up and on, it's so horrid 😞

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    Awwww Marf I know how you feel, mornings are dreadful just take every hour as it comes, my dr gave me a very very low does of diazepam 2mg to take if I needed it I do tend to take it about 10 am and that improves things ever so slightly but it helps me get through the worst bits, mayb ask ur your dr for some I will only take these until the cit kicks in.

    Have you any photos from when you were feeling a bit better when you where smiling try putting that on your screen saver of your phone and when you are down look at it and remember you will be that person again that's what I'm doing it sometimes helps

    Can you tell you husband this morning how you are feeling always better to get it out in the open if your feeling crap

    Thinking now about you today xx I'm here anytime just mail xx

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      Bless your heart, you're so kind, I've got some diazepam but was trying to avoid it as haven't needed it for the last two mornings, but today is worse! Maybe I'll give in and take one. 

      Yes husband knows how I feel and is very supportive, I will do the pic thing too xxx thanks 😘

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      I try not to take it everyday to but my friend who is a nurse said a very good thing to me if I had broken my leg I wud take paracetamol everyday until it gets better, it's awful we feel guilty to take medication but I do now what is needed xx
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      That's so true xx I've now taken one and feel less jittery xxx just walked  to the shop for the first time woo hoo!!! It's mad how debilitating this is xxx
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      Just be careful about taking the diazapam too often as it is a benzo and addicting; benzos are truly horrific to get off of.  Try the magnesium glycinate morning and bedtime, a much more natural approach with no pitfalls....well, I should add that high doses act as a laxative so start low and then move up gradually.  I began with the 200 mg capsules and had no trouble, now take 400 mg at bedtime.
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      Also, if you wake with a start in the morning, it is due to a cortisol rush, which is triggered by light.  You can use a sleep mask to keep light from getting to your eyes.   Some even get black-out curtains, which is more extreme so more for chronic cortisol waking problems.
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      Then keep the eye mask on all day so no light gets in 😉😉 just teasing, I am up for trying everything, thanks so much xxx
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      its fine, I'm paranoid about taking any drugs which is why it's taken me so long to do the AD's which I've needed for a long time. I take max 1 2mg diazepam a day but then only when really necessary so I think it's ok xxx
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    When I recovered, morning anxiety was the last symptom that disappeared for me.  I have no special tips, but remember that the first morning shocking feeling doesn't necessarily mean how the rest of the day will pan out.  As I recovered, even though I'd wake every day with that awful feeling, by the time the afternoon or evening came I'd be feeling on top of the world.  In time I began waking feeling good too.

    Remind yourself daily that you are in recovery, and the anxiety will disappear eventually.  Recovery comes in patches.

    Exercise is good for getting rid of excess anxiety - maybe an early morning walk? 

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      thanks, can you remember how long (ish) it took to go away? Yesterday afternoon I felt almost normal but then you wake up and feel yuk! So annoying and frustrating xxx
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      I went out today shopping for the 1st time in 3 weeks with my husband and children I was so nervous when I was out and had butterflies why does this happen it is horrible

      I can't even enjoy that

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      I started noticing changes around 3-4 months then about 6 months all symptoms had gone, including the morning anxiety.  During that time the morning anxiety wasn't acute all the time, but it slowly got less intense each day until I didn't feel it anymore.

      Sounds like you're well on your way to recovering - feeling well yesterday afternoon then not so good this morning is exactly how it happened to me.  That's how I describe it coming it patches.

      It is annoying waking up feeling awful, but it'll slowly disappear.

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      Thanks Kate, you are def keeping me going xxx 3-4 months seems ages!! But I've come this far and really and truly should've done it years ago, so I'll wade through the treacle with the help from all of you on this site xxx
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      I found it was a bit of a sensory overload, everything was really really loud and things kept making me jump. We went to Bushey Park this pm which was much nicer and calmer. I think we are better than we were but it's still going to take some weeks to get there xxx
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      3-4 months seems long from where you're looking from at the moment, but it's not long really.  When you're better and you look back on it all, it'll seem like it was quick.  Don't forget you won't be feeling really bad all the time waiting, as you'll be improving all the time.

      Just keep going, though it all, whatever's thrown at you.  You'll come out the other side before you know it ....... and it's fab! 😄

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      Thanks Susan x

      When I was ill it seemed to last forever.  As I was recovering and my mood was up and down, I'd be in that dark hole not believing it would ever end, then I'd be out of it looking back, then back in it, then out.  As soon as you're in that hole you're full of negativity, and when out of it you're full of positivity.

      K xx

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      I am so pleased you are in a good place now Kate. Well done for sticking it out and for sharing this with others. It gives us hope.

      Thank you.

      Susan xx

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