Early morning awakening

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I wake at about 4 ish and can't get back to sleep. Anxiety starts building and that's that. Anyone else like this?

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    Hi Alison yes your not on your own darl. About 5.30 every morning and also carnt get to sleep until about midnight every night. It’s a nightmare xx
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    Every night between 3 & 4 am !! Not so much anxiety as I am on SSRI but racing mind is the only way to describe it horrible, I stick in headphones put on hynotherapy and eventually nod off but its sad when u know most of your hypnotherapy tapes words

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    Hi Alison well im what you call post menopausal now  at 66 and the anxiety feelings are dreadful of late, can feel it coming on and can last all day like a premonition feeling something bad is going to happen or nerves like a dental appointment feeling.   But then there's a few family problems so could all be down to this  and nothing to do with hormonal drop. All i know is its horrible this feeling of anxiousness .Also i dont want to go out anywhere either. But i do sleep reasonably at the moment thankfully.

    Sue 

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      Susan that feeling like something is going to happen is hormones I get that sometimes I think it's Apprehension/ Anxiety or hot flash coming on doing it to us..I could be sitting down and it comes on and I just distract my mine and it goes way all brought on by the menopause think of before you went through this how you felt I have experience this more in peri meno I'm Post meno next month God knows what lines up for me now but could only pray it goes away with time..you will be ok

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      Marie thanks for reply, im not getting hot flashes anymore and post meno now. may be just so many family problems going on thats causing these anxiety attacks and the decline of hormones along with this. Plus i have M.E. as well which is made worse by stress. im going to give these valerian capsules a try for 'mild' anxiety and to aid stress.    Maybe with you once the hot flashes have eased your lose the anxiety with it.

      Sue 

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    You are not alone, i woke up some times with my heart racing like its coming  out my chest. i use to go to the emergence and only to fine out nothing is wrong. so when it happen now i have a friend who i can call any time so i would call and until i feel much better. so Alison when it happen if you have someone to call and talk until you are feeling better.
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    Anxiety can be at its worst in the morning.  You have not had adequate sleep your are tired and that's when anxiety can hit full force.  

    I often listen to the radio (news programs) with headphones to get back to sleep.  Its a great distraction.  

    Here is a great book.  Anxiety & Phobia Workshop Book.  Very helpful in explaining anxiety even if you only have mild symptoms.  its your hormones messing with you.  

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    Yes same here sometimes..but I can drop back off a while after,then another day can't sleep much, pain in the rear I call it..night hot flashes can cause it,stress can cause it,all peri menopause symptoms..I remember time I couldn't sleep for 4 days I use to worry about it then suddenly it stop starting sleeping again but not the full 7 hours on a straight as I would like, hope we all go back sleeping properly soon.

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