Feelings of doom in mornings

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I've been having anxiety and panic attacks for the last 4 months but it seems morning is always my worst. It's really a tough feeling to describe. It starts about a minute after waking up. I toss and turn when I wake up and just lay there in a panic until it's time to get up. Everything seems so scary when I get up and feel sort of lightheaded or just really foggy brained and like I don't want to face anyone. I feel like I am about to be attacked or something terrible is fixing to happen. This feeling just makes me panic and think about the rest of the day and why I feel like this. As the day progresses it seems to subside around 2 or 3 in the afternoon and evening even more so and then by night I mostly feel normal. It makes me not even want to go to bed because I know it's all going to start over in the morning. Does anyone else feel this way and have any idea why? It's like I'm not even me for the first half or more of the day.

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    Yes! i do struggle with this sometimes.. as soon as we wake up we instantly remember the anxieties we were feeling prior to going to sleep, i think its because we forget for a while and then it just hits us, it also could be that it is intensified as our heart rate gets a bit faster as we wake so it shocks us in some way. we just need to try and find ways to feel relaxed whilst we try to sleep, maybe listen to some relaxing sleep meditation music as it will distract your mind from thoughts and we can focus on the sounds instead, ive also found being in a clean and comfortable invironment promotes good relaxation for this as well. I hope you can find some ease, i know how hard it is xxx
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    Yes to everything you said especially now that I started taking sertaline the side effects plus waking up feeling like that is the worst
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    Heres a trick. Eat a banana or avacado or some highly nutritious whole food before bed. Even take a magnessium glycinate pill. See if that helos. Many people who have morning bad anxiety its because its made worse by low blood sugar. So the food plus the magnessium glcinate will calm it. It worked for me. I also am menapausal so hormone issues were invoved im sure but still fixed it and it was simplier then i thought. I had read this on pinterest and tried it.worked fast.
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    I ordered magnesium oil spray I hope it works
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      I tried some magnesium tablets that my sister gave me but not sure what kind because they weren't in their bottle. It seemed to help and I took a Super B Complex and felt a little better for a couple days but then I went back to bad and stopped taking thinking it was them even though I'm sure it wasn't.
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      I did, and the pharmacist.. they both said it was fine. My anxious and health anxiety mind just makes me think something like my liver or kidneys aren't processing it out and I'm getting too much in my system. I know it's weird, especially when I just had blood and urine tests 2 months ago and all numbers were normal. Think I will start them again this evening.
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