good in the evening , bad in the morning

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why is it that in the evening you feel back to normal and think the meds are working , then you go to bed and wake up feeling back at square one , is it while your asleep the meds stop working or is it the brain justimes i dont tricking you , i take my meds in the morning and feel anxious and depressed untill about 4 pm and then it seems to ease and i can function ,sometimes i dont want to go to bed as then i wont wake up feeling so bad , or is it that when you are asleep your mind is telling you that when you wake you are going to be anxious ! find this difficult to understand

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    Wow exactly the same mornings physically scare me its its worry of what the hell life will throw at u then in evening when safe u get some safeness hence why I hate sleeping, nice to hear someone the same
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      its horrible its like im two different people in the afternoon i the person i seek to be calm not anxious dont worry and feel more positive , but in the mornings im so anxious thoughts of anything and everything coming into my head feeling of uneasiness sick and shakey ,what ifs , if only we could find a level of consistency we may be able to live a normal life
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    Hi Terry

    Yep, Im on mitazapine 30mg and I am like you morning really anxious then around 3-4 evening I am ok back to my normal happy self, chatting away.  This is the time I do do things including eating non stop If I let myself.  I dont understand it either.  I put it down to changing from my day clothes to evening(including Pj's) and that tends to tell my mind that the day is over and I relax.  Does this make sense.  I am unsure whether meds are working but will continue for a few more weeks.  All the best x Joyce 

     

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      thanks for your reply joyce , its crazy , just wish i could carry the feeling of the afternoon through to the morning , then maybe i could start living a life again , in stead of morning dread , started on citolapram 20mg 8 weeks ago and have been through hell as most people do , maybe the tablets will level me out in time may just have to give them more time  ... take care ,,  terry
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      HI Terry

      Do you also find that you cannot eat until a certain time.  Also its a lovely day where I am but cannot be bothered doing anything just sitting on laptop or snoozing.  I really want to be back to my normal self I feel that I am missing the summer and before I know it the winter will be here.  Joyce

       

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      yes thats me all over , morning no appetite , i eat small amounts but have the feeling of i cant be bothered later in the day my appetite increases ,its also a lovey day here and i keep thinking i need to do something but i just cant get motivated , i also think i am missing all the summer and like you think it will be winter soon and then what will i do , the meds i take do make me tired but i try not to sleep during the day ,so i can sleep at night , do you suffer with anxiety or depression or both if you dont mind me asking , its nice to know that im not the only one that thinks like this ,  terry
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      I have both depresion but mostly anxiety.  I think my depression is ont he wane but the anxiety just floors me.  My anxiuety is because my last daughter has flown the nest and my husband died 6 yrs ago so finality is hitting home and sense of not needed anymore and what purpose in life do I have.  My daughter is home for the.   week and my anxiety has dropped.  It is totally stupid for my brain to do this. 

       

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    It is the same thing for me the mornings are by far the worst The evenings are better for some reason not great but better. I am not on any medication though and I never have been. But the terrible uneasy feeling starts very soon after I wake up and the more I lay there the worse it gets.I also do not have any appetite in the morning and it really only returns late in the afternoon at dinner time although I will eat lunch I still don't have much of an appetite.
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      Mark I guess I should have said that I have health anxiety. Very scared to take medication and the Drs. Although I did go a couple of weeks ago I'm fine. I have had this type of anxiety my whole life probably but not like this for about 15 years.
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    Wow - just when you think you're all alone feeling the way you do then you read a post on here that you could've written yourself. The only difference is so far I don't pick up until 6pm so you're one up on me lol. 

    I also aren't guaranteed a nights sleep so that becomes an anxiety for me as well although I did sleep through last night. First time for 3 nights x

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      i know how it feels gill and its horrible , we all just want our lives back the doctors keep giving us pills and say try these , but they have never taken them or tried withdrawing from them , i believe that people who have mild anxiety and depression do get benifits from them , but people who who are severe not so much as we are given higher doses which makes us feel horrible side effect and physically and mentally , i have suffered anxiety severe for 20 years which has led to depression at times , i have tried so many drugs that i have lost count , the doctors just say well we can try this one , i have spent a life time taking a drug and withdrawing from a drug , all for what a couple of hours late afternoon of normality and thats not allways , so what do these meds actually do ,people say that you need to give them 3 to 5 months to work but thats along time when your suffering ,and then when they dont you have the withdrawel to go through and then start again , life  is wasted , sorry for the rant and i hope you find some relief soon , what med are you on at the moment if you dont mind me asking 
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      Hi terry

       I have been on Prozac for about 3 years and was fine taking one a day until I reached this current blip. I now take 2 Prozac in the morn and have been for a month and 2 mirtazapine at night (this has also just been increased because 2 weeks ago I was given 1 mirtazapine each night but it didn't seem to be doing much) I've only been on this combination of two of each since fri and dare I say it I do feel a bit better. I have to go back to the docs on Friday to review what's best for me. I seem to be well for about 5 years then hit rock bottom and it takes months to build myself back up. I wish I could recognise the symptoms of it creeping up so I can address it before it gets to this point. Although this time a family terminal illness has sent my anxiety into overdrive. What do you take? X

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    The mornings are absolutely crushing, go to bed relatively ok then there it is wake up mind racing,dispare in the pit of my stomach. Does any one feel this day after day month after month year after year? I know there is a way out but I just can't find it, any wise words? I read a book by Dr Clair weeks and she does mention this morning feeling but it is so hard to bear. X
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      yes rhian i feel the same day after day that horrible dispare in the pit of your stomach is a awfull feeliing , i to wake in the morning and have sad or anxious thoughts even if i have had a good night sleep have that feeling of despair untill evening and then mellow , only to  repeat its self the next morning , i would love to find the answer so i could share it with all us poor people , the thing with the books that i have read is these people are experts , but most have never been a sufferer , and have no idea what it is to actually feel these emotions . they can tell us their theory on it , but it doesnt help us unless they have experienced it for them self . i hope you like me do find the answer i to have been looking for many years so that one day i can open my eyes and just feel normal ... take care
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