Mornings are so bad

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Upon awaking I have such negative thoughts.  Ie never going to get better, angry at the world, if one more person tells me there is light at the end of the tunnel, I'll scream.  They of course pass and I try to get on with my day..  Anyone else experience such negative thoughts .

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    hi lynda when i was taking cit i went 20mg, 30mg,then 40mg had same negatives thought on all three wasnt as bad when i had 40mgb but dr then changed me to 225 ven, and i doagree with you it really p***** me off when people say "there is alight or snap out of it , pull yourself together what do they know unless theyve been through it, hope it works out soon best wishes jayne :-) x 
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    How long have you been on CIT? What dose are you taking and have you discussed this with your GP? Nothing is "magic" and for free. Be patient and perhaps consider taking your meds at a different time of day
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      Sorry.  I am on sertraline.  Was on citalopram for many years.  Worked beautifully for years and then it didn't.  There are days I wish I was still on it but dr switched me to sertraline.
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    Yes negative thoughts are the basis of my anxiety especially when pain levels peak. It's a struggle to get out of bed but once I've showered and ate it does ease tho still do intrude at times. I keep thinking I need to do more positive thinking but where to start. Sorry but I smiled when you mentioned the light at the end of the tunnel as long ago a very witty priest said " Yes you will see a light at the end of the tunnel....it's a train coming !!!!!!!" and we know how that feels!  I do try to distract my mind as it's a fearful monster and recall also a former yoga teacher who specialised in stress saying "remember it is the dog who wags the tail not the other way round!" To demonstrate the power of the mind he used visualisation techniques then asked what you had seen. It was amazing how many, including myself, who changed his instructions.to their own way of thinking. Sadly he is no longer with us but I learned a great deal. I hope you find what works for you. Take care x
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    Hi lynda

    Im with you all the way with the negative thoughts, you try your hardest to distract yourself from thinking this way but it's so hard. I look at people and think why have people got a better life than me & am I ever going to be like my old self then think is this just self pity on my part but we have to remember it's the damn illness thats doing this to us.

    jean x

     

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    Hey Lynda, when you look at this from the outside, people who dont experience any illness also have days when things seem a little more somber than usual that sounds like tiredness! Try not give it too much credit the thoughts I mean, its just your mind playing tricks on you! The fact you come good later in the day means its simply just the meds take care! 
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    Hi Lynda, totally know how you feel. Many different types of medication over the years but happily stable now on cytalopram.  One thing that helps me is to write letters to myself when I feel well. I seal them up and hide them round the house. When my depression and anxiety rears it's ugly head, I find the letters and try to get strength from them. It's hard to believe myself when I say it will pass, it always passes, because when I'm in that place it consumes me and feels like its forever. I can take advice from my "well self", better than from others at these times. I send love and hugs and warm wishes. Sylvia xx
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      Thats  agreat idea Sylvia, I look at myself in the mirror and tell me that nothing bad happened last time so theres nothing to worry about the letter thing though is a great way smile Hang in there Lynda it will get better!
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      What a great idea I'm going to have to pinch it.

      I know that my mood improves as the day goes on but every morning I fight the same battle thinking " this is me now ", " I'm never going to get better" it's just hard to believe in yourself.

      I'm on mirtazapine now have been on for nearly 5 weeks and I have improved greatly but you just want to be back to your old self immediately and waiting for it to happen is very frustrating

      Lisa

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