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Anxiety in the morning

Postby KingPingX » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:32 am

Hi everyone,

its hard to admitt but lately I have developed some sort of anxiety disorder. Every morning after I wake up and realize that I need to get up soon its ... horrible.

As soon as I wake up I think about all the things that I will have to do that day - and it frightens me to get up snd get going. I imagine the stress and the responsibilities of the day and I almost start shaking.

Its really bad. I try to imagine the good things that might happen, too...but it doesnt help.

Its been going on like this for a while now and it gets worse over time. After I get started I get a lot of stuff done everyday - but I stay stressed and nervous until I get back home and feel safe again.

What is this? What can I do?
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Re: Anxiety in the morning

Postby Tanoujin » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:22 pm

That is anticipated stress. I had this for months and it was terrible - feeling with you. Got better with an antidepressant (Venlafaxine 150 mg) and relaxation exercises (autogenic training) early in the morning. Do not give up, be kind to yourself, there surely can be done something about it.
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Re: Anxiety in the morning

Postby KingPingX » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:27 pm

Thank you !
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Re: Anxiety in the morning

Postby Tanoujin » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:56 pm

You are very welcome! I wanted to add, if you do relaxation exercises in the morning (Jacobson is another esy-to-learn method), choose a sitting position to avoid falling asleep again.

I forgot a very important aspect: stress management can surely help, but of course you better find a way to reduce your workload. It seems you are overcharged.

If you go on medication, better avoid all the substances that cause addiction, like benzos. You would just change problems in the long run...

My best wishes to you!
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