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Morning Depression 😔

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Every morning I have panic attacks and my depression is always bad in the morning. I just want to crawl under the blankets and cover my head. I found a Therapist I really like so that helps. I dread the day. I try spacing appts out so I don't have more than 2 on any given day. It's awful. Anyone relate! Plus the darn clocks and winter doesn't help.

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Until my meds and therapy began to work mornings were the worst! I woke up TERRIFIED of the day. In too much of a panic to stay in bed. Once I calmed down enough, my depression would take over and I'd go back to bed where I'd hold onto the bedsheets. Crying. Asking God to take me. So, yeah, I get it.

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Yes I dread the day!! In the afternoons it wears off a bit and I schedule all appts after 1. I love the nighttime because it's more peaceful to me. No phonescalls, no appts no anything. Anyone on Lexapro? Klonopin I take too. I'm not sure I'm giving it enough time. I have social anxiety and there are times I just feel it's too peopley out there and stay home.

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For every hour I spend with a person or people I need 4-5 hours down time to rejuvenate.

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Yes I totally get that! I need to retreat. I do have 2 dogs so I have company when my husband is at work. He works long hours. Home equals safe place

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Yes. And dogs are great pals.

Omg I’m here right now feeling like that. I’m so sad and depressed just praying that God heals me or takes me. I started meds a week ago and I’m just so scared.

Unfortunately the meds take weeks to work. Hang in there. For me there was a light at the end of the tunnel.

It’s just so hard when this shit starts on me first thing in the morning it’s like I’m being attacked.

I understand. That's what it feels like.

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Yes mornings are my worse too...

I often plan things in the evening before, then it’s unbelievable how many times I wake and just cannot manage it...

Sometimes I do manage it and I try focus on that..I am learning to manage it, now I recognise mornings aren’t good. Trying various things to encourage myself and not beating myself up if I don’t make it, which just puts more pressure and anxiety on me...

Best wishes 🌻🌻

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Thank you for your wishes. I'm such a different person now. I used to venture out no problem and now the world is a scary place. The panic starts about 4 am. I used to beg God to take me too. It's a horrible feeling!!!

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I pray for healing for all of us. My anxiety is off the charts this am.

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I'm sorry. You're not alone in your journey

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Yes I too am a different person , I started very much like yourself after being really social and doing a very responsible job role...

I have improved and I can now venture out...there is hope

Ps I love the little dog in the photo ❤️

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Would you kindly share what helped?

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It all started around 5 years ago.

Been a slow process in all honesty ..

I think although we can understand each other, different things help each of us individually, I guess we have to find what works for us..but trying things and being open minded helps a lot...

I’ve noticed a lot of us struggle more in the mornings...

It depends what I plan to do...

Getting things ready the night before helps , as the anxiety can stop us going anywhere, getting ready can be a big obstacle ...prepare as much as poss the night before...I stopped smoking that helped , that morning cigarette would bring it on more for me..

As much as is possible get up and do something..it’s like wading through treacle some mornings but do it anyway..meditation is so good...mindfulness is fab...therapy helps a lot...knowledge is power...

Don’t think ‘oh here we go again’ and beat yourself up in any way, welcome it and say ok I know I’m anxious but....and distract...

Be open to trying things , keep hope, because we can overcome it..for me it has never fully gone and I am different now but I’m grateful for the good times even if some weeks they are few...I look back on them and know more can come along...

I wish you well x

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Thank you! I appreciate all that you've said. I do read a lot and that helps.esp when your neighbor is a library..

I worry about everything in the future...that I'll be a bag lady on the streets alone.... irrational..my husband is no support..he works 14 hours a day. I have 2 dogs that keep me busy..I make plans to go to the beach in the summer..I live 20 min from the coast..a beautiful state..right on the Atlantic..I've got to get out of this house! Thank God for my dogs because honestly I don't think I'd be here. I would not do anything I lost a brother tragically in a motorcycle accident so to watch my parents go through that I couldn't fathom that twice. It's selfish.

My cousin and I had a disagreement and we are the same age and she won't respond...she is stubborn..I'm all for talking it out..

Geez we would make good friends. I'm just so lonely and the more I stay in the harder it gets.

I found a Therapist I like and I've seen her 3 times so far. She's helpful.

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Yes it truly helps us when we live near such beautiful places I agree..

So glad you have your dogs, I’m sure they must be such a great comfort...

Even stubborn people come round in the end..lets hope 😊

Great you have a therapist you like too, that helps..

Sending every good wish to you 🌻🌻🌻

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Thank you 😊❤️

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You are welcome ❤️🌹

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Thank you! She's a little love puppy!

Yeah hormones wreck havoc on my mornings. Cortisol specifically. World seems impossible in the morning

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Thank you for sharing ❤️

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Yes same ...

Sending good wishes 🌻🌻

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Thank you ❤️

I pull the covers up over my head at night and much of the day. It helps me feel better. Coffee makes me feel worse anxiety and depression in the morning, so I try to stay away from it.

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I definitely don't want to lose my coffee ..I think I'd be more of a massive mess. I pull the covers over my head most of the morning. ❤️

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I pull them over my head in the morning until early afternoon

I relate. I schedule my appointments mid morning as much as possible. I also try to keep my therapy appointments on the same day of the week at the same time. When I have to run errands I break them up to no more than 2 or 3 and schedule them around appointments. I stop on the way there or the way home. I also try to take a day off in between. Harder to do in the winter since I also have to factor in the weather and road conditions. The more I am able to stick to some kind of routine the better I function. Lately I have been waking up crying and often in the midst of a panic attack. My therapist, doctor and I are trying to figure out why. But I know how it feels to start the day and want to just curl up under the covers.

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Thank you for sharing ❤️

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I make my appointments after 1.

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I have the same problem. I don't want to face the day!

Yeah. I can definitely relate to that. I don’t get enough sleep and I wake up early with anxiety. Everyday.

As you can see your not alone.

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I've tried so many sleep meds that just put me to sleep for an hour or 2 and end up with nightmares. Now I take an antidepressant and anti anxiety.

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My sleep was awful last night. I woke at 2:30 and that was pretty much it. I’m also on anti depressants and anxiety meds. But sleep is my biggest issue.

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Yes me too. Sometimes I get none. I read

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Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one feeling such a mess!

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No your not the only one. Everything about my life feels like a mess. I’m anxious and worried about everything it seems. I’m sure the reason I feel this way is because I don’t get enough sleep, and it doesn’t seem to be getting better.

Does this make sense?

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Absolutely! I get worse in the winter feeling holed up.

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I get like 1 hour sleep every night and never feel tired enough to nap. I'm home on disability for an autoimmune disorder after being a Therapist for many years..I've tried sleeping pills which just give me an extra hour with nightmares. Trying Melatonin & that just gives me maybe 2 hours..I won't go back to sleeping pills but if I can't sleep it makes me more anxious so I read, color in the coloring books for adults, watch TV and wait for morning. I actually like the nighttime..peace.its like the world stops..no phonecalls, texts, etc..I hate the morning..panic sets in about 4 am & starts lifting about 1. I actually almost enjoy being awake I associate night with nobody can hassle me..it's a calm time but then about 4 I want to bury my head and I do.

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Thank you for sharing ❤️.

Every morning same time. My Therapist and I are trying to figure out why.

Maybe because I'm a worrier about everything under the sun, my future, deaths, losses, people. Places, etc..you name it I'm a wreck over it.

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Me too. I worry incessantly about everything you can think of.

I find morning my hardest to I am a worrier my husband says I look for things to worry about I cant help it

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We certainly don't look for things to be anxious about that's for sure. We are wired a bit differently than those who take things in stride.

I worry about everything in my future. Every morning which is the worse time for me...miserable panic. My new Therapist who I really like has helped a lot in just the few sessions we've had so far. Ive started meditation again and its tough to get restarted. Do you have a Therapist you can talk to? Healthgrades and therapyfinder are 2 good resources. My blessings

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