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Crazy anxiety worst in the morning

I have been having anxiety issues most of my life. Right now I'm dealing with crazy high anxiety levels especially in the morning. I have a family that needs me. I'm the only one that drives. Need help. Cannabis helps a lot but I have dry eye so not good and I don't do well when I'm trying to stop as I am now

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I can empathize with your morning anxiety. Mine begins around 0430 and increases in intensity until it maxes about 0600 or 0700. I teach at a university so it make morning classes tough. About noon, it begins to ease off and by the late afternoon or early evening I am really calm. I'm grateful for the calm evenings, but I would love to have peace throughout the day.

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That's pretty much the same for me except I don't get exactly calm in the evenings but it's much better than the morning

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I know the feeling mine starts right when I open my eyes at 6 am and lasts till about 11 am then I’m calm til 7 am again. I sleep fine it’s just the high anxiety the first part of the day

Mornings can be tough because of the added cortisol our body uses to wake us up. There are some things we can do to help our mornings be less stressful such as music, making sure we have a nice view when we wake up (if possible), stay away from caffeine if we can and getting out of bed straight away.

I hear you. Mornings are tough and because you have everyone depending on you, it sounds like it’s much more stressful. I was experiencing this stressful shakiness first thing in the morning for over a year. With the help of therapy I’ve started getting things ready the night before and started waking up earlier to have “me time” first thing. During me time, I make a smoothie and go for a walk or do some stretches to ease myself into the day. This is new to me. The stress is still there but it’s growing smaller each day slowly.

Has anyone tried beta blockers for panic or morning anxiety?

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I have experienced morning anxiety, I know how difficult it can be to navigate, so sorry that you are experiencing it, also. It is common for anxiety sufferers to feel worse in the morning.

As far as a beta blocker is concerned, I am not convinced that it could help, at least not on a personal level. From my research, it would be prescribed to you as an "off-label" medication, meaning that it is not specifically used to treat anxiety.

This is what I found, although you have surely researched it already. I had not, so after reading your post, I did a little investigating.

Beta blockers, also known as beta-adrenergic blocking agents, are medications that reduce your blood pressure. Beta blockers work by blocking the effects of the hormone epinephrine, also known as adrenaline.

Beta blockers cause your heart to beat more slowly and with less force, which lowers blood pressure. Beta blockers also help open up your veins and arteries to improve blood flow.

If it were me, and it's not, I would try a different approach. Best of luck to you. 🙏🏻

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I take a beta-blocker, but I have cardiovascular issues. It definitely keeps my heart rate down; however, I'm still generally tense when I wake up in the morning. As I get ready for work, the tension tends to decrease.

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How do you feel after you take it?

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I feel fine.

I’m glad you said cannabis helps a lot. I use it as a daily tool to stay out of the rabbit hole and focus

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