Has anyone found any effective strategies for dealing with high anxiety on waking? As soon as I become conscious, I feel anxious. I haven't even thought about anything or been having nightmares etc, just wake up and it's there immediately ( feel sick, panicky, makes it very hard to get up). I can't eat until it subsides, usually after about 4 hours. By then I feel light headed too from not eating!
By the evening I feel almost normal, but dread the next morning and it all starting again.
I'm on escitalopram and am taking B12 and magnesium as I read they might help.
Thanks for any advice/ replies