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Horrific Morning Anxiety

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Ive been taking 100mg Sertraline (Zoloft) per day for a few years now and Propranolol 40mg 3 times a day for about the last year too as prescribed by my doctor. The Propranolol was amazing for my anxiety. The Sertraline didn't ever do too much.

However, the last few months I am having the most horrific anxiety when i wake up in the morning.

As soon as i open my eyes in the morning, its like a wave comes over me. Heart races, hot flush, sweating, tremors and complete dread of the day ahead.

I'm not sure what could be the solution. its getting worse each day. My GP suggested increasing Sertraline to 150mg per day.

By afternoon, early evening I feel fine.
 
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Ive been taking 100mg Sertraline (Zoloft) per day for a few years now and Propranolol 40mg 3 times a day for about the last year too as prescribed by my doctor. The Propranolol was amazing for my anxiety. The Sertraline didn't ever do too much.

However, the last few months I am having the most horrific anxiety when i wake up in the morning.

As soon as i open my eyes in the morning, its like a wave comes over me. Heart races, hot flush, sweating, tremors and complete dread of the day ahead.

I'm not sure what could be the solution. its getting worse each day. My GP suggested increasing Sertraline to 150mg per day.

By afternoon, early evening I feel fine.
Sorry to here this.
 
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What time of day do you take zoloft? I wake up sometimes just like you described. I take my largest dose of lorazepam as soon as I wake up and lower dose later in afternoon. Give your new dose some time to kick in and if you still wake up like that call dr. Good luck
 
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I take the Zoloft when I get in the morning, I’ve always taken it in the morning. They say you can take it evening or morning
 
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I take the Zoloft when I get in the morning, I’ve always taken it in the morning. They say you can take it evening or morning
Zoloft (Sertraline) should be taken in the morning and that's when I take mine (75 mg/day). SSRI's are effective for taking the edge of depression, but my experience is they do little if anything for anxiety. The only medication I've taken that works for anxiety is Xanax-and we all know the issues with benzodiazepine medication. Addiction and withdrawal are big problems.
 
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I take it in the morning. I also take propranolol- 40mg 3x a day. That was working absolutely brilliantly, but the last couple of months I’m waking up having a meltdown. Improves massively throughout the day
 
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