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When you're not a morning person...

LexLoofer

LexLoofer

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I've never been a morning person. I like my sleep. But I've been going through some medication changes that have made sleep difficult and I've been waking up about 2 hours earlier than usual. This has made mornings hard for me. I wake up either irritable or sad. I start feeling anxious. I start feeling angry at the world and angry at myself for feeling this way. At some point these feelings come out when I'm interacting with my husband and kids, and I like myself even less for taking it out on them. Yesterday I woke up after having a nightmare, went to my husband in the shower, sat on the floor of the tub, and just cried and cried.
 
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Seany53

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hi hang in there. May i ask what meds were you taking and what did you switch to? and also you can ask the doc who prescribed them to, if possible, change them as different meds have different effects in different people
 
LexLoofer

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I've been on just about every medication... but this time I was just on Cymbalta, which I hated because it made my depression way worse. But now I'm on Cymbalta and Abilify. My depression is so much better. The doc just had me switch to taking it at night, but as you can tell, I'm still waking up early. 6am start for me today! :unsure:
 
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This can't be easy for you. :hug1:

I went through a similar thing with a medication several years ago.
Sometimes I struggled to get to sleep but once I was off, I slept through the whole night.
The medication I started made me wake every three hours. It really got to me and I couldn't take it any more, so came off the med. :unsure:

Do you think there's anything you could do in the morning that might not make things feel so bad?

I know that even if you're awake, lying down is still resting your body and does some good.
Do you get out of bed right away? It might be worth taking time to lie still and try to relax.

Is there anything you can think of that you could do in the morning that might put you in a better mood?
I don't know if you like to write a journal, listen to music, try meditation, or just making a hot drink and taking time to yourself.
 
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Mr Ploppy

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I suffer from 4am syndrome, rarely sleep past 4am assuming I sleep at all.
 
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