So ive been prescribed melatonin for a while now and my early morning anxiery has been getting worse and worse usually starts early hours and im wide awake and in a panic by 3.30 so tonight ive decided no melatonin i did some research a d found that melatonin can cause this type of thing im shocked tbh ive started a new sleep routine tonight so lets see how things go firstly no melatonin second ive stopped the cats sleeping in my bed tonight as theres 7 and there constant fussing and my hot flushes havent been very relaxing (sorry pussycatz) dont worry they have plenty of fuzzy heated cozy beds else where in the house. Ive also taken a late night shower clean fresh bedding and lights and phones tvs and anything else off by 11 at the latest my plan is to be up by 7.30 each morning im hoping this new routine may help the bad dreams and morning anxiery watch this space xxx
Good luck with it! Hopefully it helps you.
Morning anxiety is the worse. Really puts me in a defeated mood for the rest of the day.
Thats a great start we all have to try start somewhere so hopefully it will help u
I hate it when I wake up and the first awareness is the gripping anxiety - for me usually in my stomach.
Mine hits me in the chest first then rapidly moves to my stomach.
Some of the worse feelings ever.
Do you find anything helps?
For me a long drink of really cold water helps a little. Small sips until I’ve finished about a pint in 15 mins.
Good idea. I just need to get up and get busy. If I lie in bed, it gets worse and worse, so I have to distract myself quickly.
Usually this means going downstairs and finding a task to do that will occupy my brain and make me move on.
Yeah mines is a pu ch to the chest first then stomach cramps and running to loo(sorry) but true… Then its the flushes, the brain going like a computer.
It sounds awful. Poor you. How do you manage your symptoms?