Why am I always depressed when I wake up in the mornings


#1

I don’t understand but I’m always so depressed when I wake up in the mornings.

As the day goes on i start feeling better.

Why does this happen…

Do u also face this problem…

Kind regards
Wallafish


#2

Do you take your meds in the morning? If so it means the meds are at their lowest level as soon as you wake up.

I too find after my morning meds I feel better after a couple of hours.


#3

Yea I take 20 mg in the night Jimmy and 5 mg in morning…

It the moment I wake up I just don’t want to get out of bed.

Do u also suffer from that


#4

They say you can worry in your sleep and stress is often felt in the mornings. I think the majority of heart attacks occur on Monday mornings.

For a while when mornings were really hard I took my evening meds two hours early. Then I set another morning alarm two hours before I had to get up. I would wake, take my morning meds then go back to sleep for two hours.

When I woke up properly I felt better


#5

Yea I see what u saying…

Thanks Jim


#6

You’re not a morning person. I usually feel good in morning. Bad as the day goes on. I’m the opposite


#7

Huh, usually the morning is my favorite time…which is probably because for a whole 5 seconds i forget who i am :smiley:


#8

Waking up in the morning for me is right now the only debilitating part of the disease. I am managing the halucinations and delusions ok, depression gone, anxiety/paranoia managable but god forbid i can get up in the morning and shower. Most days i struggle up to the last possible minute and make it to work late. I cant really figure out why i dont want to move at all


#9

I suffer from the same thing. I feel really rough in the morning and then it gets better as the day goes on. I don’t know what to blame. Coffee maybe.


#10

Drink red bull … it has caffine in it…!!!


#11

I like mornings I have first cup of tea and chill
Afternoon not so good


#12

Right now I cannot wait to get to bed
I have been up since 4am :tired_face:


#13

i wish I could hibernate like a bear


#14

Do you feel as though you have been reset day after day, back to a no win situation ?


#15

I have had major struggles getting out of bed in the morning for about 6-9 months. It seems several of us have the same problem. I am on 20 mg of Zyprexa and now 600 mg of gabapentin. The doctor is very slowly lowering my dosages.


#16

I was having the same problem a couple of months ago where I was waking up feeling like ■■■■, having a hard time getting out of bed and just overall fatigued and exhausted. After I explained this to my psychiatrist and the fact that as the day goes on the depression seems to subside she prescribed me an antidepressant.

I started with a low dose of Wellbutrin 100mg which helped to get rid of the heavy emotions but my mood still wasn’t stabilized. I stayed on that dose for a month and the depression hadn’t completely gone away it wasn’t enough because I would still wake up not knowing how I was going to be feeling that day.

After I explained it to my sister (who is a doctor in the making) what was going on she said that I probably need to raise the dose of the antidepressant. After discussing with my psychiatrist she raised the dose and voila my mood has stabilized since then and I haven’t been feeling those heavy emotions that I was feeling.

The only problem right now I have is with fatigue which according to my doctor is because of the depression as well. I went for a physical and got blood work done and everything seems fine except for 2 things. So I probably need to raise the dose of my antidepressant a little more to get rid of the fatigue.

I’ve never felt so depressed in my life and I believe it was post psychotic depression because all this started after I came back to reality after my psychosis. It was a very intense period and I fought my hardest to not take anymore medication but I’m glad I did. Just thought I’d share this with you and hopefully it helps. Hang in there!!!


#17

I suggest a B-complex pill, like a B-100. Low levels of B-vitamins are tied to depression.

I feel chemically depressed when I miss my B-complex, even.


#18

For me it’s knowing it’s going to be another day of fighting the disease


#19

@anon1152203 I just chalk it up to gaining momentum. By the end of the day you tend to have figured it out and got your groove. That’s why I hate going to bed sometimes. I sometimes feel. Like I will loose my good gains from the day.

Or you could just try getting up from the other side of the bed. (humor)


#20

It could be a side effect left over from one of your night time meds.