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09 March 2009 @ 04:20 pm
Morning anxiety -- food solutions?  
I have terrible anxiety all the time (and no insurance, no doctor, and no money for medication), but things are often the very worst soon after I get up -- absolutely terrifying anxiety. Later in the day things often calm down a bit, and they are least-bad in the late evening.

Is there some dietary thing I can do here? Should I eat more before going to sleep? Less before going to sleep? Get up on the night to eat something? Eat a lot the moment I wake?

Any ideas will be welcome.
julieghouliejulieghoulie on March 10th, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
I'm not sure about food solutions, but I can say that meditation, yoga, stretching, or exercising help me out with this type of thing.
postcardsfrom on August 24th, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC)
I think exercise would work better than food. Take a short run first thing in the morning. If you can't haul yourself out of bed, try sleeping in sweats so you can really start on your feet. I did this when I was really depressed and although it was very hard to get started, it was worth it. I'd return home slightly depressed instead of violently depressed. And I felt I'd accomplished something too.