The Morning Autopilot Anxiety

Discussion in 'Support' started by Nick the Swede, Feb 14, 2015.

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    1. So it has been a almost a year for me, a bumpy road with one step forward and two steps back. I have been doing pretty ok during the last months and not so very bothered by T during daytime. But the last 2 weeks it all caught up with me again.
      My biggest problem is the mornings, i sleep ok but when i wake up, T is the first thing that i hear and in my semi awake state of mind i cave into anxiety direct. It´s like being attacked without possiblity to defend yourself (n), it eases of after a few hours awake and i go on with my day. Any tips how to overcome this obstacle. I can ad that i use a background sound in the bedroom.
       
    2. MarioT
      No Mood

      MarioT Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress + SSRI medication
      Same here, worse uppon waking up every morning or after a brief nap. Immediate masking and taking a shower does help sometimes. In general I believe that my tinnitus is worse when I feel tired and exhausted. I always initially feel like that when I wake up... could also be a symptom of depression.
       
    3. @MarioT, you are right about the depression. I have a slighter one for sure and are on Remeron for that.
       
    4. MarioT
      No Mood

      MarioT Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress + SSRI medication
    5. To be honest i really don´t know about that. I feel like exercise helps better. I don´t want to try another AntiD either
       
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    6. Kopesy
      Balanced

      Kopesy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      England, United Kingdom
      Tinnitus Since:
      19/09/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma'?' (Unknown)
      Right there with you buddy, sick of AntiDs, would much rather something natural to help. You both suffer anxiety wise with it I guess then? I've found it increasingly difficult to adjust. Any of you notice any hearing loss with your anxiety? My doctor thinks it's all in my mind o_O
       
    7. Anxiety and T goes hand in hand, at least for me. Never had issues before T, guess it´s just to ride out the storm(n)
       
    8. MarioT
      No Mood

      MarioT Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress + SSRI medication
      I had some moderate issues before T. After T though anxiety levels have reached a new dimension. No panic attacks but a constant, moderate underlying feeling of dread induced by this screetching sound which in turn leads to constantly recurring episodes of depression and fatigue.

      I had taken an antidepressant many years ago (pre T times) and it helped me immensely. I remember back then that after 3 days of taking an SSRI I woke up full of energy and good spirit! Glorious times! :) If you look at some of my other posts though you will read that it was probably the same AD which I took again after many years during another episode of anxiety and depression that caused my T in the first place... so I am very reluctant of trying this stunt again in fear that it could permanently worsen the already unbearable sound in my head.
       
    9. MarioT
      No Mood

      MarioT Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress + SSRI medication
      ..I have to admit though that in the past 2 years I have also experienced better times during which the T was less bothersome and automatically my negative feelings went significantly down. Hard to differentiate between cause and effect. Obviously if my T would miraculously disappear my endorphines would go sky rocket. The question is can it also happen the other way around?
       
    10. kevin b
      Fine

      kevin b Member

      Location:
      Hope well junction, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2014
      Wow, your post sums me up exactly. My therapist said the best thing to do is to get busy with something, easier said then done. I miss being able to relax in bed for awghuile
       
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    11. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      I've had anxiety along with my tinnitus and pulsatile tinnitus for almost five years now. The difference is -- mine occurs in the late afternoon! I am fine in the morning because my tinnitus is at its lowest point then. I can make it through the early afternoon hours by staying busy and active. My problem is always in late afternoon/early evening, just before dinnertime. What works best for me is exercise and trying to keep my mind on other things. Once I get through that period, I'm usually OK for the rest of the evening.

      Nick, I wish you success in overcoming your anxiety. Exercise and calming natural supplements are what I would recommend! (Supplements such as magnesium, pharmaGABA, holy basil, etc.).

      Take care, and I hope you find something that works well for you!
       
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    12. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      Today, it has me, too.
      As soon as my job starts becoming a little bit more stressful (which is a peace of cake pre T), my anxiety kicks in.
      I immediately think about quitting my job taking a package.
      But really don't know if this is the right way to go.
      Anxiety high today. I hope for a better day tomorrow.
      T unchanged. Always unbearable. :arghh:
       
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    13. MarioT
      No Mood

      MarioT Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress + SSRI medication
      Same here,

      my job is stressful, I ve noticed that if I get the chance to calm down during the weekend my overall condition gets better. But during the weeks my anxiety and exhaustion levels rise to a point where I cannot cope anymore (had terrible, unmaskable T and anxiety again for the past 3 days now without a break).

      It is really a bastard condition. Although I could/would love my job I can't help but think that maybe I should quit and take a long vacation, see if this improves the situation. Not an easy decision though, one cant just quit working...

      FUCK TINNITUS!
       
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    14. Sailboardman
      Frustrated

      Sailboardman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sensorineural hearing loss right ear.
      We all seem to be in the same boat, just in different seats. My T is softer in the mornings and ramps up mid afternoon like Karen's. By 4:30, I'm out by my pool, that has one water jet above the water, which masks my T pretty well. Then I crack open a nice bottle of red wine, slice up some Yarlsberg cheese and say, "screw you T, I'm having a drink.....or two, so get lost!"
       
    15. cowdodge
      Grumpy

      cowdodge Member

      Location:
      Seattle, Washington
      Tinnitus Since:
      1995
      I'm retired guess I'm lucky but like the rest of you when I wake up and the T's are going full blast that's when the anxity levels start to roll. I have noticed lately that I'm trying to sleep in more but the rest I'm getting is not quality rest. I'm going to buy a oliptical trainer and force myself to get out of bed and get busy! My anxity is going through the rooft so I haft to do something. I tried some antidepresent pills out but on the fifth day my T's went out the window! Boy it was no fun and it scared the poop out of me. Well that settled down thank god! But now I'm very I'm very Leary of antidepresent. And I was taking oxicodine but stopped that a week ago with no problems (withdrawls) Just trying to clean up the old system and next is my Xanax but that will be in few weeks. What a trip our T's our and I will be glad to get oft the train.
       
    16. Exercise is best described as a anti-depressant pill without the prescription and without the price. Please partake.
       
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