Feel very depressed in the morning, any solution?

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by lifeisnoteasy, Dec 17, 2007.

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  1. lifeisnoteasy

    lifeisnoteasy Member

    Hi All

    This is my first post here, i know there are lots of experienced people here and we all can help each other.
    Does any one feel very depressed in the morning, especially after wake up? I feel so. Is there any way to cope with that? I woke up every day at 5:45AM because i goes to work early morning. As soon as i woke up, i started feeling that i am worthless, life is meshed up. I don't have any hope, there is no future for me, i don't deserve anything in my life, i think every oe in the world are happy and i am the only one, who is suffering the most. By the way i have very horrible life, lot of things happens in my life, which make me feel so. But these feelings goes away in an hour or so, when i start working and then i becomes very busy, so forgot everything and then again the same cycle start next day. By the way i work very hard i have two jobs, I am a software engg i work almost 80 hours a week, was cheated by girlfriend in past. I left her. I make hell lot of money (but money is not everything) with that much money i became crazy and started some bad habits and had a arrest record for that. I also screwed by health. Mentally i am sick, though physically i look fit.
    I don't have any hope, i started taking the depression medicine but as soon as i stopped them i had very bed withdrawn effect and needs to start it again, but again i feel depressed because of my past and I think about it again and again and my future is associated with that.
    I will write my details in more detail later.
    Thanks for your time to read this.
    I will really appreciate any reply on my condition ad suggestion.
  2. VALIS

    VALIS Well-Known Member

    When your mood changes with the time of day it is called diurnal depression, since you're a scientific kind of person here is a link to a journal article:


    Yes, I have the same thing. People don't understand why I have such a hard time in the mornings, but it's proven that people in a depression have altered circadian functioning: "Diurnal variation in mood is a prominent symptom of depression, and is typically experienced as positive mood variation (PMV - mood being worse upon waking and better in the evening)." as I found on this link: http://www.websciences.org/cftemplate/NAPS/archives/indiv.cfm?ID=20067549

    Its actually a classic indicator of depressed mood to feel worse in the morning according to the NIH.
    It feels to me like my brain chemicals change overnight and it takes me awhile to re-adjust every morning before I can be nice to everyone and get what I need to do done at work and school. This kind of thing you might want to take another medication for...switch to something else maybe, and make sure you stay on it for long enough to notice the effect. If you stop taking your medication your doctor should be there to help you slowly stop taking the medication so you don't get withdrawal symptoms from quitting an SSRI...

    It sounds like you enjoy working so much because it keeps your mind busy and away from thinking about your life, this is good (productive) but not very nice to your mind and body if you're working way too much. You might need to talk to somebody, a professional, about other ways that aren't as stressful and that would give you some degree of happiness besides working.

    It seems like a clinical depression because of the mornings being so much worse, but it also it sounds like you have way, way too much stress in your life. I have a lot of stress in my life as well, but working 80 hours a week and getting up that early is not good for your mental health- it would make anyone feel hopeless and depressed; you don't have any time for anything else!!!! You need to take joy in something besides work in order to have something else to look forward to. Your body needs exercise and that will help with the depression, chemically as well. You might need to cut back your work hours a little bit in order to work on finding something that makes you happy...a group you could join or a hobby??
    Good luck and I can totally relate to your problem of stress and morning depression. At night I'm too tired to be depressed :-(
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  3. 2cents

    2cents Well-Known Member

    Hi there lifeisnoteasy,
    lately i also have a slight change of mood in the morning
    let me share with u the things that i occasionally do, this might sound a bit like 'huh, weird guy' but it works for me;
    act like a tarzan, hit ur chest & say it out 'i will conquer whatever that comes my way' play loud music then go bath & ready to start the day; sometimes pray also works if u believe there's god :smile:

    can u share with me How to wake up early, i got problem waking up early & it have caused me some problems. i only able to get to sleep ard 1am set alarm ard 7am but most of the time only wake up ard 10am.
  4. lifeisnoteasy

    lifeisnoteasy Member


    You are absolutely right, i don't have time for my self because of lot of work, i will definitely cut some time and use that for myself, i always feel afraid that if i will not work then i will think about other things and my life will be more worst. But I will definitely give a try, will start some hobby so i can live for that.
    After reading the article now i know that it is not weird to have depression symptoms in the morning.
    Thank you for your advice.
  5. lifeisnoteasy

    lifeisnoteasy Member

    Hi 2 Cent,

    It is true that a positive attitude can make a difference, i will do the one u have said tomorrow morning, but i feel so much sad that my body moves physically but mentally i feel i am still at one place very depressed, very very depressed. I need to over write that feeling with the one you have mention of the TARGAN :smile:
    It is very easy to wake up in the morning for me, first of all you need to sleep a little early i go to bad around 12 or some time at the most 12:30. Set the alarm for 10 minute earlier than you wanna wake up. So if i want to wake up at 5:45 i set it for 5:35, i set the same in my cell phone too, so that both alarm rings almost in a few seconds difference. I turn off both the alarm and set the clock for 5:45 in any one of them, in that way mentally i feel that i slept more without following the alarm clock. Second time when alarm ring i wake up easily. But you definitely need 2 alarms in the first time because it will make you little bit conscious, otherwise you can easily ignore the first one and will go to sleep again for long time .
    I seen some people phycholgically tuned to wake up at certain time, like one of my friend he never woke up before 8, so if he wants to wake up early he forward the clock before going to bed, in that way he wake up on time and mentally he think that he is waking up at 8 only.
    It all depend how you can cheat your self in a positive way.
    I hope it will work.
  6. alice0705

    alice0705 Well-Known Member


    My problem usually has begun when it gets dark. Lately, I started noticing that when i wake up, the first thoughts I have are negative, sad or about the hopelessness of life, things like that. So, I started making myself think a happy thought as soon as I realize I am awake. I will not let a bad thought get a grip. Sometimes this works better than others but it IS helping me. Remember, we create our own reality through our thoughts. This is one of my biggest self-destructive weapons-my mind! Hope things go better for you. This is a great place.
  7. SadDude87

    SadDude87 Well-Known Member

    Wow, I am the same. I feel terrible in the mornings, only feel better once I am dressed and showered.
  8. flowerpot

    flowerpot Well-Known Member

    I tend to feel pretty bad in the mornings also.. I stopped going to school nearly all year because it's just too hard to wake up. It's horrible, waking up and feeling shit when nothings even happened.
  9. Angelo_91

    Angelo_91 Well-Known Member

    yeah i feel it too, a sense of hopelessness and thoughts of whats in it for me in the end

    but once i take my mind off of it, listen to music ill be just okay
  10. lifeisnoteasy

    lifeisnoteasy Member

    i did a small change in my life style and this helps. i used to wake up early, i shifted my time a little late, and now when i wake up i don't feel that much depression. But i don't know for how long it will help.
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