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Why do I feel surges and panic in the morning?


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Hi, I have been sleeping fairly well. I was having some night terrors for awhile but they went away. I now just have very vivid dreams which are ok. But, when I awake in the morning, which is way earlier than I would like, I feel an immediate surge in my body like I  want to jump out of bed and I have weird frightening thoughts. Does anyone know if this is common during tapering and what causes it? That would be of great help to me. Thank you.
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Yes. Morning cortisol rush. Just know that it lessens as the day goes on. I think it will eventually fade - Im still in last of taper but I had it bad when i tried to CT and mildly now on baby dose of xanax.
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I'm still at a high dose of K. Over 3mg. I have tried to taper 5% and even higher. It didn't work for me.

I did get the morning anxiety, dread and cortisol surges.

I am now tapering about  1.3% ever 2 weeks. I am doing much better. I am on day 6 and will see how it goes.

Like BMC stated, it lessens as the day goes on.

Totally normal symptom.

 

Dana

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Thank you Dana and BMC for your responses. I will keep in mind that this symptom will fade as the day progresses.

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I can tell you that the cortisol rushes were awful but they did eventually go away for me towards the end of my taper and haven't come back post-taper. I used to get them between 2-5AM and they would prevent me from being able to sleep (I hardly ever can go to bed before 2AM on a normal day, it's just how I'm wired) and make me panicky and gross and they just stopped happening as my brain and CNS adapted. Hang in there.  :thumbsup:
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I had terrible mornings before I tapered off benzos and while tapering until I got toward the end and then they started to improve.  I am happy to say that my mornings are totally fine these days.  Goodness I don't miss those awful days ...  ::)
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