sue1234 Posted August 6, 2011 Report Share Posted August 6, 2011 In the last few years, my mornings were getting "slower" as far as me trying to wake up and function. In the last year, it is getting progressively worse. This is my usual morning now:I cannot get up before I naturally awake. If I do, I am immediately more lightheaded as I am walking to the bathroom. It almost feels like I am drunk. So, I usually wake up around 7 a.m. It takes me a good 10 minutes laying there to get to the point that I can hold my eyes open. During that time, I usually get a heat surge. After laying around for 15-20 minutes, then I drag out of bed to my living room chair. There I begin the morning ritual of just being able to sit, and not do too much thinking. I drink my iced tea to give my body a little energy surge(believe me, it's more of a mental energy surge!). After a couple of hours I finally feel awake and seem to be more mentally energetic as the day progresses. Of course, at night I am full of mental energy, so have to take Xanax to fall asleep. I usually wake in around 2 a.m. to urinate, and seem wide awake, so toss and turn before I fall back asleep. Then, the groggy morning routine begins again. I will mention again that I am one who fights low blood sugar all morning long.I know POTS affects me physically, but I don't want to assume that this tough morning is just from POTS. I am waiting to hear back from labs, of which one was cortisol. I could totally believe that I just don't have enough cortisol in the morning, especially if I try to wake before my natural waking with natural cortisol surge. I do have things going on with my endocrine system. IF this would happen to be a cortisol thing, I feel like it is spiralling down.I literally spend my mornings now feeling like I am in a half-stupor. All my life, I was the person that would bound out of bed, full of energy, sometimes irritatingly so! It was bad when POTS hit and limited my physical abilities so drastically, but now my mental energy???? This is tough. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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