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03/09/2012 07:33 AM

what does it take for you to get going in the am?

centerseeker
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I am almost embarrassed to say this but for me it takes chugging a pot of coffee and smoking at least 5 cigarettes before my brain is really functioning.

What do other people need to get the blood flowing to the brain?

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03/09/2012 07:42 AM
Cthebird
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I make breakfast for my husband and pet bird every morning at around 6:45 am. When I just sit up from bed I'm still a little groggy sometimes, but as soon as I go pee that seems to propel me into starting the day. I rush to get everything ready and on the table by the time the coffee is brewed. The rush gives me a bit of an adrenaline rush.

03/09/2012 08:40 AM
soy70
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I'm also dependent on my caffeine and nicotine. But I just love my coffee and cigarettes in the morning! I also sometimes do a sudoku puzzle to try to jumpstart my brain or a crossword puzzle online. If I'm feeling really ambitious I'll go to lumosity and play word bubbles. Also making a list for the day sometimes can give me energy.

03/09/2012 08:52 AM
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CTheBird I make breakfast for my husband, my two year old and feed my dogs before coffee but I do it all sleepwalking. It is not until that routine is done and I can have my me time that I am awake!

03/09/2012 09:06 AM
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Straight to the cigarette and iced coffee. Rather, it's head for the pack of cigarettes, pour the iced coffee, give the dog a treat (she's done a perfect sit and down), say my prayers, and then head for the computer to check out MDJ and maybe have a chat.

I have to laugh, it sounds like I wake up and need some alone time and a break. And that's exactly how I feel.


03/09/2012 09:16 AM
mem2427

I would fall on the floor asleep if I didn't have my coffee. I program the pot so it is ready right away when I wake up. I enjoy the first cup while having breakfast. Then have a second while I am getting ready for the day and sometimes on the road.

03/10/2012 06:36 PM
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Alarm goes off and I'm up like a bolt of lightning....grab a can of pepsi...rush to work or to get the kids ready.

I'm a morning person but ask me to work at 4pm and it's like you give me 10 extra seroquel....I'll sleep in and barely move all day and by the time I get to work I'm a walking time bomb.....


03/10/2012 06:42 PM
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Adderal and coffee get me going in the morning. I was never a morning person, but it's worse now that I take seroquel to sleep. I'm not complaining, because I am very grateful to be sleeping, but I am VERY slow to start in the morning.

03/10/2012 10:33 PM
IDoNotKnow
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Hmm....

Thoughts....

What does it take to get going in the morning?

Are we talking about the manic state, the depressive state, or the stable state?

Manic State: "What sleep? Who needs it?" LOL I might take a few sips of coffee but it is not very bright so I try to stay away.

Depressed State: Crawling to the kitchen... "Walk away from the coffee pot." I say that but I USUALLY only need one cup. I am trying to think of what it is like to be depressed and having a hard time. Is that a good thing? I would say um... YES!!!!

Stable State: "I will take one cup of coffee please." Hmm... "I am ready for the day."


03/12/2012 07:19 PM
Bauble
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Since I'm taking 1 mg of klonopin to sleep I super slow in the am until after im ready And I've had a little adderall and caffeine.

Although, even when I didn't take klonopin it was hard for me to 'come to' in the am... The vivid dreams get me in such a deep slee it takes awhile to get going. I really wish I could get up right away with energy!!

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