Ok - I feel completely silly asking, but I was wondering if anyone else has experienced an irrational fear of the dark, especially during the winter months when its dark till late in the morning. I have all this anxiety about the darkness in the morning and even late in the evening while I'm taking a shower and I have no idea where it comes from. Its slowly starting to pronounce itself again after a 2 year hiatus while I was on anti-depressants. Its one of those silly things I had when I was growing up and now that I'm an adult it has come back. I don't have any reason to fear the dark - no bad experiences, trauma, etc. I live in an ultra safe neighborhood but I can't bring myself to take my dog for a walk in the morning when it wasn't an issue last winter.
I'm wondering if its part of the regular anxiety that I used to experience and the anti-d's helped to ease it. I recently stopped the effexor I was taking in preparation for a more suitable alternative. I guess I was just wondering if this is just a silly little personality quirk or if it was something that was worth considering when I make the choice to resume anti-d's?
Thanks for the time to vent - hope you all enjoyed Halloween,