Anxiety Timing

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   Posted 5/29/2009 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone else notice that your anxiety tends to peak at a certain time of day?  Currently late afternoon/early evening, just before dark seems to be my worst time.  I don't know if it has to do with blood sugar or change in lighting or possibly just something that happens now because I expect it to. The latter seems pretty likely.

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   Posted 5/29/2009 11:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Roger,

For me, my anxiety tends to peak in the early morning because stress is accumulated during the day and as a result my anxiety level is very high in the evening and early morning. But some days I have severe anxiety throughout the day too of course. If I can't sleep well at night, I have anxiety all day and I can't really tell the difference when it is at its peak.


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   Posted 5/29/2009 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
For me, midday is the least likely time, but all the other times of day seem to take turns equally.



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   Posted 5/29/2009 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Fot me it's usually between 5-7pm. I take my clonazepam dose at 7pm. If I haven't slept well yhe night before, I notice it first thing in the morning and it lasts until about lunch time.

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   Posted 5/29/2009 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Mine peaks mainly at night. During the day I am "OK" as long as I keep busy. But once its time to settle down mine kicks in.
Unless I'm under a high stress situation. Like leaving the house. But mornings are pretty good for me!

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   Posted 5/29/2009 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, everyone. Mornings stink for me. First thing in the morning. I tend to nap a lot during the day and I come alive at night. I hope everyone has a really good day!
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   Posted 5/29/2009 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Anytime of day is game time for my anxiety. It just loves to hit me at all different times to keep things interesting I guess.
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