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loverain
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   Posted 7/7/2009 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello,
I just wonder if anyone experiences what I do.  It seems my anxiety level isn't really high during the day.  I have a few episodes, but nothing I can't live with.  As the evening comes and progresses into night the anxiety seems to get really bad.  I feel very dizzy after dinner...usually eat dinner at 7-9 PM.  I feel I am almost staggering when I walk and I haven't consumed any alcoholic beverages...I don't drink at all.  I monitor my blood sugar as I have higher levels than normal...not diabetes...and my levels aren't at the point that they should make me feel anxious and dizzy.  I do suffer from anxiety...some days worse than others...but almost always at late evening and night. 

raze
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   Posted 7/7/2009 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, I do. It's called General Anxiety Disorder.
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stkitt
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   Posted 7/7/2009 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey loverain

Hi. this is Kitt.  I usually will have my spike in anxiety in the mornings often when I first wake up.  I try to keep my morning routine simple and always allow myself plenty of lead time if I have to be somewhere so I don't feel rushed.

What are you doing currently to work through this anxiety that you are developing in the afternoon and early evening hours?

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mamalicious
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   Posted 7/7/2009 1:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,
 
I have noticed that my anxiety starts to kick in right around 4pm.  I have identified that this is the "real" start to my day.  I work FT M-F, and I consider this my easy job.  My schedule is my own, I am doing things that I love at work.  I love being at work.
 
At 4pm, I begin to worry about what the evening will hold.  Will the kids be easy or will they throw a wild ass fit?  What will I cook for dinner?  (I hate cooking).  How will I manage to get household chores taken care of, play with my kids, manage a decent dinner, and have any left over time for myself?  (The answer is I won't have any left over time to myself, and that makes me angry which makes me anxious).
 
My husband is helpful.  He can tell when my anxiety is in overdrive and he'll just step in and do what needs doing. 
 
Sometimes I have to be in my bedroom alone for 30 minutes with a cold towel over my face.  Sometimes I take a hot bath.  Once in a while I will drink a beer.
 
It is worse in the school year because we add the homework hussle.
 
You are not alone.  Try to prioritize and put off those things that stress you out.  Give yourself a start and stop time and let yourself quit those tasks that make you anxious.  Set a timer for 12 minutes and see what all you can get done and then stop it. 
 
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Aries8
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   Posted 7/7/2009 5:05 PM (GMT -7)   
LoveRain, what medication do you take?

Holly, take the 30 minutes when you first get home from work to unwind. Tell the kids, this is your time. Take a bath, read, listen to music. This will help tremendously with the rest of the evening. I can relate to trying to do everything. It's not easy, is it?
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mamalicious
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   Posted 7/7/2009 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Aries8 said...
LoveRain, what medication do you take?

Holly, take the 30 minutes when you first get home from work to unwind. Tell the kids, this is your time. Take a bath, read, listen to music. This will help tremendously with the rest of the evening. I can relate to trying to do everything. It's not easy, is it?
 
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Aries8- Did I read your mind today or what?  I got home, DH started dinner.  I put my body on the couch for 30 minutes of quiet time with a cold wash cloth over my face.  It was da best.  My house is tidy, the girls are calm, and I am in my favorite place (the recliner).
 

 
 
 
Holly- GAD, Migraines, TMJ disorder, Thyroid Disease
75 mg Effexor XR, 1mg Xanax PRN, Maxalt, Phenegran, Levothyroxine
 
 


nellebutter
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   Posted 7/7/2009 6:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Evenings are hard for me and I've come to realize the reasons why. I usually do some housework during the day while I still have some energy but one the evening hits the kids have worn me down, I have to cook dinner, and when my fiancee comes home I usually have another "child" to deal with . By this time I am in desperate need of some me time and its hard to get it. Its usually the anticipation of the nights potential events that cause my anxiety.
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Aries8
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   Posted 7/7/2009 11:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Holly, take that 30 minutes every night. Let everyone know that it is your time when you walk through the door. I'm glad you got some time!
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
 
60 mg. Prozac, Ativan as needed.
 
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."


Allestaria
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   Posted 7/8/2009 12:23 AM (GMT -7)   
My anxiety is much much worse at night.
To the point I'm up all night and sleep all day. I was up yesterday until 2pm had an order to fill then I just woke up. All set for my "day".

Its annoying to have anxiety at night. Its the time to relax spend time with the family. Instead I'm high strung out wondering how bad its going to be.

Anyway Aries has a good idea. Take 30 minutes to yourself.

My time used to be from 9-10pm every night. Kids in bed by 9 I would try to go to bed at 10. That gave me an hour to just chill. Hubby goes in at 9 and reads his book. I watched t.v or played on the comp. It helped me relax.
But that was when I had to be up at 4:30 in the morning to be at work.

Now that I don't work. I dont have my me time since the kids are home 24/7. But thats ok. I can just come in my office and get my time. Kids don't bother me when I'm in here!

UnHappy86
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   Posted 7/8/2009 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I totally have higher anxiety during the evening and night then I do during the day. Starting around 7pm it is almost like tension I can't seem to figure it out.. I have very bad social anxiety i.e. large crowds, grocery stores, talking on the phone.. but I am home all day so those things don't happen to much. But there is something about the evening that almost makes my skin crawl kind of like I'm bored and I don't know what to do with myself lots of tension.. But I do think that the anxiety may be increased in the evening worring over my insomnia if I am going to get enough sleep and how long I'm going to lay in bed, toss & turn and be in pain. Will I have enough energy to get the things done that I need to the next day.. shocked
 
I just wish I knew how I got this way.

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