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Cheri07
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   Posted 12/2/2013 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All, Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! smilewinkgrin

I have actually been doing pretty good lately. I do notice though, around this time every night (5:30-6:00 PST) I get very anxious. There is nothing that I can note that triggers it. I'm wondering if it's because I'm due to take my medicine around 7 or so. It's really putting a damper on my lifestyle because I'm afraid to go out to dinner, or do anything during this time. Ahh, just venting, because this is so frustrating. I'm fine all day, then bam, right around dinner time it starts, then it goes away about half hour after I take my meds. There seems to be a correlation here with this. Any ideas or advice from anyone?
Cheri~~

Prozac - 20MG 1x day
Clonazepam - .5 2x day
Lipitor - 10MG 1x day
Metoprolol ER 25 MG 2x day
Amlodipine - 2.5 mg 1x day

Laceymyaalayah
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   Posted 12/2/2013 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Which medication is it if you don't mind me asking? I know when Im due to take my Xanax and its getting close to that time I start to get anxious. Its usually around dinner time also and if I eat first without taking it I will panic after dinner. I guess its because your body is on a schedule with it. I also wake up in the mornings very anxious and shaky also because that's the other time I am due to take it. I just started my Lexapro yesterday, hopefully I wont need the Xanax anymore after a while.

Good luck!!

Cheri07
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   Posted 12/2/2013 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I take my Clonazepam and my Beta Blocker around 7. I can take my clonazepam on a empty stomach, so that I'm glad for. I'm fine in the AM, I get up around 6 or so and take my Beta Blocker, Prozac and Clonazepam at 7:00 or so, it's just that night time thing. My Mom says it's because I have to cook dinner, haha, I wish it was that simple yeah but I'm starting to think it's my medicine hour. smhair
Cheri~~

Prozac - 20MG 1x day
Clonazepam - .5 2x day
Lipitor - 10MG 1x day
Metoprolol ER 25 MG 2x day
Amlodipine - 2.5 mg 1x day

lgm1942
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   Posted 12/2/2013 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
In the early days of my PAD attacks when it got near sundown I would climb the walls, it took a lot of therapy for me to get past this, my doctor refereed to me as a type of sun-downer, for some reason many
folks in a nursing home get very anxious this time of day, Give yourself a break and don't allow it too much
playing time! Peace.

Larry ***

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 12/2/2013 11:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Shadiee,

I am wondering, with your doctor's approval...if you can delay taking your morning doses by an hour or so...thus getting you through the dinner hour with more comfort.

Just a thought....though you may not want to disrupt your schedule if it is generally working for you...weigh your pros and cons.

S.C.
Moderator:Anxiety/Panic

"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT

Ready2Run
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   Posted 12/3/2013 2:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I have this as well and I don't take my Zoloft at this time of day, I think Larry is right with the sun down idea. It sounds very odd but it's a real thing. Have you considered this?

Merrida
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   Posted 12/3/2013 2:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Larry's onto something, but I get it the other way around.

It's when the sun starts to come up. I've been like this as long as I can remember. All it takes is the breaking of dawn, the mere glimpse of sun peeking over the horizon, the sound of the birds starting to twitter, people waking up, noises in adjacent houses, hearing people talk, start their cars, and all leave for work....even the smell of their exhaust triggered my anxiety.

Since we moved to the country, I rarely get it at all. I still do, but not as often since the triggers aren't there.

If the onset of dusk is a trigger, can you keep a lot of lights on in the house say between 6:00 and 8:00? I'll do that at night when I'm waiting for Hubby to get home, or when I'm cooking (I've got to have it very bright in my kitchen and bathrooms).

I'm going to ^^echo^^ what wonderful advice our resident sage, S.C., brought up: If your doc OK's it, can you take your A.M. meds an hour later? Maybe even 30 minutes? It may give you a buffer....just enough of one.

I'd try the lights too because they play a huge role in our hormones.

Especially since your symptoms dissipate like clockwork! :)




M.
My time for tears will be at my Victory...not at the start of the War. ~~Vickie

Ready2Run
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   Posted 12/3/2013 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Ive put a timer on the lights in my living room and they come on when dusk is near. I have to change it when the time changes, it really helps with the anxiety at sundown.

Cheri07
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   Posted 12/3/2013 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
My Dr told me to take my clonazepam in the morning, regular time and to take the one in the evening around 4:30 or so, she said that should help with the 5:30-6:00 anxiety. turn I sure hope it does!!!!!
Cheri~~

Prozac - 20MG 1x day
Clonazepam - .5 2x day
Lipitor - 10MG 1x day
Metoprolol ER 25 MG 2x day
Amlodipine - 2.5 mg 1x day
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