I'm having a downturn of late, probably because the Lexapro really no longer works, and I must be building a tolerance to the 1 mg of klonopin I take per day (divided doses, half before bedtime). My anxiety/depression is worst in the morning, gets better by evening. There are plenty of triggers to worsen it, mainly feeling physical symptoms of it and just not feeling like I have gotten full remission from it like I did from the other two times it happened in my life (with effective medication). I was managing alright through the record cold we have had here in the northeast but now its snowstorm issues. Snowstorms during the work week really bother me because I am happier being at work than if I am alone in the house (my job closes down if there is a snowflake, not so for my spouse and daughter--though sometimes they are trapped and cant get out either), and we have inlaws coming from overseas tomorrow morning and I can't imagine how we are going to get to the airport with tonights predicted storm. We have someone who can drive them up, whenever it is safe to do so, and I suppose they will delay the landing if its bad enough so we or my wife can get down there. And there is much talk about a really big snowstorm coming on Sunday into Monday, not happy about that either. I also fret about if we lose power, as we have no generator and our fireplace needs inspection (we are in this house for just over a year), although during Sandy we only lost power for a day in contrast to many nearby neighborhoods that were out for over a week. Its colder now, though and the thought of an extended power outage in freezing temps terrifies me. I'm trying to rationalize my thoughts, worst scenarios generally do not happen, etc, but it gets to me sometimes. I imagine I can't be the only one.