Has anyone found that their intrusive thoughts are worse in the mornings? I've only been diagnosed with OCD for less than three weeks, because of a severe flare up I finally went to a psychiatrist. He was very encouraging and said that while OCD is chronic, it's manageable through treatment. I've been on fluoxetine for 17 days, and have experienced brief periods, a handful of evenings, where I've felt completely better. And nights are generally better for me anyway. I think after my wife and I put the kids to bed I'm able to relax some, which helps.
But then my anxiety takes over during my sleep and I wake up in various levels of depression and/or anxiety. In fact, I know I'll be able to recognize my recovery when I wake up without the anxiety, even if it comes back during the day, I'll know I've turned a corner.
Any thoughts on the mornings?