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Does anxiety ever entirely go away?

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Last Updated: 06/29/2020 at 10:09pm
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August 29th, 2015 8:08pm
In my experience, no. Anxiety is a monster living in our minds, feeding us lies. Often, it is born so deep inside us that it takes some time to awaken. Others, it is prevalent young. But anxiety can not just go away, but we can work towards dealing with it!
September 24th, 2015 8:06am
Personally, I think it can. I suffered from anxiety a few years ago for about 6 months when I moved schools, and now I am unaffected. Besides the occasionally tendency to over-think or agonise over something I am practically fine. I would encourage anyone with anxiety to not ever give up hope. Seek help, strive forward, find ways of coping and forge good relationships. Even if these things are difficult at first, they will be well worth it. Mine healed with time, and I hope yours does :) Goodluck!
December 2nd, 2015 3:02pm
Yes, it is not permanent. Nothing is permanent, so does anxiety. It might recur but it will pass again
September 26th, 2015 3:56pm
Anxiety may never truly go away. Just as happiness may never go entirely away, anxiety is just another emotion. Just as anxiety is able to push down happiness, we can use happiness to push down anxiety. By doing things that make us comfortable and happy we can beat anxiety. Even though it may never go away, we can beat it every single time by trying our hardest to put on a smile :)
December 3rd, 2015 7:42am
Yes I think it truly can. It might take years of Mindfulness training however I believe that it can truly go away.
February 4th, 2016 1:04pm
Anxiety is only condition. It can be overcome with changing the focus of thinking. Body exercises also can reduce anxiety. Consumption of healthy food and drinking water helps in reduction of anxiety. With one word changing the mindset and lifestyle. Of course it took a time and investment in self development. But it is worth
January 6th, 2016 2:48pm
Anxiety is a feeling so I know it will be always be part of me , just like how happiness, peacefulness , sadness , fearfulness , calmness and all the other feelings are. It is not necessary to be afraid of it. I know anxiety is not going to hurt or harm me. I know it can be frightening but I also know that is because I am the one who is feeding it and intensifying it. To overcome it I try to look at every situation I am in at a different angle and accept it. That way , my anxiety does not overwhelm me. I don't get upset with myself if anxiety arises in me or when I react with anxiety when I meet hurdles. I tell myself it's okay and I can try to work on it the next time. I give myself chances and keep trying. Nowadays, I look at anxiety like an old friend who visits me on and off. I can't ban this friend so I learn to befriend my anxiety.
January 2nd, 2016 4:57am
If you make the steps towards building up your confidence around your fears then yes it does. For me it was just pushing myself to socialise with people I wasn't comfortable with, I started with friends of close friends, then just random friends of friends and then I pushed myself into socialising with complete strangers. However I hadn't suffered extreme anxiety so one of the steps you may wish to consider is medication and that is nothing to be ashamed of.
September 10th, 2015 9:59pm
Of course anxiety already comes because of certain problem, so when we try to fix that problem, anxiety go away, It may need a bit of time but it will sure go away :) .
October 28th, 2015 8:46pm
It is possible, yes. Anxiety always has root issues. Once these issues are alleviated, anxiety can be cured completely. It may take anything from two days to a decade, but it's possible.
January 7th, 2016 10:55pm
No, but you can control it! That's the best part. Knowing you are in control is absolutely great!!!!
August 20th, 2015 5:30am
Anxiety can be lessened, but we still will feel anxiety to some extent. Knowing what helps your anxiety will give you control over your worries and fears.
September 26th, 2015 6:35pm
Anxiety doesn't usually "entirely" go away, but it can be reduced to a point where you are comfortable and able to function.
October 31st, 2015 4:26am
No, I don't believe it does. It may become less severe, but it may creep up on you when least expected
November 26th, 2015 2:59am
I don't think anxiety ever really goes away. As I spend more time caring for myself, I notice that anxiety becomes just another part of myself that needs care. The more lovable I am able to feel in my own eyes, the more manageable my anxiety becomes. On a more practical note, getting enough sleep and giving myself good food and good movement opportunities helps a lot to improve my ability to cope with daily anxiety.
November 25th, 2015 4:51am
Sometimes, but mostly it's still there and you just have to use your bag of tricks to keep it in check. The more you practice, the more control you will have over your anxiety.
January 31st, 2016 3:06pm
Given anxiety and depression as disorders are caused by low levels of Serotonin - a chemical imbalance - it'll likely never "go away". However the symptoms of it can be managed either through methods like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or medication. Medication is usually the best option for chemical imbalances, as they're impossible to deal with on their own.
October 25th, 2015 8:33am
I think of my anxiety like an old sports injury. Yes, it flares up from time to time and I have to be careful not to push myself too hard, but the best thing for it is to keep moving. Anxiety doesn't have to entirely go away for me to have an enjoyable and worthwhile life :)
October 25th, 2015 7:28pm
anxiety never entirely goes away it will always be a part of you but you can overcome it to an extent
November 19th, 2015 12:20am
Well, everyone experiences anxiety. It's a normal, human feeling. Some people just have it more often and/or feel it more intensely, and this can be minimized through coping skills, therapy, medication, and more. So no, because it's normal, it won't go away entirely. But if you have an anxiety disorder, you can definitely treat it and get your anxiety levels down to a normal level. Good luck :)
December 20th, 2015 10:44am
yes definitely!! once you start getting used to your trigger you will start finding it normal. just keep forcefully facing it
July 13th, 2015 1:01am
Over time and progress, it should. Depending on the person. If you motivate yourself and teach yourself how to deal with anxiety, you should eventually be able to maontain and control anxiety.
September 2nd, 2015 4:38pm
I think that your anxiety will go away in the future. If you have some problems you can tell them to me
November 5th, 2015 8:16am
Anxiety is in everybody we just need to know how to control the feeling when it comes and tell ourselves that everything is gonna be ok.
December 23rd, 2015 10:31pm
Anxiety is a battle with you and your reactions/ feelings. I wouldn't say Anxiety can go entirely away, it comes and goes. It's that nervous feeling you get. What helps keep Anxiety away for a while is just calming yourself. Calm yourself by counting to five. Think about five colors, think about what those colors resemble our remind you of. Think about five things you love the most of yourself, of five things that relax you, or five relaxing sounds. You just need to learn how you can contain and/or control it.
December 30th, 2015 1:18am
Anxiety is adaptive to human beings to keep us safe, so naturally it is important for us to still have some anxiety, or we would be eating poison berries and poking bears! The challenge is when anxiety is overwhelming and causes significant distress and impairment in daily activities. In my experience, we can learn what their anxiety has to offer us in terms of giving us alertness to keep ourselves safe and aware of what is important to us. When anxiety is listened to, we can integrate its wisdom into our lives and see what part of it is not needed. With this, we can then work to identify the harmful parts of it and develop skills in working with overwhelming anxiety. We can ask what is triggering this anxiety and offering ourselves gentleness and compassion, it is normal to feel anxiety in those circumstances with one's life experience, and soothe ourselves. We can also ask ourselves what really needs to get done when anxiety is signaling to us that something isn't comfortable. So in short answer, a good amount of anxiety is adaptive and helps us live, but in overwhelming distressing anxiety--it is important to work with ourselves with gentleness, compassion, and to get support with it from building new coping skills and to speak with others.
July 21st, 2015 6:31pm
It can depend. Anxiety can come up when you are stressed or it can be long term. For myself, It is long term but you can cope with anxiety, meditation and breathing exercises help a lot but for some people it might be different. People cope with anxiety in different ways, you have to find what helps you the most :) Anxiety can come and go but you can cope with it :)
June 21st, 2016 6:35am
Anxiety never entirely goes away because it's a thing you learn to get along with. But you can work with anxiety and learn how to cope with it rather than letting it take over your life.
December 10th, 2014 7:20pm
Does it Entirely go away? That's a hard one, because it's yes and no. For me any way, there are times when I feel zero anxiety-it's entirely gone! It has always come back though. So yes, it can go away entirely...will it come back? In my experience, probably.
June 18th, 2015 6:56am
No it doesn't but you can get help with controlling it, I tried to get rid of anxiety but for many people it's just a part of an average day and they have to live with it but trust me it does get better if you seek help