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Does anxiety ever entirely go away?

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November 2nd, 2015 3:57pm
A troublesome thing about being human is that a small level of anxiety is normal. It's hard-wired into us. It has to do with evolution. In primitive times, a person who didn't worry would sit by the lake and risk being eaten by a saber-tooth tiger. A person who worried would stay home in the cave and be safe, also would live longer and reproduce more. So evolution selects those who worry. Unfortunately, this tendency for anxiety to perpetuate our species does not serve us well in modern times. We must accept that some amount of anxiety will always be with us. It CAN be managed with various strategies. When the anxiety becomes so intense it interferes with our well-being, or makes us ill, professional help should be sought. Over-the-top anxiety is very treatable.
November 4th, 2015 5:38pm
No they wont .. .. This is in human nature ..anxiety is a sort of emotion that people are born with.. The difference lie im their control over it
November 5th, 2015 4:34pm
In my understanding, or in my life experience anxiety is always there, it comes in at the most random moments. Just because anxiety is always there doesn't mean you can't enjoy the time when your not having an anxiety or panic attack.
November 6th, 2015 3:52am
I think how stress and anxiety affect each person is entirely subjective. Some people have stress because of situations they are in, some people have it as a result of something that has happened to them, and some people have anxiety and/or panic disorders (sometimes these things all go hand in hand). And so depending on the person, on the situation, stress can go away, stress can be dealt with, a person can heal. But sometimes anxiety is an unfortunate lifelong issue that some people will have to struggle with, and will need to learn mechanisms which will help them to cope--and the goal is that these mechanisms will be healthy ones, because unfortunately an aspect of anxiety and panic is that we often find poor coping mechanisms for our stress.
November 6th, 2015 5:06pm
Anxiety has not gone away for me, and I don't think it ever completely goes away. It does, however, get more manageable with therapy, coping mechanisms, and medication.
November 6th, 2015 8:37pm
Yes but when you are anxious you can't allow yourself to think that everything will fall apart, positive thinking brings positive energy around you and it really makes life better
November 8th, 2015 5:25am
not sure lol. i hate it.. it really does suck. all i can say right now is count to 10, drink water, take a walk, and then... you should start to calm down!
November 8th, 2015 10:37pm
No. Anxiety is a reaction from your body to protect ourselves from outside enemies. It's a good thing, unless if it affects your daily life.
November 12th, 2015 1:02am
Its a natural function of your body, I compare too much anxiety with too much sugar like in diabetes. All things if we work on them can be brought under reasonable control.
November 13th, 2015 1:23am
No, but if you learn to deal with it through exercise, medication, and therapy, the effects of anxiety are greatly minimized.
November 13th, 2015 2:08pm
It does. But only when you want it to. That will happen only when you end up being the ruler of your feelings.
November 15th, 2015 6:34am
I believe that anxiety is a natural emotion that has different levels of severity. Over time your anxiety may greatly diminish or vanish altogether. Try speaking with your family doctor or other licensed health care professional on managing and lessening your anxiety.
November 15th, 2015 6:55pm
Honestly, it might not ever go away. But there are ways for it to be relieved. I have lived with anxiety for about 5 years, and there are good days and there are bad days. But, when you go into the day with a good mindset and know how to control it, you talk to others; friends counselors, loved ones, it can become lesser and not arise for days, or weeks even. Some anxiety is good for everyone, it helps stay on task and get studies or work done, but when it begins to consume your life you need to begin trying what you can to keep it in check. Again, it will never fully be gone but it is definitely manageable .
November 18th, 2015 6:39am
no, it realt doesn't. certain situations may trigger it. but once uou learn to handle it, it will only bother you when you let it. you can learn overtime to control your anxiety if you commit to it. :-)
November 19th, 2015 6:44am
In my experience with anxiety, it never truly goes away. However, Im still young so that could change. Before you get discouraged, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. It may never "Go away" but you can learn the tools necessary to overcome it. Having those tools (Which can be different for everyone) make living with anxiety much easier. I have "calmness" triggers which I use when Im especially anxious. There is always hope!
November 20th, 2015 2:06am
That is a good question. For some people it is a temporary problem, others it can be a lifetime condition that they learn to live with
November 20th, 2015 12:38pm
I believe that anxiety doesn't entirely go away, but is something that can eventually be controlled with various techniques and can even be lowered, but there are always situations that will make us anxious, but over time you will be able to subside the anxious feeling with strategies that you find help you.
November 21st, 2015 6:15am
It does go with time!! but a tiny morsel of it stays... reminding you of how it made you what you are today!!but everything is and can be controlled by self!
November 21st, 2015 4:15pm
Anxiety is, within normal ranges, a human reaction to danger. So it doesn't have to and shouldn't entirely go away. If you are experiencing severe, crippling anxiety, you can learn manage it and bring it down to normal levels. Speaking as someone diagnosed with OCD and generalized anxiety disorder, I found that it is hard work. But the process is full of wonders and actually empowers you. I used to think of my OCD&anxiety disorder as a curse, but now I like to think of it as really hard exam that I have to pass. I learn, I grow and I shall be pass... as long as Gandalf isn't in the way :)
November 22nd, 2015 12:00pm
Anxiety is something that takes time to take care of. In time, you will learn how to deal with it efficiently.
November 24th, 2015 12:16am
I don't believe that anxiety is something that you can completely rid of. Anxiety is definitely the cousin of fear and one of the hardest obstacles to push past. I believe the best way to handle anxiety is to have coping mechanisms to help you relax, than be able to talk yourself through the situation and realize that the only thing that is holding you back is your mind. Once you can get past that I believe anxiety can be dealt with through any situation.
November 26th, 2015 11:29pm
I believe anxiety can be managed, in my personal experience it can get better and then potentially come back at any time.
November 27th, 2015 5:09am
November 27th, 2015 9:50pm
I think that some people are lucky enough to get over their anxious times and learn how to control it. but others it stays with for life...
November 28th, 2015 5:11am
Yes, It does. Take time and focus on your thoughts. Find right emotions from with in..It may sound hard, but if you practice, it can be done.
November 29th, 2015 2:04am
I believe it never truly goes away. You will always have the anxiety of gtting anxiety again, therefore giving you anxiety. Im sorry if that was confusing XD
November 29th, 2015 11:28am
Yes, ask for help of a therapist or something, but you have to decide to help yourself first by believing in yourself and you can do it :)
November 29th, 2015 11:37am
Anxiety isn't something that will go away overnight, it will take time but it is important to remember that even if it seems like it is taking a life time you can get past it
December 4th, 2015 12:41am
No not in my view. it may get easier but it never goes away
December 4th, 2015 7:58pm
I think that anxiety fades, but never fully disappears. Like any other activities, over time with practice and the right help you slowly begin to improve how you deal with it. You become skilful in the art of putting that thought to the back of your mind and moving on with what you're meant to be doing.