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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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December 4th, 2015 9:24pm
In my experience, it doesn't entirely go away. It can get much better over time, and you will learn how to deal with it, but it never completely leaves you.
December 5th, 2015 8:14pm
No It won't, you will ever have it but you will learn to leave with. You will be able to walk in the streets, talk with people, etc without having any fear
December 6th, 2015 6:08am
I don't think it does. But I think it gets better as you age. I think the thing for me is that my anxiety goes away when I work with other people and talk about it. The hard part can sometimes be finding people who will listen or care. However, that's what sites like this are for. I usually find that as I listen to other people, it helps with my anxienty as well - simply because I feel a connection. So to conclude, anxiety won't entirely go away, but that doesn't stop me from looking forwards with life.
December 11th, 2015 12:54pm
it will go away with hard work and strength, you will also learn how to control it more as its going away so maybe one day it mgiht
December 11th, 2015 9:34pm
Well honestly it is very much possible for it to. But getting over it is very hard and if you're ok with it you could😹"Let it Go"
December 12th, 2015 2:06pm
If we can identify the cause of our anxiety and work to try to change the circumstances that make us anxious, we can definitely become free of that anxiety.
December 13th, 2015 12:56am
It is possible. But until it goes away, don't be ashamed of accepting it as a part of your personality.
December 13th, 2015 2:01pm
Anxiety is something we all go threw at some point in our lifes but it also depends on the person how they deal with it and how it can be controlled anxiety can go way but it just depends
December 13th, 2015 2:16pm
Anxiety does not entirely go away. I know someone who was diagnosed when she was younger and she still is on medication for it 10 years later.
December 13th, 2015 4:17pm
Possibly, you learn to cope with it. It eventually gets pushed into the back of your mind where you only thing about things maybe once a month. It gets better, you just have to let it.
December 13th, 2015 4:58pm
Time will tell, but I do think it will get better over time as you learn to cope with it and learn your own unique ways of handling it. Over time we'll get to learn more about ourselves including our boundaries and the little things that can make all the difference. Surrounding yourself with helpful, loving and supportive friends and family can be very valuable too. These things together can definitely put anxiety at the back of your mind.
December 13th, 2015 8:23pm
Anxiety never truly goes away away, but the level of it can go SO low that you don't even notice it's there! But if something triggers it, rd there again. So try and surround yourself with things that won't bring that level up, or do things you love, your hobbies. (:
December 16th, 2015 9:21am
You can learn to control anxiety to the point it doesn't even feel like it's there! Learning proper coping mechanisms and internal relaxation exercises are a good start, and you can only go up from there.
December 16th, 2015 2:16pm
yes but sometimes it can come back.Personally,if you continue with therapy and/or medication, anxiety will slowly be reduced.It will definitely take time but recovery is possible.Do look out for relapses and seek help when needed! Stay strong !
December 16th, 2015 3:17pm
anxiety never lasts if we really have a good will .. never loose hope nd keep our daily program to get rid of it
December 16th, 2015 5:14pm
Anxiety is something that you can overcome with time. My anxiety developed after a traumatic incident, and with time, you can learn to face the problems causing it.
December 16th, 2015 6:37pm
i dont believe that anxiety will ever entirely go away but it will be a day by day process. some days will be better than others.
December 17th, 2015 4:16pm
As a psychology student, I can affirm that anxiety cannot entirely go away, moreover, it should NOT entirely go away. Anxiety is required as an essential tool for survival, because it arouses us and makes aware of surroundings, thus preparing us for possible danger. So normal levels of anxiety is a good thing, but too much or too less of it is dangerous. Try yoga, meditation and counselling for curbing excess anxiety.
December 17th, 2015 11:11pm
Anxiety for many lasts a lifetime but for others it is tied to a specific event for which it then can be treated and manageably kept at bay.
December 18th, 2015 10:59am
Not in the slightest bit. It can be tamed, but it is a monster. The best you can do is accept that in some aspects it is healthy, and motivational.
December 18th, 2015 9:33pm
Anxiety is tricky to solve, because you have to face your fears. Sadly, it never goes away entirely but with the will to get better you can get your anxiety levels to minimum. sure it will come back once in a while but then you just take a deep breath and remember there is nothing to worry about you know it's just an overreaction
December 18th, 2015 11:00pm
i can only speak for myself. it can fade away but sometimes when your at your weakest it comes back. you just have to remember that you beat it once so you can beat it as many times as you need to
December 19th, 2015 4:41am
I think of anxiety as an ocean. You can be completely underwater, or just ankle-deep. However, different circumstances allow you to be able to fight the tide or just go along with it. You have good days and bad days- just like anything else.
December 19th, 2015 7:57am
Not always, But there are ways to manage the anxiety so that you put Up a defence against It. As you learn to manage your anxiety the way you react to it gets much better each time.
December 19th, 2015 9:08am
Considering anxiety is needed to some extent for our survival not will never go away completely. That being said with proper treatment it can be greatly reduced so as to not cause issues in your daily life.
December 19th, 2015 4:02pm
No, we can't keep anxiety entirely away because it's something natural that we have to deal with in our everyday lives.
December 19th, 2015 5:34pm
Anxiety can get less unbearable. But it never entirely goes away. Why should it? It is a reaction to something or indicator of something. Take a closer look at what it points to. You might actually learn from it. And just feel it. Feeling anxiety won't destroy you! It might feel unpleasant or even painful but if you allow it to be present and just feel it, slowly it will lose its edge and becomes softer. If you don't run from it, you will gain control over it.
December 20th, 2015 1:47am
It's hard to ever completely get rid of it. However, there are ways to cope with it, and over time the anxiety lessens.
December 20th, 2015 2:37pm
Stress itself never goes away, but its cousin anxiety *can* be managed and return to healthy level of stress. So in that sense, it is possible to make anxiety disappear.
December 23rd, 2015 6:35pm
Anxiety is a normal part of being human. Anxiety can be helpful until it becomes out of control. When anxiety disorders develop, that is when help should be sought so that you can find a way to manage that anxiety, so that it is less traumatizing and disruptive of your life.