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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 23rd, 2015 7:23pm
Based on what I've gone through, periods of anxiety will always pass. Anxiety itself can be limited to a specific time period based on specific circumstances, or it can be chronic, in which case it wouldn't go away. My anxiety appears to be chronic, and it comes and goes, but I take solace in the fact that anxiety spells always go away.
December 23rd, 2015 8:02pm
I don't think it really entirely go away, you learn coping skills to make it more manageable, and you can always reach for support from more experienced people.
December 23rd, 2015 9:28pm
Anxiety is just a thought of Needless worries! We do think each and every day. And we can't control our thoughts, just like the CARS on roads. But yes, we Choose which thoughts to rely on! It's simple. Every one has some sort of doubtful thoughts. But when we focus on Good thoughts only and never Complete the Cycle of negative thoughts -- just like I won't.. instead Yes I will succeed in exams, this makes our confidence to get boost!
December 24th, 2015 12:51am
Being anxious is a feeling that might appear sometimes, but it is always manageable, so you shouldn't feel afraid.
December 24th, 2015 5:10pm
I think that anxiety levels can go down if you really try but i don't think anxiety goes away completely. Anxiety can be good if you have the healthy amount of it. The right amount can help keep you safe if you channel it right.
December 24th, 2015 6:52pm
It does. Anxiety does go away, maybe not entirely sometimes but it surely gets better, with time and practice.
December 25th, 2015 4:42am
For me, anxiety never goes away but it can lessen to the point where it may seem as it doesn't exist. There are ways for an individual to feel less anxious but those differ from person to person.
December 25th, 2015 9:22am
It really depends whether its clinical or something that we have made up! In case its something of our own making then atleast it can be kept under check! The best way to fight anxiety is firstly, to think positive and second find ways to minimise its side effects! For me it was like increased heart beat unstable mind...I tried meditation and jogging! It worked for yourself my friend !! :)
December 25th, 2015 4:14pm
I've had slight anxiety my whole life and I don't think it goes away. But it doesn't have to go away. It's a part of you and who you are. Learn to live with it and not try to get rid of it.
December 25th, 2015 5:57pm
Nope. It doesn't. Being human, you're not always happier, not always sad. Like any other emotion, it occurs to us and go away, and comes again, and cycle goes the same. It's only a matter of how we deal with it, :)
December 26th, 2015 12:44am
I don't think it really "goes away" But with the right help it can fade away to almost nothing.. But I don't think it can fade completely..
December 26th, 2015 11:40am
Yes it does through patience and bravely surviving it, so if you are patient and brave you can actually get through it
December 26th, 2015 1:55pm
Anxiety is nice alarm in our bodies to give us a sign of something we have to act against or won't disappear but its totally manageable..there s a lot of coaches who can teach how to do anxiety management..
December 27th, 2015 7:07am
when you get to lose your inhibitions and fear it might go away for good, once you feel like you really are being yourself and having no regrets and guilt.
December 27th, 2015 8:27am
I have learned to deal with my anxiety to the point where it is almost none existant. I have worked hard On myself. When anxiety rears its ugly head, I have the taught myself the skills to be able to combat it. If I can do it, anyone can.
December 27th, 2015 10:02pm
Yes, an anxiety attack eventually goes away and lasts for a few minutes and we eventually calm down
December 27th, 2015 11:57pm
no, it will always find a way to creep back in but you just gotta push it back out again and again
December 30th, 2015 3:10am
Mine has not i try to cope with my anxiety to the best of my ability. Even if its just sitting in silence for a few minute
December 30th, 2015 3:51pm
You can overcome the constant feeling of anxiety! Yes you can :) Those of us who are prone to anxiety have a variety of triggers that cause us to feel anxious. Those triggers may never go away but that's alright its part of who you are so accepting and integrating those triggers into your healing process is a great start. Knowing we don't have to anticipate anxiety is a wonderful thing that is why I used Mindfulness techniques to help me live in the present, accept my emotions as valid, and take one moment at a time. I choose a healthy diet and meet regularly with my health professionals so that I can stay ahead of my anxiety issues. I found photography helps when I feel my anxiety starting to grow inside me. A hobby is a great way to lessen those feelings. It takes work but mindfulness techniques are one way to tackle that anxiety. You don't need luck. You are awesome! Thanks for reaching out for help!
December 30th, 2015 6:36pm
I don't think that anxiety ever truly goes away but I do think as you get older you find ways to overcome it and learn to live with it, but thats just me I don't know if it ever does just go away
December 30th, 2015 10:20pm
I certainly hope so! I wish that for everyone who suffers from it. I think it is possible but it takes a lot of work and time and different things will work for different people. I think it is important to learn how to manage your anxiety, understand it, know it and in some way embrace it. I am not completely rid of my anxiety but I think that now that I have done the research and self-reflection and therapy, I understand it a lot better and is therefore reduced.
December 30th, 2015 10:59pm
Yes anxiety does eventually go away you have to keep working on it. Try listening to music or you could try yoga.
December 30th, 2015 11:24pm
Not really, it will always be there, but you have the choice to acknowledge it or not. It can feel that way, which is good, but it will not entirely go least not in my experience.
December 31st, 2015 1:37am
Anxiety itself can be triggered by so many different events. What you'll find is as time goes on, the events that trigger your anxiety might change.
December 31st, 2015 8:43am
Yes you can learn to be just concerned instead of afraid and you can have a happy life without any fears.
December 31st, 2015 9:15am
No. Anxiety will never leave you as a person. I don't think anxiety can be cured. Because it's not a disease, or a virus. But I think it can be dealt with through love, compassion, and understanding.
December 31st, 2015 7:47pm
Truly it never does, you eventually just get so busy you just don't care anymore. Anxiety sucks, just do things with your life that you are confident with. It will distract you.
December 31st, 2015 9:18pm
Anxiety will definitely go. Anxiety is created based on your thoughts. If you focus to do good and to see the positive outcome, it will help you to eliminate anxious feelings.
December 31st, 2015 11:16pm
I would say no. Anxiety is supposed to help us get things done and to protect ourselves, it's just that sometimes anxiety comes at unhealthy levels.
January 1st, 2016 8:27am
You can grow out of it. You can change as a person. But it honestly depends on the circumstances.