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Does anxiety ever entirely go away?

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January 1st, 2016 9:44pm
I don't think it ever fully disappears but I think you can learn to control it a lot better and begin to get to know yourself more
January 2nd, 2016 2:03am
Yes, it can. For some people anxiety is not something they have to consider, it is an occasional malady. For others it is a constant companion and still others fall somewhere in the middle. Basically, it depends on you, your brain chemistry, and how you are coping with the anxiety. For myself, it has become a pretty permanent experience, but I do get moments of reprieve and with medication I have been able to find even more relief from the constant battering of anxious thoughts. Have you done any guided meditations specifically oriented towards anxiety? YouTube has a ton. There is also an anxiety module located under "My Path" self-help guides, there are some breathing exercises towards the end of the module that can be helpful. I hope you find some relief! Take care of you.
January 2nd, 2016 10:57am
I think anxiety management is difficult and your anxiety levels depend on how well you manage your symptoms. Anxiety management is about learning and avoiding your triggers, managing your anxiety when it happens, and avoiding panic attacks. It is a difficult thing to do but can be done with patience and practice!
January 2nd, 2016 12:14pm
Depends how much you will it too and how strong of a mind you have as a person, also how much trauma you have experienced in your life time.
January 2nd, 2016 3:18pm
Anxiety is attached to your like any of your limbs. It doesn't go away but there are many ways to help it become much less the centrefold of your life.
January 2nd, 2016 4:43pm
Everyone is different. Those who are or have experienced anxiety may feel like they're cured, however we learn to control more than being cured. It takes time and patience to learn how to control your anxiety, especially during times where things aren't going so well for us. When it comes to anxiety, we need to think about coping methods to get through with it. As long as you bring effort towards getting better, you will get through it and learn to control it, where it feels the anxiety isn't there no more, or it only occurs occasionally. I find meditation, listening to calm music and making green tea very helpful. Before, I would laugh at this.. But I find it really beneficial. Also, writing down about my day is good. I describe my day, how I felt, what I done. All in detail, to look back on for reference and to get it all out on paper.
January 2nd, 2016 5:21pm
Anxiety is normal to us human, it is our way to determine a scenario if we're in danger, even animals do have anxiety. The only thing here is some people experience anxiety at a different level, making the person massively think even though not in a certain scenario then fear will appear. But if you'll manage to be in an active lifestyle probably you'll be relieve and anxiety will just come up as normal as how people experience it.
January 2nd, 2016 6:35pm
Yes. It depends on how you cope up with things and how the people influence and affect you. For an instance, if you have a very good company or someone that experiencing anxiety same as you but handling it in a nice way possible you can get a lot of wisdom through him/her. Been there, done that. The urge to hurt yourself and the urge to see, hear, smell or touch makes me fidget everytime.
January 3rd, 2016 1:25am
Yes, the more you stay condident the more anxiety goes away. It can. Remeber that nothing is worth it.
January 3rd, 2016 2:56pm
No, it doesn't really. Anxiety is in all of us, however it's active in some much more than others, we all at one point will get anxiety back in my belief, since it never truly goes away.
January 3rd, 2016 3:17pm
For some yes, for others no. Anxiety is, put simply, worry and unease. If we deal with the worry and unease, we no longer suffer with anxiety. A lot of people are never "cured" of anxiety disorders, because they are just that. Anxiety is a natural thing. If we have a mental health disorder that causes our anxiety act unusually, perhaps the best thing we can do is to stop anxiety from affecting our lives, which is "just as good"
January 6th, 2016 12:35am
Of course not, that's why there is good anxiety! The jitters you get, and butterflies in your stomach; treat them not as a symbol of fear, but as a recognition of your strength. They are a reminder that you can overcome anything you truly set your mind to, as long as you are willing to try.
January 6th, 2016 2:24am
It depends on what kind of anxiety you have. An anxiety disorder never entirely goes away, but can be managed to a greater extent to allow what you could, for lack of a better term, call "normal" functionality. Some situations might always trigger the anxiety, but the more healthy coping mechanisms you have that work for you and that are available to you, the less of a roadblock it will become.
January 6th, 2016 8:03pm
I am not sure as I have not lived my whole life. I do think that anxiety moves in waves though. it is a battle.
January 7th, 2016 4:32am
Some of the anxiety will go away but it doesn't just go away. It is a process that you need to work on. There can be many things that trigger anxiety symptoms, so it is a work in progress. The symptoms can be managed or be worked on to be less.
January 7th, 2016 2:41pm
Well as far as I know anxiety doeant completely go away. And losing anxiety completely that is to zero level is not safe.. we wont work properly if thats the case. We always need an optimum level of anxiety to function properly.
January 7th, 2016 7:44pm
A little bit of anxiety is good, as it is what drives motivation and subsequent accomplishments. It can be crippling, however, if levels are too high. In short, it is not beneficial for it to entirely subside, but eventually with the right behaviors, will reduce to a healthy level.
January 7th, 2016 9:38pm
I believe it can, but unfortunately not for everyone. Just like how each and everyone of us is unique and different; anxiety is different for everyone too. Some people can overcome it, some sooner than others, and some people can never get rid of it. However, that doesn't mean that they can't live the way they want to. Each of us is given a choice and that includes having the courage to just push anxiety aside and take a step forward.
January 8th, 2016 2:53pm
For myself no. There is always some sort of anxiety there for me. The severity of it depends on what I'm doing and how I'm feeling.
January 9th, 2016 9:54pm
It totally can. The first step to making it entirely go away is believing that it will eventually go away.
January 10th, 2016 12:24am
I consider that anxiety does not go away entirely. It can only be diminished with a certain brunch of techniques
January 10th, 2016 8:05pm
nope, but you just get good at coping with it, in a positive and healthy way, so it's not hurting you.
January 13th, 2016 12:06am
I don't believe anxiety will ever entirely go away, however that doesn't mean it will bother a person for their entire life. Anxiety doesn't mean you will spend the rest of your life suffering under a weight, it means you will spend your life learning how to be gentle. I do not personally believe anxiety needs to rule your life, nor should It make it worse. Naturally- it is obvious that it can be a burden, but each and every person learns throughout their life how to take care of themselves in such a way that it doesn't become their life. So, in conclusion- no, anxiety does not dissipate entirely, but with some support and by taking care of yourself, you can live your life with it,
January 13th, 2016 12:25pm
You can't be 0 anxious always. A little of bit anxiety is always necessary for a normal life!Be anxious about something xD(in a good way)
January 14th, 2016 10:22pm
No, anxiety never truly goes away. It will always be there and the closest thing to curing it is learning to lead a normal life and not let it get the best of you. It will fade over time though.
January 17th, 2016 7:27am
No, and you wouldn't want it to! Anxiety is a completely normal bodily activation of the fight or flight system. It's what tells the deer to run when the wolf comes, and it's what tells us to stay away from things that will hurt us. But it is possible to work through that anxiety that's happening when it doesn't need to be...the "false alarms" so to speak that tell us that social situations, test, etc. should be feared; the anxiety that for some of us, makes day to day living unbearable.
January 18th, 2016 4:00am
Anxiety and stress are a normal part of life. It does have some uses, since it can prevent us from making risky decisions or motivate us to do something that is good for us. In this case, anxiety would not ever go away. For people with anxiety disorders, however, the exaggerated symptoms of anxiety can be pretty hard to manage. I know I deal with it. The more extreme anxiety comes and goes, and I don't know if my mind will ever not be vulnerable to overreacting to stress. However, the good news is that is it is manageable, once you find out once works for you. And you can go for a long while without having anxiety attacks. I've learned that preventative measures, like knowing when I'll be in a stressful situation soon (e.g. moving to a new apartment soon) and making sure I have people to rely on and making sure that I have what I need to minimize my own stress (e.g. enough sleep, enough meals, some time alone with music) is already set in place at least a week in advance. Having the freedom to ensure this type of "minimizing the harm from stress" environment may take some time though, especially if your living situation is difficult. I had to leave home and become more independent from my parents to truly learn how to manage my own anxiety.
January 22nd, 2016 6:58pm
Anxiety may never entirely go away but it can definitely get better. Surround yourself with things or people that make you happy to help take your mind of other things.
January 27th, 2016 2:18pm
No not entirely. And to be quite frank it shouldn't... Anxiety can used as a good energy to get things done. We get anxious sometimes when important things occur in our lives
January 27th, 2016 10:53pm
Anxiety will sadly always be one of those things that lurks in the back of your mind. There are things however, such as doing the things you love, to make you forget about it ♥