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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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January 29th, 2016 4:37pm
We need to consciously work on having a positive attitude to work against anxiety. Execute calming exercises, like deep breaths.
January 30th, 2016 3:56am
No, not in my experience anyway. it can be lessened but it is never completely gone. whether diagnosed with an anxiety disorder or not, everyone feels anxiety at some point in there life
February 3rd, 2016 12:11am
I don't think anxiety ever truly goes away. I think we become a bit more tolerable to it and learn how to cope in different ways so it won't feel so overwhelming.
February 3rd, 2016 3:12am
It is possible for your symptoms to disappear, though it may take considerable time and effort on your part. A healthcare professional can help you manage what you're going through, and support you in your journey to better health.
February 3rd, 2016 11:48pm
no. it does not. but you can deal with it in many ways. write in a diary, see a therapist, do activities you enjoy.
February 5th, 2016 2:51am
Anxiety can be pretty tricky, since it's something "healthy people" experience as well. You can only really learn how to cope with it better.
February 11th, 2016 3:14am
I believe that anxiety is always there, but when you learn to manage it, it seems to go away and you could feel the weight lift off you.
February 11th, 2016 10:12pm
It depends on how long you were exposed to. But if you find the root of the problem, you can really deal with it and probably erase it !
October 31st, 2016 4:43pm
I think it can't go away entirely. It will be always a part of myself. Maybe you can learn how to live with it and accept it fully, but I think it's a part of you. Even if it's just in your past. But when you deal with it, then you can learn how to live with your anxiety and maybe it gets easier! Just don't give up.
December 12th, 2016 9:58pm
I personally feel that it never entirely goes away, it can get to the point where it's not noticeable and it's definitely alot more bearable and you're able to overcome it, but it will still always be there, waiting for you, but as long as you stay strong with an active support group, you'll definitely be able to overcome it!
March 21st, 2017 8:53pm
I think not. You just learn how to live with it and control it not to effect on your everyday life so much. Anxiety is always there, but you can live normally if managed to control it.
May 15th, 2017 2:53pm
For better or for worse, nothing is permanent. Anxiety and other negative feelings, bodily sensations, as well as good feelings too - these all change and are not permanent. Learning to be aware of the changing nature of our feelings and thoughts can help to be more detached from the negative sensations and to enjoy the positive sensations when they are there. :)
December 18th, 2017 7:01pm
In my experience, not entirely, but it becomes much easier to manage as you learn new ways to cope with triggers.
February 13th, 2018 7:56am
I suppose it never entirely goes away, meaning that there will always be an undertone. But it's ok, everyone has anxiety, some people just handle it better. You can too it just takes some training.
April 30th, 2018 10:32am
No, unfortunately not. You will have no control over this feeling that keeps rising within you, but you can stop it from ruining your life! You can take action by going to the doctors or trying something that gives you satisfaction, trying something scary every day can be something worth trying too when you're suffering from anxiety. Nevertheless, your not alone in this though, so don't feel like you're the only person suffering from anxiety. I wish you the best of luck xx
May 1st, 2018 7:29pm
I think that you will always get anxious or nervous about certain things, but I think you can definitely learn how to overcome it and not let it overcome you. I think that it can get lighter, but it will always somewhat be there.
May 21st, 2018 5:40am
No, anxiety will never entirely go away. As humans we all have anxiety and that’s normal, but! Although you cannot get rid of it entirely you can find ways to reduce it by ingaing in activities like meditation, music, art, or something that puts your mind at ease (that is healthy and doesn’t require a bottle of alcohol, a packet of smokes, a razor or any of those other unhealthy “coping methods”)
July 16th, 2018 2:51am
I dont think it does ever fully go away My first episode was horrendous, i thought u was going crazy....honestly i thought that was it for me. But with medication it took a while but got better.Do still have episodes here and there but not as bad as the first one. Im so scared ill never be able to get by without truly sux!
July 31st, 2018 11:29pm
Not completely, but there are definitely ways of managing it. It will get easier and easier as you learn to live with it❤
July 23rd, 2019 10:48pm
I find that my anxiety never fully goes away but sometimes lay dormant. A person, a smell, place, or even an object is all it takes for these feelings of anxiousness to resurface. They key is to redirect that anxiousness by telling yourself your okay and only living in that moment and it will pass with positive reaction and moving forward. Everything is easier said then done so keep trying and when you succeed congratulate yourself. Sometimes that anxiety is coming from deep within and recognizing this is actually a good positive step. Look at your situation and try to pin point what triggered this feeling and how can you avoid or work through it in a manner that’s comfortable for you.
June 29th, 2020 10:09pm
Anxiety is a normal part of life. There's good anxiety that creates mental arousal to make us sharp and thing more clearly. It gets tougher when talking about anxiety that disrupts our daily life. The "bad" anxiety can be managed but the "good" anxiety never goes away as it is a biological need. If you're dealing with anxiety that disrupts your life, relationships, school/work, thats when seeking professional help is advised. Things like medication and talk therapy can be used to manage the symptoms of this disruptive or maladaptive anxiety. However, to reiterate, a small amount of anxiety that does not cause more than mild discomfort is normal.