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Will my anxiety ever go away?

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Last Updated: 01/18/2022 at 11:15am
Will my anxiety ever go away?
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June 18th, 2015 2:03am
This is a question I get asked very often. The answer is definite yes. I have lost count of the number of people who have gone on to fully recover; all it takes is a little patience and a proper understanding. I was one of those people who went through anxiety attacks for so long that I thought I would just have to live with it. I had tried so many treatments and began to give up all hope. Luckily I persevered and decided to go away and find as much information as I could. For once I stopped throwing money at all these miracle cures and decided to educate myself as much as possible on the subject. I was tired of being pushed from one doctor to another. I no longer wanted another prescription to try and make my anxiety just go away, I just wanted proper answers. What I found was someone who was very knowledgeable on the subject and was able to not only help me, but also point me in the right direction with my own studies. I was then able to lead myself back to recovery the right way. The one thing I did learn was that the best knowledge comes from going through it and coming out the other side, the only people I have ever respected on the subject all went through it and came out the other side, there is no other better education.
December 11th, 2015 7:03pm
Shortness of breath or hyperventilation,Heart palpitations or a racing heart.,Chest pain or discomfort,Trembling or shaking.
July 12th, 2015 11:15pm
It is very possible that you can recovery from anxiety - now everyone should have some amount of anxiety, it is our survival instinct and ability to sense danger, however extreme anxiety should be dealt with. Research shows that a combination of 2 or 3 of the following - physical activity, therapy and medication - can greatly improve mental illness.
August 13th, 2015 6:05pm
Certain anxiety disorders may require medication for management, while other anxieties crop up during large life stresses or general worries. Even if you have a chronic anxiety disorder, you can find ways to manage and cope with the feelings that you have! Check out the 7 Cups anxiety guide for coping skills you can learn at home, and the forums for support groups for people with anxiety.
December 30th, 2014 12:53am
Yes. Nothing is forever. Nothing. Anxiety is not that difficult to conquer either, but it will be a challenge depending on the person and you have to make a conscious effort to conquer it, much like exercising to maintain good health. There is a wonderful guide here at 7 Cups for overcoming anxiety, as well as several resources online. It may feel like there is no hope and that you cannot overcome it at many times, that's what anxiety does to you. But you do have the power! Believe in that, always keep it in mind. I know that you can do this, because I could do this as well. You can check out @sensiblegrapefruit 's post here: Hope that encourages you as well! Good luck :D
July 17th, 2015 7:40am
Anxiety is hard, and sometimes it can stay for quite a long time. There is no sure way to tell if at some point your anxiety will be completely gone, but there are ways to manage it, so that you don't notice it as much, and you can move on with your life. A great resource is the 7 Cups anxiety guide. Here's the link:
April 25th, 2017 4:15am
I am speaking from personal experience, and yes mine went away. When you're going through hard times in life is when anxiety peaks. I took the right medications and found other ways to distract my attention and I have been fine ever since
December 30th, 2014 2:21am
It might not go away completely, but with help and treatment, you can learn to manage it, and to control it so that it effects your life as insignificantly as possible!
February 23rd, 2016 9:41pm
Probably not, but it may change in a way that won't bother you and won't disrupt your daily life. It gets better! Have hope. Also, 7 cups has an awesome self help guide about anxiety where you can learn techniques for managing it. Then, when you realize you are able to calm down, you don't have to be anxious about being anxious - see what I mean? Here's the link:
December 30th, 2014 10:00am
I don't think it will ever go away permanently, but it can definitely be treated and prevented from being a serious issue. A way to treat anxiety could be to practice breathing techniques.
January 9th, 2016 11:32am
Speaking as someone with generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder, it might not. Not completely, but I once battled such debilitating anxiety that I would sleep with the lights on and dread leaving bed. I would get physically ill over the constant irrational fears, my anxiety controlled my life. It no longer has such an impact. It doesn't control my life anymore, it's just a part of it, like bills and red lights, an in convince that I've learned to live with. Your anxiety may never completely go away, but it can be managed to a place where you feel nothing but pride for overcoming it.
December 30th, 2014 12:31pm
It can go away. You may be a little more sensitive than others about certain subjects, but from what I learned, you can learn to deal with that and it won't be a problem anymore! I struggled with anxiety for a long time and even though I still have some problems when something very stressful, I know how to make sure I don't get fazed by it. Every person is different but you'll eventually learn your personal way to deal with your anxiety (:
July 4th, 2015 6:16am
If you take the time to take actions necessary for you to receive calm and peace and realize that it is normal to feel this at times, you will likely learn to cope with anxiety, if not overcome it entirely.
December 30th, 2014 12:10pm
Your mind is dynamic, and your mental state is too. Even if the situation does not change that much, your dealing with the situation should change as you grow and learn from your experiences, thus reducing your anxiety.
April 3rd, 2015 4:43am
Short answer is Yes! Life is always moving and changing and even though at times it may not feel like it.
August 9th, 2015 4:01am
I think that anxiety can go away but it takes willpower to let it go away you wil sometime shave the need to want to hang on to it and you need to mediatae , and take meds and diet helps benefit too so keep that in mind.
August 5th, 2015 11:40pm
Take fresh air,exercise, eat healthy,and make an effort with will,believe me.your anxiety is an enemy that you need to conquer.
December 26th, 2015 10:43pm
Normally such a state of mind is not a mindset, so it will solely depend on how you deal with it, but usually life events transitions will eventually help you change your state of mind. I hope your life gets better ASAP
January 23rd, 2016 6:56pm
Okay this is the brutal truth. Anxiety doesn't really ever fully go away. Once you have anxiety about something, you're kind of stuck with it. Like when I was 5th grade I had a very bad anxiety about school. I'm still scared of school, but not as bad. It can get better if you get help, but you can't really get rid of it. Don't give up though! Anxiety can't kill you, and it's been proven that only people who over think things and are smart have anxiety. So you're really smart, and you can find a way through this!!!! I hope I helped you :)
July 11th, 2015 3:30am
It comes and goes. might go away for a year but come back so it honestly depends on the person and how oftn they do get anxiety
August 16th, 2015 1:01pm
It will, everything has an end, it will go away when you feel relaxed, comfortable with every thing around you
December 17th, 2015 4:00pm
Of course it will, things will go away eventually, no matter it's good or bad. Anxiety usually caused by the surroundings or environments we lived in before. Just always remember, be positive that things will change and get better eventually. Like I said before, things won't last forever. Of course you have to have a positive mind and strong spirit + determination to overcome it. The result will be better if there's supports from your families and friends. Just always remember this, it's not the peoples around you that don't accept you, it's you, yourself that don't accept your own self. All the best and may positive lights shine on you!
September 29th, 2015 7:27pm
I find myself asking this question on a daily basis and the answer is probably yes. It's good to remember that feelings of anxiety do pass and panic attacks do pass. We may always have issues with anxiety but that awful anxious feeling isn't permanent. :)
December 30th, 2014 7:44pm
It may. It depends greatly on what kind of anxiety you have, and how severe it is. Some anxiety goes away. Some anxiety goes away for a while, and then comes back and goes away and comes back and goes away...... depending on the stressors in your life. Some anxiety only fades some and is still pretty constant, but you can learn coping skills to manage and deal with your anxiety in a way that also allows you a fulfilling and productive life where you can feel anxious, but do things the anxious-things any ways. It takes time, but it really can get better. DBT, CBT, and counseling can help greatly. Challenging distorted thoughts, mindfulness, grounding techniques, self-soothing, and distractions are all useful ways to help start lessening your anxious thoughts and feelings.
August 9th, 2015 8:05am
Anxiety is a hard thing to get rid of. Of course, it doesn't go away on it's own. Sometimes, anxiety over certain things go away if you can do something that will help you overcome the anxiety. Medication and counseling is a good step in trying to overcome anxiety.
December 18th, 2015 7:46pm
Anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, and panic disorder.Anxiety never leave without treatments.. you need a psychotherapist to help.
January 14th, 2016 6:21am
Yes. Only if you believe in yourself that you can get through it! Try not to take tension about everything in life and try not to control everything. Let things happen and row with the flow :)
January 16th, 2016 8:13am
Anxiety like any other alteration in mood has no particular pattern for how long it may stay. One may deal with anxiety for a lifetime living with it's constant presence and require being on medications long term, while someone else may have a few panic attacks and it never recurs again. It's best to approach it knowing it's very controllable, and not have any further expectations. Mood disorders themselves are very moody. If one has accepted that, and they will be to, as they say, "hope for the best and prepare for the worst".
March 19th, 2018 12:46am
You're anxiety may not go away completely but there are ways for you to handle it when you are in one.
July 3rd, 2018 8:09pm
It will have its days. As someone who has suffered for years there will be bad days. Just stay focused on the good days primarily. Stay focused on the things that bring you joy and keep you going... and don’t be afraid to take personal moments for mental health.