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Will my anxiety ever go away?

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Last Updated: 12/01/2020 at 4:36am
Will my anxiety ever go away?
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Top Rated Answers
Tito
February 5th, 2016 5:22pm
An answer to that question is impossible most of times. People with anxiety issues often get desperate for it to just suddenly end, and the fact that such thing is unmanageable, often gets them even more anxious. Anxiety is something that must be dealt on a daily, one-step-at-the-time basis. The acumulation of small victories against your own anxiety will be your progress in a difficult fight.
blackJoy79
July 4th, 2017 8:26am
It may never go away completely but it will get easier and you will learn to cope with it and move on living your life as normal
LOV1NGCH1CK
July 30th, 2015 8:10pm
Anxiety never goes away. But u can take pills to make it not happen so much. Its something u just cant help completely
Gentlereminder
December 7th, 2015 5:23pm
Yes, when we let go of self ego and become aware of ourselves and act for now rather than setting expectations that distracts us from living.
veronicahaunani
December 13th, 2015 3:27am
I think when we require its absence less, it is more likely to leave us. If we make peace or accept the anxiety or try to find ways to use it like focus, motivation, building compassion and patience with ourselves, it's power will lessen. And, we will one day be free.
SnowQueen62
December 16th, 2015 6:55am
My anxiety will never go away sadly. This is an illness I will always love with and learn to tolerate. If I don't seek help through therapy, I can't function. Medications have surely calmed down the severity of it.
heatherishere64
December 16th, 2015 10:33pm
It depends but I had anxiety as a little kid and I still have it today and ever single day. It may not go away but there are ways to cope with it and there are ways to make it better :)
Anonymous
December 17th, 2015 10:41pm
Anxiety is a difficult situation I've dealt with it for years and for me it has never gone away you have your good days and you have your bad days, but as you deal with it day by day you learn how to cope with it
miamaiamaya
December 18th, 2015 11:39am
Anxiety may or may not "go away". You should focus on becoming just a little bit happier and just feeling less anxiety each day, rather than completely eliminating it. Each small step counts :)
McIntosh92
December 18th, 2015 1:38pm
It's not really about whether it will go away or not. It is about finding ways to cope-productive outlets to direct your nervous energy and practicing ways to alleviate those moments such as deep breathing.
ImperfectlyPerfectTeen
December 23rd, 2015 9:56am
Probably not completely, but it can get better. It depends on what kind of medication you take and what kind of people you surround yourself with.
iouty
December 23rd, 2015 2:59pm
Your anxiety may be lessened through CBT therapy, and treatment plan. It can be supported with group therapy, or exposure therapy depending on the root cause of the anxiety.
SilentSerenityy
December 24th, 2015 9:26pm
It can go away with medication but it doesn't always totally eradicate it. It's possible to get rid of it but very difficult. Anxiety is often caused by a slight defect in the brain which can't be corrected so anxiety is often a lifetime condition, unfortunately.
kthepoet13
December 25th, 2015 5:32am
Yes and no. The thing is, anxiety doesn't necessarily go away. It just kind of gets easier to cope with. You learn how to live with it and push through anxiety attacks. Honestly, when it comes to getting rid of anxiety, I suggest seeing a doctor. Still, it'll get easier with time.
originalLion57
December 25th, 2015 5:50pm
I believe it will if you have the means and the will to overcome it. Depending on how big your anxiety is and what kind of anxiety it is, it's good to speak to a professional who can help you as much as possible and have a support system too. And then you also have to want to go through the really tough stuff... anxiety can make you want to run away and hide forever, so it takes facing the fears head on if you want it to ever go away.
StormyAngles18
December 25th, 2015 8:41pm
It may go away but then again it may not. It all depends on the person some people end up having a disorder and some actually do go away but its important to check with your doctor if it happens a lot.
vampirevveekend
December 26th, 2015 6:14am
Anxiety never really goes away, but you do learn tips and tricks to help subside your anxiety. You learn how to deal with it and to not dwell too much on the negative.
Anonymous
December 26th, 2015 6:18am
When we recognise our anxiety and are able to talk about it from a support person, and follow their instructions we can feel released of anxiety. Some of these tools will work when we are alone and in a safe environment.
windysmile
December 26th, 2015 3:19pm
Is very difficult to answer that. Anxiety is something every person lives in different ways and intensity, and is a cognitive process. For the the same reasons there's not possible to guarantee anxiety will disappear forever, because it depends of every person, and anxiety always will appear for protect us. When anxiety is in a pathological way you, fortunately you can work to make this decrease and stop hurt you and transform it in a sensation that protect you making you more alert and helping to you to achieve your goals! So, there's a lot of therapies for make this kind of anxiety go away, if you try hard you can progress! but probably it will not be a very easy way, you'll have good and bad moments, but if you work you'll can do it...maybe it could be very difficult sometimes, but isn't impossible.
Anonymous
December 26th, 2015 7:08pm
Sorry I am going through the same so I can't give any positive answers for this. I am still stuck with the same questions, will i ever get help? Am i going to die with these ugly thoughts?
lovelyPeace46
December 26th, 2015 10:09pm
Anxiety can best be handled by consulting a professional in mental health, and receiving medicine, and taking as directed.
goldfinch25
December 27th, 2015 4:30am
It's hard to say. Anxiety isn't something that you can just take medication for and it'll just permanently disappear. Some will have it for years and then it'll just fade; or it can stay with you permanently. Anxiety is like that monster in the closet- you have to either face it head on or get some friends to help support you in chasing it away.
FromBrazil
December 27th, 2015 5:49am
Taht depends... if you have an anxiety disorder it won't go away without proper medication. Ask for medical counseling to discover if you're experiencing a transitory anxiety or if it's a disorder.
Anonymous
December 30th, 2015 6:28pm
Some people will live with anxiety all their life, but I do believe that there are ways you can learn to control it. Try some breathing exercises and try finding some ways to keep yourself calm.
Anonymous
December 30th, 2015 7:32pm
Yes, it will if you want it to enough and you take steps to help yourself. Don't stress about getting better before a deadline; that will only make you feel under pressure all the time and you will feel a lot worse if you do not hit that deadline. Instead, take it slow. Talk to someone about it, a trusted friend or family member, if nobody knows about it. This means you can have personal support and reassurance. You should also see a doctor or councillor who can hel you with talking therapy, behavioural therapy or maybe tablets. You can be treated and be aniety free in no time! Don't worry, your anxiety will go away, just believe it will and you will be okay.
Anonymous
December 31st, 2015 9:51am
growing up, I don't think that anxiety ever goes away, but you can control it. try to avoid stressful situations, practice speaking in front of others. just doing simple relaxing exercises can help when you're feeling anxious about things
Anonymous
December 31st, 2015 11:38pm
Anxiety never goes completely away, but it is good to try and get your anxiety to healthy levels.
ashlyntheordinary
January 1st, 2016 12:35pm
Yes it will...
Anonymous
January 2nd, 2016 5:39am
Yes, but you've got to work at it. For instance, try identifying what you think might be causing your anxiety, as well as the unhelpful thoughts that are contributing to your anxiety. Every time your brain shoves a negative thought at you, actively come up with an argument against it -- for example, if you can't stop worrying about how you're going to fail a test, remind yourself of how well you did on previous tests, how much you've studied, etc. Exercising can also be enormously helpful for combatting anxiety, even if it's just 30 minutes a day.
LiveLaughLearnLoveSoSelfishly
January 2nd, 2016 12:15pm
Yes I am hopeful that it will, however I have so much ingrained fears and unnessesary worrys built up by my alienation from people and distrust of most of my friends which is not without due cause.