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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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Sarah Archer, LMFT

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As a Licensed MFT I work with clients to more effectively address, process and learn skills to manage the problems that prevent them from living the life they want.

Top Rated Answers
January 16th, 2016 1:16am
It will, but don't expect it to happen overnight. Things like these take time and talking to someone (whether they are professional or not) can help you through the rough times that anxiety can have with it. Just don't give up.
January 16th, 2016 4:58am
Yes.. Have a strong will power and learn to deal with your anxiety.. Find out ways to lower it by diverting your mund.. And keeping yourself engaged
January 19th, 2016 12:03pm
yes sure anxiety can able to cure,we must need to mantain peace and calmness,it is always to belive with ourself
January 20th, 2016 2:08am
I've had anxiety way before I even knew what anxiety was. I've been put on several medications, which helped a little, but once I had to do an oral presentation, or requiring for me to do anything around people I wasn't familiar with. I don't think anxiety ever goes away. The littlest things make me anxious.
January 22nd, 2016 4:40pm
It will, if you learn to make friends, to be yourself. Slowly, the anxiety will go away as you become more confident and let yourself shine.
January 22nd, 2016 10:14pm
Yes, it will go away if you work on feeling better, it takes patience, perseverance and support that you can find it here at 7cups
February 3rd, 2016 2:48am
It depends. It's really all about changing your way of thinking and coping with things. There are lots of ways to deal with and fight anxiety.
February 4th, 2016 2:06pm
Yes... You just need to work on yourself, start practicing meditation or yoga, start some kind of sports activity, join a club. This are the steps for start changing the mindset.
February 7th, 2016 10:45pm
Yes. If work on controlling it continues instead of allowing it to control you. It will diminish a little bit at a time. It will not go away if you are not actively engaged in helping yourself to learn techniques to control it.
May 31st, 2016 10:15pm
Anxiety can go away it really is possible. You have to let go of your fear and have faith. It can help to do relaxation techniques and maybe talk to someone about your anxiety.
June 7th, 2016 9:09am
As someone who has been struggling with anxiety for years I can tell you that anxiety is different for everyone and different every day. There is no one way to combat anxiety but it should not stop you from living your life, you simply have to embrace it and allow it to make you a stronger individual.
June 14th, 2016 2:50am
I so wish I could say yes with 100% certainty. I'm not a licensed professional, but from what I know, I think it is difficult to completely get rid of anxiety, especially chronic anxiety, i.e. like an anxiety disorder. That said, there are certainly ways to manage anxiety, and I imagine probably to the point where it is virtually no longer an issue in your life, and when rough times do come up, you can have coping skills to better handle the issue and minimize anxiety. I guess the thing about anxiety is that to some extent, even though we are generally no longer in need of anxiety for survival - like from an evolutionary standpoint, we don't need that adrenaline to have us on high alert of predators - some anxiety can still be useful in certain situations (or so I'm told, to be honest). For example, performing onstage, public speaking, completing a project or goal by a deadline - these are all situations in which some amount of anxiety can be sort of an important 'fuel', if you will. That said, excessive anxiety sucks, and I do hope you have the opportunity to see a professional to be able to manage it, because you deserve to live without anxiety wreaking havoc on your life. In the meantime, there are many wonderful listeners on 7 Cups who will gladly listen to your concerns about anxiety, and there is also an anxiety support room, in which guided discussions on anxiety are held often.
September 3rd, 2016 2:57am
Yes. Working on the issues that give you anxiety can definitely help you overcome them. Also, trying healthy coping mechanisms such as mediation, exercise and stress-reducing activities.
December 9th, 2017 5:18pm
Severe anxiety with fear
February 27th, 2018 9:33pm
Anxiety, as most mental disorders has triggers. Certain situations, things, or people could be linked to that main trigger even. If you analyze your next anxiety attack or moment, you can find your trigger and work on it. Your anxiety won't last forever. If you find you are worried/anxious all the time without end, you should definitely get professional help. With all that being said, just know everyone is anxious about something. It's a natural human emotion and/or reaction to certain things. You are not alone.
September 10th, 2018 8:59pm
In one word: Absolutely! In two words: Absolutely yes! In three words: Definitely it will! You got my point. Anyway, anxiety is the most common mental ill issue, which means you are not alone and it has been very well researched, thus being very treatable. CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) is one of the most powerful antidotes. Also consult a medical doctor and try to fit it some form of meditation and/or exercise. Learning how to better breathe is essential. These are all test-proven forms of beating up anxiety till you reach full recovery, and it is important that you are not afraid do seek for help (it truly IS a sign of strenght!) and never ever give up on yourself and well-being.
December 21st, 2019 5:57pm
The short answer to your question is, yes. Anxiety is like a hurdle and everyone can get over it. When your anxiety will pass is a whole different question, no-one knows. Everyone is unique in their own way and it can take some people longer than others to do so as well as that there is different ways to help for everyone. Keep believing and pushing yourself and you will get there! Patience is key and there is always a space and a listening ear for you over in the Anxiety Sub-community if you haven't joined it already! We would love to have you! :)
February 24th, 2020 7:22am
I think the anxiety gets better when we learn what the trigger is and how to handle it. Mine got worse when my mom passed away. It wasn't long after that I learned my trigger was the fear of losing the people love. I can't say that I have it under control but I am working on it and it has gotten better. I think anxiety can go away it just takes time and work for that to happen. For some it is a lot harder than it is for others. What always seemed to make it worse for me is not having someone who understood anxiety and that you can't just turn it off and on.
May 4th, 2020 2:57pm
For some it does but it takes time. Time is the ultimate solution. However, personally for me it hasn’t never gone away. It goes and returns. But what helps me is being around the people I love, doing things that keep me busy and focused. Anxiety is a very fluid entity. It’s different for everyone. For some it’s minor and for others it’s consuming and mind gobbling, and so there is no straight forward solution for it. Over time, you learn how to compress it, how to control it, therefore you will come to a point where you’re like okay I can beat this.
November 29th, 2020 12:16am
In most cases anxiety is a condition that comes and goes. However, for some, the anxiety never goes away completely, and that's the bad news. The good news is that you can manage symptoms, rather than being managed by them. At first, consider your anxiety as a chronic condition that needs constant monitoring. So missing a day of treatment is not an option, and including strategies to deal with anxiety in everyday life is a must. As anxiety can occur on three levels: brain, behavior and subjective experience, it is necessary to know how to deal with these 3 fronts. Develop self-control. "What if…". One of the most difficult tasks is talking about the danger you believe exists. In reality, your fear may not even exist. Anxiety is not really fear, because fear is based on something right in front of you, a real and objective danger. Realizing that you always expect the worst will help to avoid getting stuck in an infinite loop of "what if ..." Control your inner dialogue. Check the unconscious repetition of unhealthy words like hate, stupid, always, never, ugly, unkind and defective. Replace this dichotomous language with more neutral terms. Do PSYCHOTHERAPY. Anxious people often feel "invaded" by their feelings. In reality, feelings come after a thought. Being aware of your thinking process is crucial, especially since some thoughts are like internalized scripts that manifest themselves automatically. Remember the following diagram: Thoughts -> Feelings -> Behaviors. Behavioral Strategies. Meditate to promote mindfulness. Your mind simply cannot become calm, confident and clear if you are not aware of what is happening. Be where you are. One of the most effective strategies for some is to pay 100% attention to what they are currently doing. For example, if you are helping your child with their homework, put everything aside and focus your attention on the task at hand. Don't try to prepare dinner or check e-mails during this time, because multitasking is bad for the brain. Every time you shift your focus from one thing to another, your brain requires time to get back to where it was before you were distracted. Work faster. I know, it seems counterintuitive to all the anxiety advice about slowing down and paying attention. It's just that working faster and more efficiently saves time, because trusting your skills and talents means you don't get sucked into the trap of perfectionism. Healthy Living Habits. Breathe. Slow, deep breathing is the cornerstone of calm. Start by inhaling and exhaling slowly. After a few seconds, practice 4-4-4: Inhale for 4 seconds, hold for 4 seconds, then exhale for 4 seconds. Let your breath in and out effortlessly. Repeat four times. Drink more water. Dehydration can affect anxiety in several ways. One sign is that your body starts to function improperly: hormonal distribution is affected because of poor blood flow, muscles can become tense and your brain may weaken or change as a result of water loss. Make sleep a priority. Our culture celebrates those who work hard, but there is a price. If you are irritable, slow and exhausted, it is possible that you are sleeping little. Here are the recommendations for adults: Younger adults (18-25): 7-9 hours Adults (26 to 64 years): 7-9 hours Older adults (65 years): 7-8 hours In short, handling your own list of concerns as a problem to be solved each day means minimizing unnecessary anxiety. Best of all, you'll be taking advantage of excess energy to do things more effectively.
December 1st, 2020 4:36am
Yes.... two years ago I hit rock bottom, I was believing everything my mind was telling me I was panicking in safe situations I felt trapped in my own mind. Through the help of the people around me I grew into the person I am today having battled against myself. Anxiety is terrifying as someone who has had it since they were young, you feel as if nobody knows that you are spinning out, you breakdown with no warning, and I was feeling dizzy everytime I had to talk in front of people. Listen, now I am going to leadership seminars and using my struggles as the topics for my essay, it is a battle that you will win. Promise me, it gets better don't give up on yourself.