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havn anxiety will it ever go away just on its own or will i hav to be on medication for the rest of my life

By August 15, 2011 - 7:14pm
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I've had anxiety for too many years to count now. I have rarely heard of it going away but there are ways you can control it without medication. In fact, I've been on a lot of types of medication and none of them helped me at all. I went to a therapist and learned differnt things to do to help me through them. My anxiety attacks only happen once in a great moon compared to twice a day. You should check it out. Good luck. (:

September 18, 2011 - 10:13pm

thank you so much for taken the time to speak to me

August 16, 2011 - 4:02pm

Hi gnzlsjcqlyn,

Thank you for your question. There are other non-medicated ways to control your anxiety. Even though you may have it for the rest of your life, lifestyle changes and relaxation techniques can help control it.

Effective treatment usually involves a combination of interventions, including:

Lifestyle Changes
Get sufficient rest and sleep .
If you smoke, quit .
Reduce or eliminate caffeinated beverages.
Drink alcohol in moderation.
Avoid illicit drugs.
Reduce exposure to stressful environments.
Exercise regularly .
Relaxation Techniques
Deep breathing
Deep muscle relaxation
Engaging in pleasurable activities
Social Support
Strong support system of family and friends
Counseling to improve coping skills
Support groups
This therapy addresses thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that play a role in anxiety. It helps you work through traumas and conflicts.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy can help you identify negative thought patterns and behaviors. Over time, you can learn to retrain your thinking. This will help you choose better options in response to stress and anxiety.


Hope this helps,


August 16, 2011 - 7:00am
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I'm not 100% sure if it will work also from you. My auntie is taking a supplement called "Stress Protect". According to my auntie, it's the no. 1 rated supplement to help support one's emotional well-being and help to reduce the feelings of stress, depression and anxiety. Might you research for this supplement for you to be able to know more about what I'm saying to you right now. It works on my auntie! And Hopefully also in you.

August 16, 2011 - 2:39am
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