the feeling it could be going away

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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 7/21/2009 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey I would love to hear some information what it feels like to start defeating anxiety. I KNOW everyone is different but do ya'll think it just goes away all of a sudden? Or symptoms clear one by one? Or the days just seemed to be getting more enjoyable? I feel like some things I was experiencing are not as bad or totally gone. Like my heart palpation's totally gone. I feel like i can concentrate more and enjoy my wife and son. I played harder with my boy and I my workouts are getting stronger. I feel like I can go out of the house and do things even though I dont feel 100% I feel I can handle it. Is this steps in the right way?


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   Posted 7/21/2009 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
It sure sounds like you are heading in the right direction. I find though that sometimes the anxiety likes to creep back in during stressful times. But I always keep my Xanax handy just in case I have a bad day. So glad to hear you are feeling so much better. Keep up the good work!

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   Posted 7/21/2009 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello Scott,

It sure sounds good to me and it feels like you are overcoming your anxiety and learning to deal with it.  Hurrah for you.

You may always feel some anxiety but you are able to control it and that is a good thing.

Kind Regards,


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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 7/21/2009 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
hey scott!
i think it's definitely gradual... and it takes a long time, but you can defeat it.
I'm not completely better yet myself but i've noticed changes as i start to get better....slowly but surely. the few things i've really noticed are... first of all waking up in the morning...i dont wake up and feel horrified with my mind racing like crazy anymore...i dont feel great in the morning -not like i used to- but it's gotten a lot better and im sure i'll get there..and secondly - i sometimes get this "airy" feeling in my head...this is the feeling that used to set off panic attacks with when i get it i realize it's nothing and i dont panic.
you're defintely taking steps in the right direction :) I think im in a pretty similar boat as you lol, i sometimes wonder if i've hit a plateau and im never going to be 100% again, but my therapist says i will./..and also my dad has had this and beat it, my good friend has had this and beat it...and so has my grandma! so dont get caught up in thinking it's not going to get better...
remember back when it was really bad and you thought it would never get better? well it has hasnt it! and it will keep getting there until it's over :)
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