So here is my opinion on this subject...
Anxiety is a chronic condition. We have times of remission, just as someone with a chronic physical illness can have.
It could last for days, weeks, years...
...it could be that we even have no anxiety (save for the normal amounts that anyone would) for an indefinite amount of time.
However, the tendency is still there I believe. Afterall, we are still the same organic person as before.
We may have learned skills along the way however, to manage that anxiety and keep the acute effects at bay.
So to echo Merridas post, instead of using words like cured, eliminated
I think it more appropriate to say recovery, management
I have seem members come back after years of being absent. I say this not to be discouraging, but to be honest and real.
But yes, I think that it is absolutely reasonable for you to be saying sometime in the near future:
"I have made and amazing recovery from my A/P, and now manage my anxiety well!"
Encouraging thoughts going out your way.:)
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
Post Edited (Scaredy Cat) : 1/15/2014 10:38:01 PM (GMT-7)