The anxiety cure

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   Posted 2/13/2007 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
What is it? Am i the only person who'd tried method after method to find my list of worries (obsessions) getting bigger? I've tried therapy,CBT,medication,Journal writing,self help books,travelling the world to escape the world.

There's people who have recovered from anxiety,i'm sure. I wonder what they did though, what exactly is the solution to overcoming it? I would imagine that you guys are in the same situation as me 'cause we're all still on an anxiety forum website,but have you's tried method after method too?

I know one thing doesn't help. Reading up about the symptoms or anything to do with the disorder,you're just fueling it when you do that, but is it really so deeply implanted in our brain that we cant overcome it? Nobody's always had anxiety, so there's no reason to keep always having it.

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   Posted 2/13/2007 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you tried a combination of therapy (CBT etc) with meds? That has worked for me (A/P). Keep in mind that meds are trial and error - you may go thru several before you find one that works for you. Same can apply to therapists!

Dont give up hope yet. It can be a quite long and difficult road, but it can be done.

Good luck,

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   Posted 2/13/2007 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
For me it's meds, I'm in the in between phase right now having to find the right med after I grew tolerant of my old one.

Here's hoping the new one works.

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   Posted 2/13/2007 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I wish I knew what the solution was.

I've talked to my mother about this, and found out that she had anxiety/panic attacks when she was about my age. I know anecdotes do not make for good data, but having read in several places that anxiety disorders appear to be hereditary in some form, my own personal anecdote makes good enough evidence for me to believe that there's some genetic predisposition to having this disorder. (My sister also suffered several panic attacks when she was around my age.)

But even given a genetic predisposition shouldn't mean that it cannot be "cured" (as opposed to just treated.) None of us have had this disorder our whole lives. It has emerged at some point. There should be a way to make it, um, disappear as well.

In my mother's case, she was in an extremely stressful situation when the panic attacks first made an appearance. She battled with anxiety for several years, was put on some sort of sedatives which she developed an addiction that took her a year to wean off, and beta blockers. She said the medication helped but only treated the symptoms; the anxiety didn't go away completely.

She finally found a way to remove herself from the stressful situation and her anxiety disappeared. She hasn't had a recurrence in 20+ years.

But that doesn't answer your, or my, question either. I obviously haven't found a way to beat this yet. Dealing with this is exceedingly frustrating to me. I do believe that simply because it hasn't always been there, I will find a way to "get rid of" it at some point in some way.

Somehow.. some way.. some day... :)

(And if I find a cure, I'll let you know :P)

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   Posted 2/14/2007 4:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I use methods and occasional meds
I also come here to try to be as supportive as possible keeping mind off my problems
Yes I too believe it is predisposed condition amd can be treated
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   Posted 2/14/2007 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   

I used to get extreme anxiety every time  I was told there was no cure. But I do believe in my heart that one day a scientist will figure this out and find a cure, because this is partly physical.

I think the first step in finding a cure, though, is to get people to understand this is not a mental illness (although stress definitely contributes to it), but physical. 





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   Posted 2/14/2007 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
oh, and one day when they find a cure for the physical symptoms...we won't have much to complain about anymore. :-)

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   Posted 2/14/2007 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Personally, I look at it this way: Instead of looking for a cure, I look for ways to cope. I try to get the anxiety down to a manageable level. Some days I succeed, some days are a learning experience. :-)
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   Posted 2/14/2007 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
The only thing you can do when you have it is learn to cope with it. I'd like for it to completely disappear - FOREVER.
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