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im new here, anxiety came back

I struggled with anxiety and panic disorder for about a year when I was 16 years old. I am now 19 and in the past month my panic and anxiety has returned. It is hard to remind myself that things will get better or be okay again. I was happy and anxiety/panic free for 2 years, I know I will get there again. It just feels like this is lasting forever and I miss my old self, even though it has only been a month. When I was 16 I was on an anti-depressant called Lexapro for about 6 months, which really lessened my symptoms. Does anyone have any tips or natural ways to reduce anxiety and racing/irrational thoughts. Thank you :)

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Im so sorry you arw suffering. It will get better. I find the exercise helps me with anxiety, even just taking a short walk everyday really helps.I take vitamin D and C and both help. Its good to open up about it too, keep talking about it and asking questions. It will get betger and you are not alone

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thank you so much :) i started to take vitamin d & c along with fish oil and I found that it has helped a bit!

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D and fatty acids make a difference for sure for me! The past 24 hrs, I feel I need something more, but I also have a lot on my plate and high expectations of myself! (Which I KNOW is NOT healthy—why do we do things we know are not helpful?)

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You are correct :) Things will get better and everything will okay. I've read some anxiety books and what I learned is to exercise, meditate, eat healthy try to limit fast food, soda with caffeine since sometimes it can make anxiety worse, try to reduce some stress and maintain positive thoughts "Okay today I had a panic attack but tomorrow is a new day and I'm happy to be alive regardless if there are a few bumps on the road" Keep it positive! Also some calming teas might help I drink them when I feel a stressed or want to have a good night rest. A combination of all these can make a huge difference. Please don't turn to harming habits if you need help see a counselor . Drinking, drugs, harming will only make it worse and won't help at all. I love your positive attitude and I know you will choose the healthy route! :)

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thanks so much! I found that chamomile tea helps a bunch. I do have a problem cutting out processed foods though :\ since I am in college it is sometimes hard to turn down a drink when all of your friends are doing it, but I have stayed true to me and have not had a drink in a month. I know drinking will make my anxiety worse, so I tend to stay away from it. Thank you for all of your advice :)

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