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Constant mild to severe anxiety.. does it ever change?

OntoBetterDays
OntoBetterDays
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I have been having bouts of anxiety that come and go depending on my situation. I feel vulnerable to what is happening around me and allowing that to affect me rather than feeling in control. There are some brief moments of sheer elation when my senses aren't heightened and I feel "normal".

Have had issues with alcohol. Don't want to use that to try to kill the fear and pain. It doesn't really help anyhow and I know its not the answer. Im struggling and I feel alone after a separation and loss of nearly everything.

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I'm sorry your feeling like that but your not alone in this community.

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LilyAnnepuppy

Welcome to the community. It’s a great place to be. I’ve already made some friends on here, and it has only been a month.

I’m right there with you regarding the vulnerability which comes along with my anxiety (and depression in my case). Not being able to make it go away sucks. But there are so many people who understand the problem and who are willing to share helpful information, tips and personal experience. Take what you need and leave the rest. Keep posting and let us know how you’re doing. Lynne

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Headspace2014

"Take what you need and leave the rest". I love that quote. I've heard it in a lot of good rooms. Thanks.

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LilyAnnepuppy

That’s where I got it. L

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LilyAnnepuppy

Oh, and yes it can change. Mine did. L.

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Agora1

Hello "OntoBetterDays" I like your username. Very positive. However we must always

address the root of our anxiety first. (Which sounds like you are dealing with the separation and loss of everything) We can't sweep those emotions under the rug, they

must be addressed before the "free floating anxiety sensations" will leave. When dealing

with issues like this, we may feel alone and helpless. Coming on to this support forum

was your first step forward in going "ontobetterdays"... Are you in therapy right now?

On any medication? I'm glad to hear that you do have moments of sheer elation. That's

good and that means you haven't totally blocked your positivity. :)

I do agree with you in that alcohol is not the answer in stifling your fear and pain. It will

only exacerbate the feeing and have you come crashing down the next day. As you meet

others on this site, you will realize how not alone you are. You will see your own journey

being done by many others who can and will relate to what you are feeling.

Welcome my friend to this amazing forum of men and women ready to support and

understand what you are going through. :) xx

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Sunnidayz1

To answer your question. The answer is Yes, it can change but only if you put in the work for it to change. Get the right help and support and you'll be just fine.

XxSunnu

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eaer

Keep going, as hard as anxiety is. The associated fear will come as a wave and then dissipate. It cannot stay with you and me at all times. I speak of this to convince myself as well as you. Be well.

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Want2BHappy3

I didn't read any thing about counciling? Anxiety can go from 1 To 100 in minutes

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OntoBetterDays

Thank you everyone. I am getting counseling and am also in meeting. Its difficult to stay motivated and want to engage but I am trying.

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LilyAnnepuppy

Glad you’re in a meeting. I identify. Keep posting and let us know how you’re doing. Lynne

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SuZQ154

You are on the right track. You are seeking help in a variety of ways and are being honest and realistic. Your openness for advise shows your willingness to change. These are all wonderful. I encourage you to keep moving forward, one day at a time, concentrating on progress not perfection, and knowing you ARE loved, enough, and valuable. You are a blessing...please keep focusing on that and taking one step at a time toward recovery. Blessings to you today!!

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