I recovered from several years of anxiety by following the advice in books written by the late Dr Claire Weekes, specifically, Essential Help For Your Nerves and a website called Anxiety No More created by Paul David, an ex-sufferer. Both teach the same basic principle which is to change your attitude towards anxiety so that you are comfortable about feeling uncomfortable. Allowing/giving space/accepting/letting go all the symptoms of anxiety is key to recovery because it gives your mind and body the chance to recover but you have to go through it to find peace on the other side. Your body is waiting to recover, no matter how deep or how long your suffering but you have to step out of the way of yourself and release your grip on anxiety. Anxiety hasn't gripped you, it's the other way round so you just need to practice letting go. A favourite quote I read is "You won't get better until you stop trying to get better" which sums it up perfectly. Don't try to fight your way out of it or try to fix yourself because there is no battle to fight, nothing to fix. It is your very struggle to get better that is holding you back from full recovery. You just need to step out of the way of yourself and let recovery find you. It will happen as sure as night follows day. If you don't do anything else today, take my advice and buy the book and/or visit the website which is free (unlike some other sites which also promote instant recover for a fee - Grrrrr) and full of useful information to help you change your attitude which leads to recovery. If I can do it, you can too.