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Will this last forever?

Hi I'm new to this site, just trying anything really at this point. I have had anxiety for over 10 years and it comes and goes. I was doing really well until two weeks ago when I was triggered. I had two of the worst weeks of anxiety I have ever experienced in my life, I lost a stone by the second week and was basically completely incapacitated. I'm a little bit better this week but still pretty bad, all I keep thinking is how long will this last? It's never lasted this long before and I keep hoping to wake up feeling better but it doesn't seem to be shifting. I don't know what to do, feeling so lost and scared. Any help would be appreciated x

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Hi willow1990, sorry to hear your having a difficult time with the anxiety, have you read any books by Dr Claire Weekes? There's also some videos of her on you tube, also check out the anxiety guy and his interviews, you'll find them useful, I don't know what methods you've tried so far in order to find any recovery? but the cure to anxiety comes from the sufferer, you need to study anxiety and gain as much knowledge as possible, the more you understand it and know how it works then the less you'll be afraid, the less your afraid the less you'll suffer, recovery can only come from knowledge, you'll understand what's happening and why, thats the key to recovery. The symptoms of anxiety are unpleasant, but not dangerous, study, study study, that's how I found recovery xxxx

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Thanks Suzie xx

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I have CBD oil, but doesn't seem to help much :( xx

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Hello Willow, no it won't last forever but it does take time for your body to recover and desensitize from the anxiety. Suzie482 has some good suggestions and I would also add that you could take a look at another recent book called "Quit Anxiety Now with Smart Therapy" by Sallee Mclaren. It's available on Amazon in Kindle version and also in hard copy. It's one of the best books I have read on anxiety and offers a new way of looking at it and real, practical tools for accepting and dealing with it. Anxiety is a paradox and once you understand and accept it for what it is, it loses it's power. It takes commitment and perseverance but it is so worth it. I did it and so can you.

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Thankyou xx

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Have you seen a doctor? I’ve had anxiety for years and finally doctor put me on sertraline (Prozac). It took four months to really work but now it’s kicking in I’m beginning to feel better. Also CBT which is supposed to help.

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Yea I'm taking citalopram, and have been in and out of therapy for years :-( xx

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