ANXIETY. HOW LONG DOES IT LAST

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I have hadongoing general anxiety disorder for 2 years now. When I say I have had it for 2 years, I mean I have had it every day without any relief. Sometimes, How long can it last? I feel like I am going to go off the deep end any time now. My fears are money and death. I obsess about them all the time. I go to bed thinking about them and I wake up thinking about them. I am so tired. So very tired all the time. I manage to go to work, but that is all I can manage to get done. This is no way to live. What has helped any of you to make it through??

 

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    I feel you my anxiety is the same everyday all day. I even have to leave work because I just can't handle the feeling. I have taken so much more xanax in the last month then ever. I hope you can find some relief let me know if you get the miracle pill. lol..... I obsess about same things. best of luck

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    Anxiety and panic disorders will make you tired. Your body is working at a high frequency in attempts to "keep you safe" from your fears. You need to talk to someone... a doctor/therapist. Anxiety can last and last and last, especially if you do not get a hold of it. I had it one time for almost 2 months straight. Day to night. & I'd even wake up in the middle of the night with panic attacks as well. I lost almost 25 lbs in a month because my stomach was so upset, I couldn't eat and I'd throw up every morning. I seeked help, because it wasn't worth it to me to live that way. The best advice I can give you is to 1. Seek help. 2. Research this illness. There are endless forums, blogs, websites, videos and more all dedicated to anxiety. 3. Learn techniques to calm your mind. Start with your breathing.

    It can get better, but you have to fight it and be willing to put in the work. 

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      Thanks for the advice AnxietyGirlCC. I am in therapy. I take meds. I have done group therapy in the past. It all helps some, but not enough. I am new to the forum. I think it will help to talk with others who are experiencing the same thing. It is easier to talk more freely when it is anonymous like this. The breathing thing helps some too, so does journalling. Thanks again.
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    Hi Mimibrenda, firstly I'm so sorry to hear that you are suffering so much with no break. I to have had anxiety/panic attacks for 16 years on and off but the last 3 years almost constant. I take meds and I've also had cbt which is cognitive behavioural therapy which helped me a lot. At one point I was agraphobic which was hard as I have two daughters. I think someone else has already mentioned breathing techniques and they really do help. I breath in through my nose counting to 8 and out through my mouth counting to 8, if you are in full blown panic this can be really difficult to grasp but you just have to keep going. It seems like it won't help but it does calm you down. I also have an app on my iPhone, it's a daily breathing and relaxing exercise where you are talked through what to do and if you can learn to stick to it sometimes you are so relaxed after you are almost asleep. My advice to you is to keep going and never give in even when you feel like you can't. Anxiety is hell on earth and is awful especially when no one around you understands as they haven't had it themselves. And keep talking, say the things that worry you even if you think they are silly. I try reading and also walking in the forest or beach as these are relaxing peaceful environments. I wish you well and hope I have been able to help in some way. Things do and will get better. Good luck 😘

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    Hello I would advise seeing your GP about this as it has been going on a long time and may be easily treated. It sounds like a panic disorder but your GPmay refer you for counselling or CBT which works quite well.

     

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