I hope you got better by now. But i used to be a self proclaimed "expert" on anxiety as i had it so bad. I had it so bad that i wake up every 3am with a panic attack nearly everyday for over a year, ,bedridden on my back for over a year, gritting my teeth, as i cannot breath but also immense physical pain like my brain is all swelled up, with immense headache like my brain was going to explode, my intestine stomach muscles hurt really bad too all tensed up nearly 24/7 for a year that's why i grit my teeth mainly because of that pain and my brain swelling feeling pain like my brain is trying to explode, also mentally i had horror nightmares running through my head awake and even when im asleep. Really i have been through a lot it literally was like torture and hurt really really really bad mentally and physically. I seen like 7 doctors(1 local gp, 2 private doctors, 2 of them A and E hospital doctors and 2 chinese medicine doctors). Most people's comments here are correct, I personally think doctors do not help in terms of the medication they give you, they gave me valium(happy drug) and wanted me on some type of tranquilisers, I tried it but it does not work well, it only slightly tries to ease the symptoms(not effective in my case) and not going after the main cause. The only good thing about the doctors is them actually telling me i have anxiety, I did deny it vigorously saying no it must be something more serious like cancer! The pain i feel! But after i came to my senses I eventually believed them and accepted it is 100% anxiety and panic attacks(a really bad case of it). You 100% have anxiety and it is NOT NOT NOT just shyness, i once thought i couldn’t talk to people because of that but no it was because of panic attacks i couldn’t not shyness.
The Good news is it is absolutely curable. I am testament to that. The bad news is(in my case anyways) is it will take time. Not a day, not a month but more like 1 year if you have it bad. After 1 year i was 75% better, after 2 years I was 95% better. I really do believe that no one has had it as bad as me(yes this is a self claim too but it’s just to emphasise how bad i was!). To answer your question whether it will go away by itself, the answer would be no unless you are actively doing something about it. Now for the fun part, how i got rid of it - I used mind diversion techniques. When bad thoughts come into your mind, immediately think of something else, something happy. Like going to the beach or for my case playing football with my friends, or playing some funky music i heard of in my head to divert my attention to something else. Reason for this is you are trying to unlearn your anxiety, and by diverting your attention when you get those bad feels your brain will learn to try and “forget” anxiety. This is what worked for me. Btw I am thinking of starting an anxiety blog maybe called anxiety away or something to share my knowledge of what i have. As i feel this condition is torture and worse that all other conditions combined. Hope I have helped you. 0
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