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Can We Be Cured?

triceps

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A bit of a catch-22 question as those who might be cured aren't on this forum anymore. I'm just very curious as to what level of optimism members have for getting over their anxiety disorders.
 

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That’s a good question and yes you might be right, the ones being cured might not be here. I think for myself, that I will always have anxiety in the background, but the more I work on it the better and easier I am with controlling it and dealing with trigger situations more healthy. I don’t know if you want to call it cured at the end, but that’s my personal goal.
 

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A bit of a catch-22 question as those who might be cured aren't on this forum anymore. I'm just very curious as to what level of optimism members have for getting over their anxiety disorders.
Hi, I am currently in a place where I feel optimistic about my ability to manage my anxiety. Meds and therapy had been a great combination for me for the last six or so years. When I became pregnant I was in a good place and was ready to end talk therapy after 10 years. I came off my meds and was great for a while. I did recently have a relapse triggered by an illness, but went straight to see the practioner who prescribed my meds. She recommended meds to take as needed. So far I haven’t needed them and I’m back to my regular self. I have no problem going back on meds if I need to, but so far so good. Do I have days where i’m anxious, sure, but it’s not the debilitating anxiety I had suffered in the past. I don’t know if it ever gets cured, but managble, I think so. This relapse did not last long and I was able to use the tools I have learned from therapy, gained support from this forum and drew from past experiences to get through it. Through therapy I have come to see the other side of anxiety and some of its benefits. I think it has made me more empathaic, a better problem solver and has made me successful in my own business.

I agree that when I am having good days, I don’t visit this site as often, but I do try. When I was really struggling, the people here were a big help and I would like to return the support. I also think it can be hard to talk about successes when others are struggling because I know in the pits of anxiety sometimes you feel like no one understands and it can be hard to relate to someone who is not currently having the same experiences.
 

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A bit of a catch-22 question as those who might be cured aren't on this forum anymore. I'm just very curious as to what level of optimism members have for getting over their anxiety disorders.
It all depends. In my case its genetic....so....no cure for me...just management of my bipolar 2 disorder. This means that I am mostly depressed with episodes of mania every now and then. If it's life or situation in life....it can be cured by removing yourself from the situation or coming to terms and excepting the past. So in a nutshell...I say yes....and no.
 

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A bit of a catch-22 question as those who might be cured aren't on this forum anymore. I'm just very curious as to what level of optimism members have for getting over their anxiety disorders.
Hmmm.... i feel like never :'( and triceps...you and i have talked alot and today i went to my doctor and they found a spot on me that looked abnormal so i have to go see a dermatologist. it would be my luck that i go thru all of this with my anxiety and panic and something totally different will "actually" kill me in the end :( im sooo freaked out. idk even know what to do or think. im so scared :( my panic is THRU THE ROOF!!! and right before thanksgiving where i need to go to my moms, which is an hour away...ugh......idk if i can handle all of this anymore.
 

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Geez scharley, what a time to have to deal with the mystery spot stuff. Did you point out the spot to the doctor or did he find and question it himself? One consolation is that if he was really worried about it, he would've done a simple scraping or biopsy in the office and sent it in. Hope Thanksgiving goes better than expected at Mom's.
 

scharley1973

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Geez scharley, what a time to have to deal with the mystery spot stuff. Did you point out the spot to the doctor or did he find and question it himself? One consolation is that if he was really worried about it, he would've done a simple scraping or biopsy in the office and sent it in. Hope Thanksgiving goes better than expected at Mom's.
no i found the spot and showed him. he doesnt scrap it or biopsy it he said if the dermatologist thinks its abnormal too, he would do that. :( god i hate the holidays!! and having to drive th at far....i seriously would just rather hide under my covers and stay in bed allday. the holidays havent been good for me for the past 2 years anyway. my dad died unexpectedly a few months before thanksgiving. he was only 70. a light went out in me when my dad died :'( but happy turkey to you and your family. i hope all goes well for you.
 

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Oh, tough question. I have some hope, yes, for a 'cure.' Maybe not an absence of anxiety all together, but freedom from the most debilitating parts of it? I think it largely depends on the source, though, like @Concernedgal says. Some issues (like Bipolar I &II) need constant treatment because they are genetic. But I believe in relief for obsessive thinking and PTSD-related anxiety.

Truth is I go through phases - sometimes it feels possible, other times not. ;)
 
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Since my anxiety feels genetic, I don't think I will ever be completely cured from it but with a support system and therapy, I have a fighting chance.
 
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