When you can’t heal your anxiety

I say this often but healing is not linear. We all heal in different ways and some of us never heal at all. Since I started getting help for my anxiety I thought it would be easy. I thought I would take the medicine, practice the yoga, do the meditations, and exercise daily and I would be cured. WRONG! They are many people out there who have anxiety and do these things and are healed from their anxiety. I am not one of those people. If I could rate my anxiety from mild-high I would rate mine as a moderate to moderate high level. Simply put, I cannot out-run or out-yoga my anxiety. I have tried so many times getting off my medication because I knew it would go away if I just exercised everyday and ate healthy. IT DIDN’T. 

When I met my now psychiatrist, she said our number 1 goal is to get my anxiety in remission. That was the first time I had heard anxiety mentioned like any other chronic condition. IN REMISSION. I kind of giggled at her because my anxiety doesn’t go into remission. My anxiety is always there and that’s that. After working with her for a few months, playing with my meds (and emotions) I finally started to realize that my anxiety would never be healed but it was coming damn close. I think where I am going with all of this is that the sooner you start looking at your anxiety as any other chronic condition you may have, the better outlook you will have and the sooner you can start to heal (or get damn close).

Thanks for reading!


By The Anxiety Diva

I've had anxiety for as long as I could remember and my number one goal is to help people through their anxiety challenges by telling my story.

13 replies on “When you can’t heal your anxiety”

I agree. Very few people have a period of mental illness and after that it goes away and doesn’t poke its nose in again. Accepting it as a chronic condition puts us in a much better position to move forward as best we can.

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Yes I was very lucky to find such a nice caring doctor! I still don’t believe my anxiety will be in full remission no matter how much medication I am on. My medication works until something happens that throws everything off course. I deal with it a little better but it’s still there. Thanks so much for your comment and for reading my blog! I appreciate it!

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people never see the every day effects.there views /judgements are very Snotty Nosed
i have Panic attacts very nausea then i am Vomiting all over .have m.e .ibs .migraines list goes on /i take part in a lot lot research
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Love this, thank you 🙂 I’m coming to terms with the fact that I can’t meditate my anxiety away. It’s a hard truth to face.

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I’m so jealous of people who have “mild” anxiety and that they can just go to the gym and meditate and bam! No more anxiety. I’ve tried so many times coming off of my medication so it’s also a hard truth to face for me too

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Yes, and many times mine exhibits itself physically and not necessarily as a result of my thinking. Feels very out of control at times

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