I am new to this forum and have been reading some of the posts. I just wonder sometimes if talking about anxiety and reading about it actually makes it worse or better.
I go through periods of severe anxiety and panic and other times feel like a normal, calm human being. During these times I feel very confident and in control of myself. I have a very stressful job, however, and usually know what triggers my panic.
Over the past three months I have been suffering horribly; I am taking Effexor and Xanax, as well as beginning talk therapy next week.
I abhor it when people say "Get Over Your Anxiety for Good" or "Follow These Steps and You'll Never Have to Deal with Anxiety Again." I think that, sad but true, anxiety and depression is something a person must deal with and manage throughout their entire life. There's no easy cure.
What do you think?