kcg13 - that was a wonderful reply:)
To Michelle - I wish you well in your journey towards lasting peace. Anxiety Disorder(s) tend to wax and wane throughout our lives. To me, looking for a 'cure', so to speak, isn't that productive in our trials. Maybe it's just semantics, anyway, but 'cure', to me, implies never again distressed or interacting with anxiety issues. IMHO, it is best to embrace acceptance and learn how to best live alongside, in better accord with, our anxiety challenges. Acceptance is NEVER resignation - I assure you. At its core, acceptance is a tenet that we need to hold onto as it moves us into understanding that there will, likely, be actions and habits and mindsets that we must embrace in order for us to live well despite having ADs. If we live in denial that our anxiety issues can create definite and serious lifeflow interruptions and we ask "why me?' too often and we fight tooth and nail against our makeup, then we are typically left battered and drained and, even, more anxious. Meds, alone, rarely get an anxiety peeps where they want to be in their longterm interactions with anxiety. There should be a comprehensive plan that involves many avenues. But, that said, it doesn't have to be the HUGE, GINORMOUS, 'I have to change EVERYTHING in my life, kinda deal:) Through our self-help and, perhaps, with the help of others, we can get to where our actions and habits (and inturn mindests) become much more natural and they can begin to flow with not a tremendous amount of cognizance...it just happens, in a sense:) Anxiety doesn't have to define us....it can, though. Anxiety does not have to be dominate in our lives....but it can be. We can be the overall major definer of our own well-being...but anxiety can take that role, too.
Acceptance is NEVER resignation....this can't be said enough:)
As asked, what's going on in your own anxiety help...previously and currently?
Peace and Feel Well:)