a reply to: Richsac89
Welcome to my world. I ad anxiety all my life, also inherited and now I'm almost 50 and it's still there.
I can't really give advise as everyone is different but the single most important thing that helped me most was being prescribed SSRis. Also know that
takes 2 weeks to work and for you to feel balanced and normal rather than stoned.
Some people have to try more than one, but when it works you feel like a new person.
Anxiety, especially inherited one is a result of wonky ion channels in the brain which produce too much serotonin.
Apart from that, I know what not to do. I had to go to therapy twice and it was a waste of time for everyone. Especially if it is CBT. It doesn't work
for inherited anxiety.
One other thing that has really helped me is neural reprogramming. It isn't mumbo jumbo but uses your subconscious to deal with all the crap and
leaves your conscious alone to do day to day things.
Everyone does this different. It is basically a way for your brain to deal with anxiety without the 'main you' needing to be involved by giving your
As you can't really 'talk' to your brain as such, you need an interpreter.
I personally have a Sensei, who I talk to and give orders to assign 'people' to different tasks, he is the go between from me to my body. This may
sound far out but it is actually scientifically totally valid [or I wouldn't really do it, plus it really works].
The more crazy, the better it works [like mnemonics]. I have a group of anxiety assassins now dealing with any budding fear. I was bad about a year
ago, literally every thought I had resulted in a jolt of anxiety.
Now it's about 85% better.
Read up on it, it takes some time but I wish you all the best.