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Has anyone cured their anxiety with CBT?
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    aaron182 is offline New Member
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    Default Has anyone cured their anxiety with CBT?

    I've had severe anxiety for the past 6 years so the point where I am housebound. I'm 20 and its the hardest thing to watch all your friends go on with their lives. I've tried various medications and several different therapies. I'm currently seeing a CBT therapist at the moment but just feel like I'm getting nowhere. Does it work? Am I giving up too easily?

    Every night I lay there in bed wanting to die because it just feels like I'm trapped and being suffocated. Like I'm a puppet being tortured for someone's enjoyment.

    Any advice or positive stories would be really helpful right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaron182 View Post
    I've had severe anxiety for the past 6 years so the point where I am housebound. I'm 20 and its the hardest thing to watch all your friends go on with their lives. I've tried various medications and several different therapies. I'm currently seeing a CBT therapist at the moment but just feel like I'm getting nowhere. Does it work? Am I giving up too easily?

    Every night I lay there in bed wanting to die because it just feels like I'm trapped and being suffocated. Like I'm a puppet being tortured for someone's enjoyment.

    Any advice or positive stories would be really helpful right now.
    Hi, Aaron, welcome to the forum... I know that trapped, suffocating feeling very well....my anxiety is pretty well controlled by my lexapro. Are you on depression meds?

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    I'm slowly coming off Citalopram as it's giving me withdrawal symptoms. Hoping to try 5HTP when I get off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaron182 View Post
    I'm slowly coming off Citalopram as it's giving me withdrawal symptoms. Hoping to try 5HTP when I get off.
    Aaron, I'm not familiar with CBT or 5HTP either....but hang in there, I'm sure someone who is much smarter than I am will come along and help. Keep checking back!

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