I Take Medication
Not everyone needs medication for their anxiety, but I do. I don't take a benzodiazepine (Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, etc.), which is fast-acting and supposed to ease symptoms of anxiety as you experience them. Instead, my medication is more long-term and supposed to stop anxiety before it happens. I take a cocktail of medication for my bipolar II disorder, and when I started the antianxiety mood stabilizer at first, it wasn't nearly enough to be effective. After titrating up with my psychiatrist, I finally found a combination that works for me, and I take it every night with dinner.