ok, i have had anxiety for 6 years that i can go back to, i have tried talking it out with friends and family, i tried ignoring it, i even told my dr that i knew i wasn't mad coz i could be rational. Over the last couple of years i have been trying to talk to myself to get me through, but it really doesn't work, i have tried and tried everything bar med and proper counselling, and today was my first day on the med.
I dont know if it will work but having a word with myself doesn't.
Maybe some lucky people can do it that way but i know i've had 6 rough years trying.
Good luck and i hope you find something that works for you
I know coming on this board helps me alot as i do not talk about how i feel to anyone anymore - even my gp which is why he finds it so hard with me.
I know reading about so many other people feeling similar to me helps me to speak or type or whatever, anyway good luck and i hope you feeling good soon