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The Virago

Lessons From Forty Days Sober

Managing severe anxiety without alcohol

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I have the kind of anxiety disorder that causes me physical pain. During every episode, my muscles tense up to the point where they form actual knots in my neck and back. Even after the anxiety goes down, the pain can last for days. My husband tries to massage out the knots, which sometimes works and sometimes just moves them to a different…



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Glenna Gill

My memoir, “When I Was Lost,” is available now. Owner of Memories Mastered publication. Writing here since 2018 and love it!