does anyone suffer with agrophobia and if so ,how do you cope ?
would really like to hear from you all who have panic disorder and agoraphobia. your symptoms and how you handle it. Are you taking anything that helps? please tell me your experience I would appreciate it. thanks to all of you.♥️
im feeling a lot better agter getting off medication but im still too scared to get out and see friends. im just getting into voice calls and stuff and feeling less anxious about it. my mom is really pushing me to have people over and go to friends houses but its so hard to not be anxious just THINKING about a person coming over. im 17 and i WANT to be like any other teenager. 2021 i was doing things and comstantly out and about. but 2022 and 2023 have been the absolute worst and i completely lost my social self. im a recluse, im hidden, and i dont know how to escape. i make excuses and im scared to have 10 minute visits with friends
I was a bit of a alcoholic for years I finally stopped drinking February of 2022 it seems like this has made my anxiety even more intense .my quality of life is horrible what can I do ? I wake up nauseous I complained to doctors they find nothing at all what is it that’s causing these symptoms
I am pretty lonely these days and my agoraphobia is pretty bad. I usually only get out of my house once a week to go grocery shopping with my grandmother. sometimes I leave for doctor appointments. I have been able to go places off and on in my past but sometimes the fear wins and I end up just staying home. does anyone else relate?
Has anyone started avoided places and events for the fear of having a panic attack? I’m afraid I’m developing Agoraphobia and need to find a way to jump out of that.
Does agoraphobia ever get easier? For example, will I feel like I can go outside more at some point? Anyone have some coping skills that could help?
hello :) i was wondering if anyone had any advice about the following (i have no idea how to begin this question hahaha). i've never done much of anything in my life before because i've always been too afraid to leave my home. i just was barely able to graduate from high school and i'm unsure as to where i should take my next step since i didn't really think i'd get this far. my mom is fairly supportive of my mental health journey as it's evident that i struggle, but i obviously don't want to be stuck inside for the rest of my life. does anyone with this issue know where to start with putting themselves out there socially? i'd really like to begin experiencing things
hello, has anyone tried prozac for panic disorder. Im super sensitive to SSRI's and im terrified to try it. Im on lexapro now.
I'm worried that being agoraphobic is affecting my social life and being a mom..
hey everyone I'm new to this app don't really know what to expect or what I'm wanting out of it I've had agoraphobia and panic attacks ongoing for 4 years now I never really open up about could be nice to talk to people dealing with similar issues feel free to message me
It took me 11 years to finally leave the house and start my life. Agoraphobia was rough. I had to live every day as if it was in a loop. Any changes, such as a loss of life, would devastate me. I couldn't walk past my driveway without feeling like I'd be shot. I finally got out of it though. One day I just got sick of it. Sick of the stress of worrying. I was terrified of dying. But I finally realized that my family is growing older, I'm growing older. My room couldn't be my world anymore. I have this new idea in my head that I've been carrying around since I've gotten out... my world was in my head. Like I'm carrying it with me at all times. Its my memories. Its what I lived off of when I was alone. Never made new memories, I only thought of the old. My childhood. This world has lots to explore, tons to offer. Make new memories. Make this world yours. You can do it. Trust me, 11 years was a long time. I'm starting my life now. I'm going to travel and fly. I'm actually going to college right now. I have a car, heck I even drive now. I did all this within a couple years. Theres so much more to do. I even want to start my own family. Its never too late, you got this!
I'm starting my first job since agoraphobia kicked in and I was forced to quit my last one. I am super worried about having panic attacks and having to quit... any advice?
How to cope with agoraphobia better
Do I really have to leave the house more? I go out a 1-2 times a week to shop and maybe once a month I go for a short road trip to visit family. I'm fine with that but feel pressured to do more. My psych doc says do more but I'm literally fine with just being home.
Anyone from a small town who has had trouble finding a good therapist? I am kind of all over the place with mental health and have had no luck with any of the therapists I've seen. The real issue is managing to leave my house most days and telehealth wasn't a good option when I tried it. Kind of at a dead end rn on what to do :(
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