Hi Mary-Ellen, Welcome to Healing Well forum. I am sorry to hear about the trouble you have been having lately. I have had depression for a long time and also panic/anxiety which at times does restrict me from wanting to leave my house but I havent ever been diagnosed with angoraphobia. And most usually I am able to talk myself into getting outside...now going into a crowded store is a totally other situation.
I am not too sure how one feels exactly with this specific disorder. I think there are some people on the anxiety forum who do have this and could explain it much better and give you some ideas on how to get a handle on it or at least on how to be able to go out with your son's tomorrow. I will copy your post over there and see if anyone replies. Once I do that I will post here again with a link to that forum where you can just click and find your post since it wont be posted by you but by me. Okay? I truely hope someone can give you some insight into this. Happy Mother's Day to you
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Okay Mary-Ellen, here is the link to your post in anxiety forum http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=9&m=808341
Lets hope people respond...they are really good over there about that.
Thank you for your kind words. I am not sure it is agoraphobia (sp??). I am afraid I will run into someone from work (I have been off work for the past month dealing with this depression) and I just do not know what to say?? No one from work has called over the past month to see if I am still or alive or when I might be coming back. As I said before I am not sure it is agoraphobia or panic attacks, maybe it is just shame and guilt for being depressed?? I know that sounds silly but there it is. I have been depressed for a long long time and this is the first time I have sought treatment. I find the wellbutrin (I have been on it for a month) gives me lots of energy (I can get out of bed and get work done around the apartment) but I am still depressed?? Once again thank you for your help, it is good to talk to someone who has an idea of what I am going through.
doesnt sound like agoraphobia to me, just depression, the wellbutrin may help more later
I suggest you get out and about every day, this will make you happier