I DID make a first step to overcome Agoraphobia,however can't get out of the House daily (for several reasons).I don't have a Vehicle,I live in a small and rural Area that has no form of Public transport and the only Person I trust enough (at the moment) to take me places is my Sister Friend who doesn't get out much herself.She was a Housebound Agoraphobic for 4 Years and still has Agoraphobic tendencies..I'm 35 and had Anxiety,Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia since age 22..my Agoraphobia is much worse the past 6 1/2 Years because my Grandmother and Step-Mother died.It got really bad after Grandma's death,but really got bad after Mother's.After my Mother died,it got so bad I could no longer go to curb and get my mail or take trash to receptacle..
Thank you..am trying to hang in there!
I am so sorry you are having a tough time right now. I guess the best I can do is listen to you and support you, however, I too would like to see you make an appointment with a physician. I fear you will only become worse if you do not get professional help.
You made it to renew your driver's license so you have that to be proud of. I will give you the link to the online CBT therapy and perhaps it will help you to work through the program. It does not take the place of one on one counseling but at least it is something.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
Thank you.The last Physician I saw on a regular basis who prescribed Xanax refused to see me when I called Month's ago to schedule an appointment.I'm gonna browse through the Directory and try and find a Physician who will see me.I need to find one who will be willing to take the time,understand and listen.It has been over 6-1/2-7 Years since I last saw a Doctor,so there is lots to be said.I don't think it can get any worse than it already has been.I am keeping Fingers crossed that the next time I go out will be as smooth as Friday was.Thank you for the link will check it out..
Thank you to each and everyone for the words of encouragement and positive support.Greatly appreciated..
I am glad we could be of help and please stick with us. At least you can let off some steam here and we will not judge. Everyone here understands anxiety.
Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 6/5/2008 8:15:41 AM (GMT-6)
peacesoul speaks straight from the heart and life experiences. Thank you so much for sharing and your words are right on. When I had my meltdown in 2006 I would cry because I would make a goal to leave the house and get ready only to burst into tears of fear. It was fearing what "Might" happen just as peacesoul stated. I finally have relaized to think about "What is the worse thing that could happen and will I live through it?" Yes I will................and I do. I still have times I nearly break the sound barrier driving home as the anxiety has kicked up and I need my safe house.
I know you will make it Syndnee, just take those baby steps toward your goal and soon they will add up to be giant steps.
This is exactly the problem.I don't want to feel Anxious or Panicky in front of People and you are right again..no one gives a $hit!Fainting is one of my fears too..you seem a very strong,brave and courageous Person!I have walking work-outs I got for my Birthday,but will honestly admit I haven't tried yet.I told my Sister Friend I wish we could walk the track at the Park in Town at least 3 times per Week.When the Disorder and Agoraphobia first came on,I went to Therapy and Doctor's appointments and could go outside,but have been completely Housebound after the deaths of my Grandmother and Step-Mother.I am trying to get mad at the Disorder and Phobia,but it scares me and the fears make me turn inward.I get mad at things done to my late Parents and myself..