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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 6/28/2009 12:46 AM (GMT -6)   
it has been a long time since i have posted on here due to i got better for a while but now i have relapsed confined to my home ONCE AGAIN! i cannot go through this for another 3 years i do not have the strength to go on like this but yet i dont have the strength to carry out the unforgiveable sin i need help and i need it bad i am a sufferer of agoraphobia , severe anxiety, depression, and panic attacks someone help me please..

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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 6/28/2009 1:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,

I am new to this site but I can see that you haven't posted on here for a long time so you should congratulate yourself on having been better for quite a while.

I am sorry to hear that you have a relapse and empathize with how you are feeling.
Is it possible for you to make an appointment as soon as possible to see your doctor or obtain a referral to a pyschologist /counseller in order to identify what triggered this latest relapse and manage the anxiety& depression?

Until then know that you are not alone, all the members and posts on this site confirm that.
Life goes through highs and lows for all of us at different times and in different degrees. Some of us are more sensitive to this than others.
All humans need some support at different times of their lives and in different ways. We suffer setbacks ( health, relationships, life issues) then we make improvements in these areas. For some its a tougher challenge than others.

Treat yourself well, try to focus on something or someone that you love or enjoy and in the meantime, express yourself on this site until you can speak to a professional about this.

You got through it last time and did really well. I believe that you can do it again.

Take lots of care,


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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 341
   Posted 6/28/2009 3:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Potluck,

Nice to hear from you. Even though the situation isn't so great.

I to am stuck at home. Been 3 years for me as well. Kinda stinks don't it. I'm starting to go stir crazy! These walls feel like they are closing in on me. I've been so desperate for a change I'm repainting my walls. Which has NOT been fun. But I need something to change.
Reruns and more reruns on t.v. Fancast has became a whole new t.v for me. No visitors. Kids are going nuts being stuck at home for the summer as well. Oldest is driving me batty wanting out of the house.

But you did do it once. Keep up the fight and you can do it again. You are strong. Just need to remember that and take it one baby step at a time. Start now while its not to set in and work hard to over come it. You can do it.

My case is a little different. I live in the sticks for one. 15 miles outside of town. And no vehicle to get around. So hubby does all the leg work for me. Shopping, cig runs etc. We don't have cabs or buses that run this far out of town. So I'm stuck. But I am hoping that by next year I'll have my camero up and running! Well its running just needs a lot more work before its road worthy.

Again stay strong. You can do it again!!.

Take Care


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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 6/28/2009 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
i thought i had finally broken the boundries of my mind till 2 days ago when i went out and had a panic attack cause a car pulled out in front of me that triggered the fear once again i appriciate the feed back and yes you're right i did it once i can do it again i was in counceling but it was a short term treatment plan so they had to let me go due to my time was up on their plan im trying to get back in but its sunday and cannot talk to someone until tomorrow its just so horrible my body is so run down from fighting i get sick all the time , always light headed, dizzy.. but i know that is just cause of the anxiety and not concentrating on breathing right i will tell u how i overcame this the first time , 1, i went to counceling, 2 i did exposure therapy it helped alot i would recommend it and i will do it again i'm 32 years old and have a long life to live and will not be a prisoner of my mind anymore.

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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/30/2009 5:17 AM (GMT -6)   

What do you think caused you to have a relapse? I know how difficult it is to experience relapses, especially when everything was going so well, as I've also experienced this.

What you can do is to examine the reasons why you are having agoraphobia, severe anxiety, depression and panic attacks. And then, set realistic goals in order to overcome those such as going out with your family on short trips until you get used to it. And when you feel confident enough, try going out on your own. It is also very important for you to remember all the past successes that you have had when you were able to overcome your condition. Always dwell on your successes so as to give yourself enough strength, courage and determination to see to it that you recover from this illness once and for all.


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   Posted 6/30/2009 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Potluck,

Good Morning.  It has been a long time since we have heard from you, way back in 2007. :-)

I am glad to hear you are willing to go back to counseling and work on getting back to feeling better.  I know how tough it is to realize anxiety can creep back in and knock us down but I believe in you and you will overcome this bump in the road.

You have my prayers and support.

Take care,



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   Posted 7/1/2009 1:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I was going to suggest that you try to remember how you got through this before. Keep a journal so you'll always have your accomplishments within your grasp. You will make it through this!

I was agoraphobic for about 15 minutes years ago. That's one thing I refuse to be. I forced myself to go to the grocery store, the movies, on trips. I carried a paper bag for hyperventilation. I knew panic/anxiety attacks wouldn't kill me so I just did it.

Life is too short to be afraid to go outside. Begin by walking around the outside of your house. Slowly increase your exposure to the outside. If panic arises, float through it or go back into the house and try again later.

You guys can do this!! Don't give up!
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