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olivia of course
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   Posted 3/25/2010 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   

I thought my anxiety was in control. But lately, I find myself isolating myself from the outside world. I do not feel depressed at all, so I am a bit surprised why I find it uncomfortable to get out of the house. Sometimes I even get dressed/ready, sit on the couch and stare at the front door for hours without walking through it. I find myself overwhelmed with the thought of leaving the house. I push myself to get out of the house at least 1 day a week to get some fresh air, but that is even done with great effort.

My pdoc put me on Celexa and have only been on it a few days, so far no change. I was wondering how others deal with agoraphobia in their life?


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   Posted 3/25/2010 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey there, hello my friend. I have been having the same feelings lately and each night I go to bed with a goal that the next morning I will get up and get moving only to feel afraid and end up staying at home where I feel safe.

The problem of course is I recognize this is unhealthy behavior on my part. idea

I know I have had some tough times this past year and my husband just had surgery so I put that on my stress side = anxiety and a kick in of my depression.

Can you identify anything that may have triggered your feelings of wanting to you feel if you stay at home you are safe and will not have to deal with the anxiety or depression?

I have a great therapist and with her help I can usually work out why I am feeling overwhelmed and want to hide out. I hope you have someone special to talk with and do keep coming here talking with us as you are not alone and you will get past this.

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   Posted 3/26/2010 1:42 AM (GMT -6)   
  Boy do I know how your feeling, lately I just want to stay in my bedroom, leaving the house is a big chore, only thing that gets me out is my husband is sick and a amputee so I HAVE to go out to the store, bank, errands etc. I go with great anxiety and panic, and I cant wait to get back home, I cant drive anymore I am glad I have a son who is so good to me he helps me out a lot, I have been going though some really tough times the past few months the stress is almost unbearable, I know I have health issues that are not anxiety related but even to scared to write on here what they are for fear of reading something bad,to scared to go to Dr to find out what is wrong. I wish you all the luck, and hang in there from experience I know how hard it is but do try to go out a little everyday even if it is the front yard, and then a little further day by day. 
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   Posted 3/26/2010 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Since i was so ill i hv been in the house constantly
i just started making self walk to store so i get fresh air
i was always outgoing into all kinds of things
i am starting therapy next week to help with this as well as learning to cope with myself being deaf and
how others treat me ......
hoping you get thru this
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