We are here to support each other and to share advice on any kind of Anxiety disorder, panic, phobias etc.
It's very hard to deal with anxiety alone when others don't seem to understand what each of us is feeling, but here we do care and understand. We welcome all who live with anxiety and panic.
As I read your post your sympotoms all sound like the same ones that others experience with their anxiety. The panic attacks and the phobias are awful and your Mom being sick is a huge stressor as well as your other issues.
If you can get a physician lined up does your xanax help you with the anxiety to get you to the physician's office? You might mention when you make the appointment that you have a phobia and it is difficult for you to wait in a crowded room. Perhaps they will get you into an exam room and take someone with you like your bf that knows how to calm you.
You said you have read through our forum and I hope you found some ideas on how to calm the anxiety.
Also, a phyical exam is needed to be sure you have nothing else going on and that should give you relief of some of your fears.
My name is damon. i have not posted on here in a long time. I do however read the forums from time to time . Your story touched me because of the simularities with my life. You have come to a wonderful place with healingwell. The people here seem so nice. Kind of like extended family. I contribute part of my success with overcoming anxiety to HW. I found a lot of helpful information just by reading the forums. I, like you suffered from agoraphobia. I also am a caretaker for my parent. I had PAs for over ten years. I had the pains also you are describing. Iwas trapped in my home for 4 months. I am afraid of medication so i dont think i recovered quickly as i should have. Go see a doctor as suggested and get checked out. i am not a dr. but im willing to bet you will be fine. Anxiety can mimmick almost anything you think about. I can remember having ALOT of negative and scary thoughts during my anxiety. I replaced them with positive ones and learn to breath correctly wich started me to recovery. I also tended to self scan my body for aches and pains. The first thing i did when i awoke was to observe how i felt. Sound familiar? yOU ARE THE SAME PERSON you were before this bout with anxiety. You just have alot on your plate. If your child plays outside give him a least 5 minutes. While your out there think how greatful you are for him. If you start to feel anxiety its ok. Just focus on happy thoughts. Just attempt to stay for 5 min. Dont let the agraphobia rob you of precious life. The fear you have is only the fear you give yourself. You just need to realize that your doing it. Your in my thoughts and i wish you a speedy recovery.
I just wanted to say that I am so glad so many people are responding to your post! We all care about one another here and if one person can't answer a question, usually another can! Keep your head high and you will get there in your own time!!! God bless!!!
Hey Tammy, you go girl,
Is this not the greatest site? I am so glad you got so many responses and Keep posting.
We are here for you, always.