Welcome to Healing Well and the A & P Forum. I am so sorry that you are going through so much emotional pain right now.
I went through an episode of not wanting to leave home last summer. I would get very anxious and want to go right back home to my safe space.
I avoided all family events and than I would feel so guilty and cry , asking my husband if I would ever get better. He always said "Yes, You will get better"
Please know you have come to a safe place where people know what you are going through and we are here to help you. Take our hands and let us help you through the maze.
Stay with us hun, and we will be your rock. Post your feelings, get it out.
You are on the right track with therapy and CBT. Gentle Hugs to you.
Good Morning Wen,
I am checking in on you and want you to know we are here so just keep on believing that you will get through this bad time, it just takes time and lots of work and the support of these wonderful members . You have friends here so keep posting.
Take our hand.................let us help you.
Post Edited (stkitt) : 8/19/2007 9:01:54 AM (GMT-6)
Just wanted to check in on you and see how you are doing today? I hope that you will keep coming here, it really does make a difference to have people who understand what you are going through to support you. Hang in there, you will get through this.
I hope you believe that this difficult and unpleasant situation will end. Remember to set your goals small and attainable and take bay steps. If you fall back, start let it go and start up again. We are here to help you and support you.
You are not a loser, put another word in place of that when thinking of yourself. I will let you choose the positive word to describe yourself. :)
It sounds like you are doing pretty well with getting out. I know you want to be completely independent again right now, but that will take some time for your nerves to heal and your confidence to re-build. Right now you have to give yourself lots of credit for still getting out even if it's with your husband or friend. It's steps like that that will keep you going in the right direction. As Kitt said, this will not last and you will get through it. Keep hanging here with this great group of people, they will help you so much! Hope you have a great day!
First of all hugs for you. This is the illness kicking in, some days you can be fine and meet your goals. Then all of a sudden you have a down day and today seems to be that day for you.
Try not to worry but just stay in today and do what makes you comfortable. Tommorrow is another day. Don't anticipate if is going to be a good day or bad day, just get up and live it. I know you can overcome this phobia.
Take care and keep posting.
I think Kitt said it all perfectly. This is the way this illness works, good days and bad. I've been through the same thing where I've been able to go out one day and can't leave the house the next. There have been days that I've been uncomfortable going into my own basement! You'll get through this really tough phase, just use your cbt and try not to let your symptoms get the best of you! Take care!
Do you like to read? If you think you are in a place where you feel comfortable reading about panic/anxiety, you may want to check your local library or buy some books off of amazon, (I buy them used from them), and start learning more about this disorder. I've read alot of books on the subject, and it does help to have a solid understanding of what you are going through. My favorite author is Claire Weekes, she has several wonderful books that really help me feel better. There are lots of others out there, and maybe a few others on the board here would offer up there favorite books/authors too, if you are interested. Keep posting, we are all here for you!
You will not be like this forever, you will get through this tough time and see better days. You are doing the right thing by learning as much as you can about your disorders. The more you know the better! I should have mentioned to look for books on e-bay as well, sometimes amazon has better deals, but others are cheaper on e-bay, so take a look there too. Hang in there, you'll make it!