Ask your family doctor about
Therapy. This therapy is very helpful when one has panic disorder, depression etc. It will really help you, so please make sure to ask your doctor about
Sounds like you're becoming agrophobic, can't leave the house much...It IS scary because your world and comfort level is shrinking...The negative thoughts and feelings are out of control. I know exactly how you feel as I've been in your shoes Amy. You're not alone, so please continue posting. So many of us have gone through this and once you get help, fight it as hard as you can, try to learn about
anxiety and depression, bipolar etc., you'll feel abit better. Learn not to be as scared of it and take back the control.
Takes time, but with the right therapist helping you, gathering friends, support from online and offline friends you can do this! Come to chatnights, talk about
it, post about
When you go out, bring a friend or a family member with you. The more you avoid going out, not going to certain places, the more you're teaching yourself that behaviour
is OK...And it's not. All of what you're experiencing is learned behaviour
and all of it can be "untaught" and "Undone" by retraining the brain, relearning how to think more positively.
Get some sleep and post back soon.