I know how it gets when we get anxious. But it sounds like you are fighting hard to keep it under control. If I might ask, how long have you been on the lexapro. Sometimes it takes a while to fully get into our systems.
I know that when we are secluded so to speak, that it gets hard to get out. I could be a hermit if I didn't have doctors appointments and didn't have to go and do errands. The more that I stay in, the harder it is for me to go out. But I realize that staying in all of the time isn't actually healthy. Though it is easy. So keep trying and keep up the good work. You are fine, remember that, and take baby steps when it gets hard for you. You will be okay, I just know it.
Keep posting and we are here to help you, hopefully somebody will come on with some coping tips for you. All I can say is breathe. And when it is over pat yourself on the back and let out a relieving sigh.
Luv and hugs, Karen
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies