YES YES YES
I was diagnosed with lupus and lyme disease and continued to work. As soon as treatment started and I was getting more and more sick, I was forced to stay home on disability. I live alone and my friends are all pretty busy, so I'm alone 95% of the week.
Because of this, my anxiety/depression have gone through the roof.
I'm asking my dr if I can work part time now just to get out of the house and get more exposure. Sure I can get out daily to the gym or do groceries, but I need to interact with people, even though people make me nervous
As anxiety sufferes exposure is the only way to grasp the condition.
And I think even people w/out anxiety who stay home a lot will develop anxiety from being alone too much
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