Feeling traped but need to go out what to do.

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   Posted 6/10/2009 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
rolleyes  I am feeling very lonely I am traped in my house with no one around me. My husband just started a new job and is gone all day again. I was starting to feel better even went out on my own a few times and did not have that bad of anxiety. Now I feel like I am stuck here. I also have a baby shower to go to on Saturday for a family member and the thought of it makes me sick to my stomac even though my mom and grandma are going with me. I feel like even though it is my family they will still judge me and we are going to be in a public place. The thought of having anyone talk about me right now is stressing me out. I have gained quite a bit of weight because of my meds and this worries me. Is there anyone who has had to cope with this type of situation before? I do not want to back out like I have in the past. Even though I am lonely I realy do not want to go out at this time. It is very confusing. Need some help.

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   Posted 6/10/2009 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I go through this every time we have family gatherings. A lot of times I have come up with excuses not to go. Finally, I wrote an e-mail to everyone stating my feelings. I'm usually insulted in some way or the butt of jokes. It doesn't make for a good time. I haven't attended any family gatherings since.

If the thought of a family gathering makes you anxious, there's something in your subconscious that is bothering you. The way I see it is, if you're an adult, you can choose whether or not to go to these parties. Don't let guilt set in. Your health is number one right now.

Remember you are not trapped at home. You can begin exercising, gardening, volunteer work, go to the mall, experiment with cooking, etc. There are a lot of things you can be doing and having fun, too.

I've been playing tennis and doing a lot of reading. It keeps my mind off of myself. Let me know what you decide to begin doing so you'll be happier and more active!
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   Posted 6/10/2009 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you like crafts? Maybe work on creating something during the day to pass the time while your husband is away. Not only will it occupy your time, but it may give you a new sense of confidence and accomplishment when you complete something like a quilt, basket, piece of pottery. You need something to be excited and passionate about to pull you right out of that slump. Best of luck.

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   Posted 6/14/2009 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok Giving you and update, went to the baby shower and it was o.k. On my way to my moms to got to the shower I got off on the wrong freeway excit and my mom has lived at her house for 30 years! Did not leave my table and just sat there. Then when I got home started to have stomac problems like I usualy do when I have Panic or anxity. Still suffering with it today. Oh God what to do I can not leave my house with out having some kind of side effect. Anyone know how I feel or have a coping suggestion to get over this?

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