Hello April and welcome back to HealingWell.
I have heard of people who become incapacitated or have separation anxiety from a hospital after spending an extended time in one. It is the fear of the real world and being on your own that is most likely frightening to you. You will be OK.
It often happens to people who stop medications or stop seeing a therapist. We become attached to the meds or the therapist and heading out on our own with no fall back is anxiety provoking.
You can do this, you have been fine before and you will be ok again. Just remember to go slow and be kind to yourself. Believe in yourself as you are a good person who is just going through a bad time.
Many of the members of this forum have been down and out and have had to climb their way back up out of a dark place.
I have a 26 year history of depression and anxiety but I refuses to let it stop me from living life as well as I can. I just stopped Antidepressants after being on one kind or another for well over 25 years. It is scary and I have days where I wonder if I have done the wrong thing but I have found the validation and caring of all the great members here has helped me to stay on track.
We are here for you too, so keep on talking to us.
Gentle Hugs to you.
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