I was there for a short time. My advice is to gradually expose yourself to the outside again. Don't live like this. It's not fair to yourself or to your loved ones. The outside world is not what is making you anxious or frightened. You are thinking negatively and it brings on anticipatory anxiety. You are bringing the symptoms on yourself.
There's a whole world out there. The rest of your life is outside that front door. Find your courage and gradually get your life back. It can be done. You can do it!
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
60 mg. Prozac, Ativan as needed.
"Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets." Paul Tournier