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Hello. I am new here. I am a 33 yr old female diagnosed with Panic Disorder w agoraphobia. My anxiety gets in the way of my relationships, my work, and my ability to be recognized for the intelligent person that I am. I find myself cornered and feeling helpless often with no one to turn to who could understand what I have been through and what fears reintroduce themselves into my life.

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Welcome to the site! You will find many people who can relate to exactly what you described. When I am not well I have to make myself leave my house. I cannot imagine how tough it would be for you with agoraphobia.

Hi ember1012ba, I can certainly relate to what you are going through. Panic disorder which I left behind as well as 5 years of Agoraphobia which is gone. And yes you are right in that any mental health issue does dictate our lives. Know that it can be overcome. Finding ways that work for you and accepting that it doesn't have to be the end all in living a normal life.

Welcome to the Anxiety Support Group where you can meet others who can relate as well as share their own journey with Anxiety issues. (as well as Agoraphobia) Looking forward in getting to know you as we help each other find comfort and understanding. :) xx

Thank you for the support :)

I’m here for you to talk to. I feel like everyone that I reach out to thinks that im just being dramatic. I wish that were the case. I know what it’s like to be alone and have no one else who understands. I am real and I’m here and I care. There are lots of us who do.... care.


Hello. I have some experience with agoraphobia. I wish they had tools like this when I was home bound.

My depression is currently prominent over my anxiety. I am taking in a steady concentration of cookies and cream and am now masking a new problem. I feel like I have no choice but to participate in a chess game where no one wins. I play for solace and piece of mind. What have I got to loose?

Welcome Ember! Life can be so hard and we all find ourselves struggling in one way or another- you are definately not alone! Suffering a condition certainly doesn't make you any less intelligent or worthy! Please know that you are worthy and there are folks like myself rooting for you to find healing, peace and community. May this be a safe place that you can share your struggles and feel comforted.

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