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anyone else worry about getting back from places?

Since the return of anxiety I notice that I don't really worry that much about going to/being at places but I really worry about getting back incase I suddenly feel ill...it is unfortunate that it has happened to me recently and the 10 min walk home felt like the worst 10 mins ever

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Yes it's funny I am the same....going is ok coming back is hard..

I am planning a trip at the weekend and going I will be fine , I dread coming back, my anxieties will kick in...I wonder if when I'm going somewhere I feel ok on the journey because its something different..

Not really sure, but can empathise with you

Sue xx

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Maybe its home, where the remembered thoughts of anxiety arise, or maybe loneliness, sadness.

For me I love coming home, but when I'm out, I want to stay out and practice, enjoying the day.

B

xxx

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I worry about the journey there and partley the way home.... As soon as I see things I know that's close to home I relax a little. X

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I'm the same as squidge I worry about going but feel fine if I'm on the way home

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I can relate to this, although I hate travelling and experience anxiety going to places, it's the idea of being at a place and feeling ill/ having a panic attack and feeling the need to return home immediately that fills me with fear. I think it's a feeling of being trapped and away from the familiar and the comfort zone for me.

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Personally, I can't travel to areas I'm not already familiar with (outside my 'comfort zone') so I don't think I'd be in the same position as you. But maybe if I did feel confident enough to go somewhere 'different' I would make sure I had arranged the means to be able to escape quickly and get back to my 'safe place'.

In my teens and early twenties in the 80's I would travel up to London from Surbiton to visit clubs, I loved the scene. Nothing phased me, I didn't worry about how I'd get home.....but then lots of negative things happened and my panic disorder developed........

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I always feel anxious when returning from somewhere, even when walking over the road to the shop with my husband, strangely i can also walk around the block with him if we carry on one way but as soon as i look back and realise how long it would take me to turn around and walk back i start to panic.

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