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arymichele
arymichele

Does anyone else on here have anxiety so bad that it inhibits them from wanting or being able to leave their house?

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Hidden
Hidden

Well, hello and welcome to the world of people who do not or did not want to leave their houses at onetime or another. lol Sometimes I think we should be called Anxiety, Inc.

You're at the right place, many have gone through this.

What's happening with you? :)

arymichele
arymichele in reply to Hidden

My anxiety has me feeling terrified to do just about anything, it's hard for me to even leave the house and get into my car alone or to go anywhere. I know it will get better, I just want to help it along.

I was like that a month ago. I could not gotten somewhat better without medication and therapy. At first I was only able to go out with someone and now I can go some places by myself like work and appointments. I still prefer to go with somebody especially shopping ( I used to love shopping alone). I also now like to go on walks by myself and ok to be by myself where before I couldn't. I still have a long way to go but med/therapy combo is slowly helping. Let me know if you would like any specific suggestions.

Glad to hear you are doing well.

Hidden
Hidden

Yes. Its very irritating. I'm not afraid to leave my house. But I'm afraid to do things (social anxiety) so I usually feel trapped inside my home. Even going for a walk sets off my anxiety, because I don't want to walk past anyone. Everything makes me nervous.

arymichele
arymichele in reply to Hidden

Thank you for sharing this with me, it's helpful to know sometimes that you're not the only one feeling this way. And it's hard to talk to people who have never gone through these issues, it's like you're speaking a different language to them lol

Hidden
Hidden in reply to arymichele

Totally! Its very awkward trying to find people who relate. A lot people don't understand. But you are not alone ☺ It is reassuring to know that there are other people who have the same anxiety. It helps.

arymichele
arymichele in reply to Hidden

I agree, it is reassuring 😌

arymichele
arymichele in reply to Hidden

I hope that things will get easier and better for you! It's really nice to have these support groups...we're all here for each other!

I also get anxiety when going somewhere. This weekend we are supposed to go camping and I am already nervous. I use to love camping and now I don't feel like going because I am afraid I will have a panic attack.

arymichele
arymichele in reply to Solete

I'm sorry to hear that, I really hope that you will find the strength to go this weekend! I can definitely understand, I've felt that way recently more often than not. I use to LOVE work and what I do, now I can't find it in myself to go into work; I'm so terrified of having a panic attack at work or while I'm out of the house, it controls what I do.

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