Phobias

Hi I have suffered anxiety at various degrees most of my life I was on 20mg. Of paroxatine for about 10 years and was able to live a relativly normal life working shopping etc 5years ago something bad happened within my family since then I've had generalised anxiety all the time and two massive dips and have also developed phobias vomiting and fears of losing control of my bowels if I have to go out this gets worse so I'm on the loo about 10 times then end up taking immodium I am seeing a therapist who says the only way to beat phobias is to take risks etc no immodium but to me that's so huge if I lost control of my bowels I would never go out again I'm know on 40mg of citalopram and doc wants me to start pregabalin. Has anyone else had this problem and have they had pregabalin .

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  • You poor thing, I have had this in the past, about vomiting and diarrhoea. It's truly frightening. I understand what your therapist is trying to say. This is a fear of losing control and being exposed in public. One option is to bring the immodium instants in your bag, so you know they're there if you need them. That may allow you to take risks one step at a time

  • Hi thesme thanks for your help how did you overcome your phobias ?

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