I have had anxiety and panic attacks since my early 20's and I am now 48. I managed to keep them controlled without medication and have always worked since leaving school. However last year I had to leave my job as a medical secretary due to my anxiety getting worse. Since then I have developed feelings of agoraphobia and cannot go out unless my husband takes me in the car. I cannot go in large supermarkets and have to use the smaller shops if he drives me there. I feel very isolated and like a prisoner in my own home. Does anyone else have this fear of going outside or being in crowded places. Not sure what to do but I feel really depressed and the only time I can relax is if I have a drink which is about 3 times a week.
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