I haven't left mine in 9 months and its driving me crazy, I feel so helpless and some days I can't stand it but when I think about getting in the car and going somewhere I feel panic and think its too far to go. Panic starts setting in and I feel like I could die if I try it.
19 Mar 2012
I would like you to know you are not alone . I realize my response is late but last June I went through something very similar. It started with driving and being alone in the car. I kept fighting to get pass it. I researched , therapy , cognitive behavioral therapy and even hypophysis
It all help temporarily
Finally I decided I needed to tried Mediciation I was going to a dr that prescribe bus poring and the only that that did was help me fight that it the drug itself did nothing
I kept asking the dr should I be on something else ?? She would say you can increase it ? Why would I do that if it's not helping ? I search for a new dr and believe it took time to find him . He is the best
He immediately took me off the med I was on and put me on Zoloft . It was a hard road getting on because I was very sensitive to it almost three weeks to stop the side effect I kept saying its not worki
G them one day it kicked in and I started feeling a little better
My last visit with him he added Klonopin which had subsided my aniexty . I so greatful I found him
I didn't realize until now how bad I actually was
I don't worry anymore but I still have to work daily at getting past the aniexty
I journal everyday, I exercise everyday and I keep fighting to get my life back
I am still not where I would like to be as far as my freedom but I take it one day at a time
I also mediatate
Reading about what people do to get through and trying it out helps me a great deal
Hang in there and if you need to talk I here for you
Most important you have to fight back even if it's baby steps once a day
There is hope just use the tools on this site to help you through it reach and form relationship with people on here we are here to help you
25 Oct 2011
I've been having problems with that for 5 years. Mist days I do leave house cuz I have a job. But I ran out of my paxil 5 days ago and I'm feeling horrible. Can't sleep. Feels like my inside will explode cuz I just got my meds paxil/ Xanax. I know excactly how u feel. I feel like my inside won't slow down and it miserable. I take Xanax as well and that doesn't help to much eather. I'm sorry for what ur goin through. I'm glad I'm not the only one that feels like this. I soo hate it. Can't slepp. Can't calm my inside down. It's just amazing how someone call feel like this. I sure hope u feel better
18 Jun 2011
The best thing for you man is to talk to a professional because the anxiety that i have had and that must other people is not a longterm version and could be just a reaction to a time someone experienced some anxiety because they new there life was going to be like without that perosn, or something from and or on going battle with substance abuse, or battle with a fear that is at the core of this longterm version of anxiety. Finding and developing a coping method without or in your cause as litlle medication as possiable to help you cope with the anxiety is the best thing possiable. you definitly need to talk to professional if you have isolated yourself this long bro. Your stronger than most you know you have a dissorder; now do you have the strength to face the root of what is actually causing you to have such an incrediably isolative response to being around poeple; who honestly are people you are so afraid of being around that you will never know are be a big deal to them.
Remember your at a strong point now you knew what is going on with you is negatively effecting you, so do everything you can without use and or becoming dependant of a form of medication or false strength. It could only make things harder and longer for you is why i am mentioning the as little as possiable form of medication as possiable.
25 Jul 2011
if you havent left in 9months, what do you do for food, pay bills, get your meds and friends? to me it seems you need to see a specialist in this field cause thats not normal. i use to feel the same way because i wasnt happy with my teeth problems, thats all in the past now. you ask me you need a real good dr!
7 Dec 2011
Panic attacks are usually a result of unresolved anxiety over a period of time. I got pregnant at an early age. The stress of caring for a baby at a young age and keeping up with house-hold activities was the beginning of anxiety in my life.I had my first panic attack when I was 17, it scared me so badly that each time I went some where and had a panic attack was one more place I no longer wanted to go. By the time I was 18 I could hardly go anywhere alone. For the next 17 YEARS I suffered from AGORAPHOBIA... I met a man, a friend of my husbands and shared my story with him, he told me "one day you will get better" I found it hard to believe him but he shared with me that he too had anxiety issues for years and had finally conqured them. So after a while I got really sick and I had to see a Dr. I was fortunate enough when going to emergency Dr's Office to get a Dr. who also suffered from panic attacks, I put my trust in him he started me on Xanax (a quick fix...
not a cure)and anti-depressant drug. And so I was 35 years old when I started living my life. Even today at age 59 I still find it easier to stay home than to go... and do things. I suppose I will always feel like that. But today I am in college... studying to be a nurse to give back some of the grace that has been given to me in my life.I still take an anti-depressant drug because I have to. But I want to leave you with this truth. You too can overcome your fears and anxieties. Find a good Dr. ,get on some good meds. Seek the help and advice of others. Trust in God!!! And you too will be encouraging others as time goes by. Oh yes you will! Sincerely, Vicki
28 Oct 2012
OMG, yes !! I have the same problem... most of it is because I feel exposed when i leave my house.. I hate it !! if i am forced outside when my anxiety is intense, I can't think straight and if i have to drive... wow!! that is even worse !! I am afraid of getting in an accident.
I am forced outside because of my kids or food..
Sometimes jumping in with two feet is all we can do.. My heart goes out to you..
19 May 2013
I relate to you sooo much! It's very difficult to take that step out of the closed door speaking about myself when I write... literally I couldn't get over the step to close the opened door one summer day I kept going back and forth I finally talked to myself got on the porch locked the door and ran to my car because of the bee's lol afraid of bee's! I took a drive where I know not many people know about down the shore... ever since that day in that summer I fished , kayaked, enjoyed being out! I could be around people not to far after and it only took that first step-in the winter time/change of season I do have a difficult time- it's a battle we need to conquer one step at a time.
Knowing we are not alone helps support helps understanding helps! Even though, I don't wish any of this on my worst of foes-I feel better knowing I'm not alone and no matter what no matter if someone is on step 1 or 58 we all have wisdom to share comfort and support it's up to us to say --- fill in blank I am going to go for a walk you dont control me! Even if, you get dressed and out thst door a few feet and turned around it's more than you did in 9month and you ONLY fail by not trying... I wish you the best take care!
10 Aug 2011
I feel your pain. Been goin thru this since high school. Was put on every SSRI antidepressant that are supposed to help with the anxiety but all did absolutely nothing. My Dr. suggested Remeron, an older type tetracyclic that was reformulated in 1996. He also put me on Klonopin 1mg 2xdaily. Instantly felt the anxiety dissappear and the remeron kicked in about 2-3 weeks later which finally elated my mood and helped me sleep, which is so important with anxiety. I wish you gave more details about if youre currently on anything etc. Refine your question and I hope I can help more. I wish you the best as there is nothing worse than the internal feeling of impending doom all the time. Good Luck!
28 Oct 2012
I'am in the same way maybe not as bad, I feel for you. What I do is remember the days back when I did get out and how nice it was, some days it helps it mite be just to go see my friend next door for a few minutes, she is very understanding and can tell when I just have to go but when I get back in my home mostly bed I feel better each time. Baby steps and one day at a time.Family and friends should help too, I hope you have someone in your life like that for support. Best of luck to you.
25 Jun 2011
Get mad at it! It's stealing your joy & happyness. Anger is a good motovater if used in the right degree. I got so angry and i used medication/s untill i got over it & used to being ok.When it became a habit to just start my day out. It's not going to hurt you & no one cares. You know? Were not that important,no one is. Irt's a form of selfishess on our part to think we are so important that we should have this rediculus problem/s. Who the hell are we? What do we exspect?Nothing,& that's what's going to happen-nothing! We are afraid of nothing & everything,.That when I got piissed n took back my life dam it! Get pissed,not to the point of hurting self or anyone,at the 'thing' that really isn't anything.see?Fear is the culprit,and no matter what it's all the same with or without-Think this way & it shall be. Open of a path for truth,& all good thing come walking down to greet you.
It a win-win,it always was.You deserve peace n happiness like everyone else.Take it! It's yours for the asking.Don't compare your insides with everybodys outsides.I know you'll lick it,it doesn't own you.
15 Oct 2011
I have had that feeling before when I was on depression pills. I'm currently now on anymore. My best friend that I use to calm my nerves is "balance" or "serenity!" If you have tried almost everything. Try this it is natural and side effects. Its an essential oil. It saved my life from panic attacks to suicidal. You can look into it at WWW.Doterra.com
Good luck and God bless!
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