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.
Does anyone have anxiety so bad that they can't leave their house?
Question posted by kaylyn on 16 May 2011
Last updated on 9 September 2022
Yes! I can't stand being out in the world!!! I need to be home!! How do I manage Dr ANd dentist visits?? They are good and kind people. I just can't stand being there!!
I totally understand..
Hia all IV Been suffering anxiety and panic disorders for about 5 years all the medication doctors have put me have made so ill . I have tried fluoxetine citalopram sertraline all of these made me so bad and just couldn't leave my house I just got so bad with panic attacks it's awful feeling not wanting to see my family mates and even my own kids and husband just locked my self away so trying to find something else now . I have been told that amitriptyline work good for this but still researching about this.
I truly can relate
If want advice on panicky attacks I'm your guy.been having them since 1987 when Dr. and nurses would laugh at you say nothing wrong with you you won't die.they had no idea about panicky attacks and didn't care.witch put me in emergency room at so many hospitals costing lot of money.finally a nurse new about them and gave me .5 Xanax in sample pack they where so new and basically saved my life
I had the same problem for an entire year. I finally was able to see a Psychiatrist, and he started me on Xanax. It was a miracle worker at the time.
Yes I've been so bad at times, I would hide in my closet! Only one wish it was a walk in closet! However in my little closet i would have my flashlight, water, pillow and blanket! 3 days i stayed one time, at my lowest! I would do this periodically for years! Now i really can't let my grandchildren see this side if me! Even though i am on depression medicine now, my anxiety gets so bad, iso of literally going in the closet, i go into in my mind! I live moment to moment! ✌
Yes its going on 4 years I have been isolating myself
I too have anxiety and home bound ,but I lean on God a lot ! I shall overcome !
Yes, you’re not alone! Many tasks cause me panic, making it very hard to function! I can’t let shower head splash water on my face, it’s really bad when I need to make phone calls or even answer my phone.
Sometimes it just comes out of the blue, which I know comes from the traumatic things I have suffered thru! I had a very traumatic young childhood due to death of my baby brother which died from SIDS Fourth of July when I was 3 yrs old, parents separated after that I suffered much abuse as a child then as an adult, This guy stalked me, my 2nd brother was murdered and I was violently raped, this guy also set my family’s house on fire, did a lot of property damage to me and family near me, the guy also tried running me off the road, I almost died as well! I panic at the thought of going on a walk by myself even! People always misunderstand me and even think you’re crazy or faking! Me, I would just rather live without the panic altogether but since I can’t erase the underlying causes, this is my life! I live in a constant panic! Panic and anxiety attacks are real and very scary, not to mention exhausting!
I have GAD and take Xanax and have a really hard time leaving home, especially now w the pandemic. I find making structure of the ritual of going out helps. Once I’m out I feel better, but after awhile I wanna go home (that song “I want to go home” starts playing in my head.) Take it one step at a time. Set up an area by the front door that’s your transition zone. We’re all wearing masks, so we all look anonymous. Start w small trips out, and go home when u need to. Little by little it will get easier.
Hello everyone I started on prozac and Buspar for anxiety 25 years ago. Iwent off prozac and started Cymbalta. It drove me into breakdown. I finally got off this terrible med and went back to prozac went up to 80mgs. It did take suicidal thoughts away but I gained 50 lbs. So now so fat and can't breathe. But not suicidal anymore What would you do? My doctor switched me to a blood pressure med gained 12lbs in 10 days
I can tell you what helped me. Mindfulness helped a lot, a quick search on amazon and you will find books and audio cds. Exercise helped and so did healthy living. Cognitive-behavioral therapy may be very helpful for you. Speak to your doctor and they will refer you to a counselor. You can be the man you wish to be.
You don't have to live like that! Have you ever reached out for professional help?
I have the same problem. I cannot even go into my front yard for fear that I am being watched and that people think I look strange or awkward. Just now I have a nervous stomach thinking about it. I have lived in torture my whole life. Family visiting is hard and even entertaining my own grown up children and their partners at christmas I find difficult and I hate myself for this. I cannot prepare food in front of anyone I cannot sign my name properly in front of anyone as my hand freezers. When I was in school everyone called me the strange kid and I was bullied relentlessly. Now I am 63 and it is only worse as I cannot work and I am too young to receive the pension so we live on my husbands pension and some online sales that I have. I hate my life.
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