There isn't a support group for Agoraphobia, so I thought I'd try to find out if there's anyone who wants to discuss it.
Hi, fortunately for me i am much better than i was as a child/teenager/early 20's. I used to have quite bad agrophobia though. I would remember never wanting to leave the house on my own, i thought something terrible was going to happen every time i wanted to go somewhere, and if i was alone there would be no one to protect me. I went to a drive through once with my boyfriend when i was about 18 and we had to throw out the trash and i wouldn't walk 10 metres to the bin, even though my boyfriend was watching me, we had to drive by next to the bin so i could chuck it out of the window. I used to spend nearly all my time at home, but obviously i had to go to school, so would surround myself with my friends walking there and back and anytime i wasn't in class. I understand that dealing with the problem of not wanting to be away from my house and being scared all the time was 'easier' because of my age and that i had to go to school and then work. I think it would have been a much bigger problem if i had been going through it for the first time when i was older. As i said i am much better now but i still spend the majority of my time at home in my bedroom, but i can face going to the 'corner shop'. It isn't necessarily easy but i can do it most of the time. Please feel free to share your story! I agree, there isn't enough support or awareness for agrophobia.
Hi yeah I take diazepam for agoraphobia and ptsd. It takes 30 mgs for me to go to my mail box. I was an abuse victim and it cost me my pregnancies. Every time I sleep I relive it but my now husband has been a good support. My Dr suggested immersion therapy and my husband took me to a mall and disappeared just as the dr told him to. He found me in a corner out of my mind. Took him 3 hours. Not a good therapy! And once I was home I hid for two days to scared to come out to eat or drink and I didn't sleep for five days. They upped my dose to 60 mgs. That's just to see the dr (a new one). That has helped a lot. but i haven't found any group support.
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