I Am Agoraphobic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 190 People

    Everyday Is Getting Harder To Cope With

    I have been unable to leave my home alone well the furthest is end of road,I can go shopping only if partner is with me but freak if to many people there 😠, I not been able to work in last 2.5 months no1 is helpful including one of the GPS i saw starting talking therapy next...
    nessyno nessyno
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Sep 26, 2013

    I have been housebound

    for over a year
    Hashigirl777 Hashigirl777
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 17, 2014

    What is a Panic AttackA very important question

    if you're struggling with this condition. You should really understanding exactly what's going on behind the scenes.So what is a PA?A sudden feeling of acute and disabling anxiety.`Ok, that's the textbook definition, but i don't think that clears things up too much so let's go l...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Feb 23, 2014

    Difficulties In Socialising

    My decent into the clutches of agoraphobia began several years ago after a brutal physical attack with a would-be robber. It was an awful experience that affected me greatly in my life. I tried to continue with my daily life, but it wasn't easy to keep it from showing. A year...
    thirteen31 thirteen31
    36-40, F
    2 Responses May 19, 2009

    Utter Self Consciousness

    I was diagnosed with Bipolar in 2006. This was because I had a nervous breakdown and was totally depressed. But only a few months later I experienced a high. To be honest I guess I almost entered psychosis. My irrational fear is that people watch me. I've always had this. I...
    deehitcher deehitcher
    26-30, F
    Apr 12, 2012

    Another Long Night...

    I spent last night watching out my window again for hours. It was cold so I am sick today but it felt worth it at the time. I counted cars and wondered which ones passing by were about to harm someone. I can't stop thinking everyone and everything is out to harm me but I expand...
    TheKamikazeKid TheKamikazeKid
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 21, 2013

    I Hope I Get Over This

    Hi! I am an Agoraphobic. I hate coming out of my comfort zone which does not include sports, social events nor going out. I know it's pathetic but I honestly can't help it. I have very low self confidence. I am trying to try new things to get over this phobia and thus, this...
    ProudPotterhead ProudPotterhead
    18-21, F
    Sep 19, 2013

    I Don't Know Where It All Started...

    I don't know when it all started; what was the final straw that made me decide that I could just stay in my house forever, (except to go to the grocery store or doctor, the two necessities that would get me to leave). I always had a ton of friends when I was younger, and I...
    jjslair jjslair
    36-40, F
    May 7, 2009

    When I tell people that I'm basically afraid of

    everything outside my house they laugh. I can't blame them. It's a stupid, annoying fear, but it's not irrational. The world sucks. It's a dangerous place and it's filled with stupid people.
    Eleonora13 Eleonora13
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 15, 2014

    Help Me! I Obsess Over Everything!

    Question: I have been living with panic attacks and anxiety for about 16 years. It started after I stopped using drugs. I constantly thought I was going to or was in the act of having a heart attack. Then, it started me checking windows and doors repeatedly every night, and the...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Sep 9, 2013

    Living With Agoraphobia

    I have been living with Agoraphobia for 2 years. My house is my safe zone. I can never get very far on my own when i go for walks, if i go too far i start to feel panic. Also i can't bring myself to get public transport on my own. Buses, trains etc. Im ok when im with someone i...
    TimidGirl TimidGirl
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 30, 2012

    A Dream Wasted

    I made it to San Francisco hoping my dream vacation would help with the loneliness and this depression eating away at me. I hoped it would get my mind off of my friend's murder. But it hasn't. I'm here now, alone in my room so afraid of what of outside my door I could throw up...
    TheKamikazeKid TheKamikazeKid
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 3, 2013

    I'M Afraid It Will Get Worse

    I consider my agoraphobia to be fairly minor, because I only have full-blown panic attacks maybe every two or three months. But when coupled with my introverted personality, social anxiety, and ingrained inability to interact with other humans as a result of childhood...
    groundedwanderlust groundedwanderlust
    2 Responses May 14, 2013

    Slightly Agoraphobic?

    I've never been officially diagnosed, but I have been diagnosed with social anxiety and depression.  I moved near Boston with my current girlfriend about a year and a half ago, and I'm still kind of getting adjusted. I don't know, it's not rational, but sometimes I'm afraid to...
    SpookySean SpookySean
    Feb 2, 2011

    My anxiety has recently taken a nose dive

    and now I can't leave my house alone or go to work. Its been lovely to find so many other people with the same experience. It stops me feeling so alone.
    sophieamanda08 sophieamanda08
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 26, 2015

    I have had enough, decades of battling ME

    and SA have lead to me being agoraphobic. The NHS are useless for this and the mental heath team told me they can do nothing for me as I would need to be able to attend counselling and/or therapy as they do not do home visits. I have looked into buddy schemes but none in my area...
    SAandME SAandME
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Jul 17, 2014
    freedomfry1990 freedomfry1990
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 4, 2014

    I'm Afraid...

    to write this story.... Ok, no, that was a joke... But I do have agoraphobia...and it's not really about leaving the house...although that's a part of it.  It's the fear of fear....and I AM really afraid of being afraid!  I hate it!  It makes me feel weak...
    1froggirl 1froggirl
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 22, 2009

    Hang In There, It Gets So Much Better!

    I hope everyone reading this is doing ok and making progress with their panic attacks. For those of you that haven’t read any of my posts before, my name is John and I used to suffer from brutal panic attacks and agoraphobia. My condition got so bad that for a time I couldn...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Mar 11, 2013

    I'm agoraphobic and fear the freeway

    and long straight roads. I just started driving again after 2 years but I only drive the back roads.
    roselani2005 roselani2005
    26-30, F
    Feb 14, 2016

    I Had No Idea

    I had no idea what agoraphobia was about.  Okay, maybe a little... I just thought it meant you were afraid to leave you house.  When my therapist told me I should get this anxiety and phobias book I did so, skimming over the part about agoraphobia.  Why would I...
    Bonjourchic Bonjourchic
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Aug 11, 2007

    Hi everyone, I am new here

    and I just want to share my experience!! I am recovering from agoraphobia and I know how horrible it can be. Everyday feels like a struggle when you don't know how to deal with it. I am a musician and I play in large concert halls and auditoriums. I'm also in a competitive...
    letthemusicbeyourmaster223 letthemusicbeyourmaster223
    18-21, F
    Nov 2, 2014

    There Is Life After Panic Attacks And Agoraphibia

    Hi, this goes out to all those that are suffering from panic, fear and agoraphobia, I know some days can feel pretty low but hang in there, there is life after panic attacks. I suffered through occasional panic attacks that later spiraled into a crippling 4 year battle with...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    1 Response May 6, 2013

    Today I drove the farthest I've driven in years

    and had a panic attack. I fear the freeway, going fast, and fast cars passing me or behind me. It was so scary I drove 45 on 65 with my hazards and some douche bag yelled at me to go faster....like you can go around and go about yourself. People annoy me.
    roselani2005 roselani2005
    26-30, F
    Apr 2, 2016

    It's Hard

    Every time someone commented on my agoraphobia, I'd think to myself: I'm not agoraphobic - I don't mind open spaces. A little bit of research finally convinced me that I am agoraphobic. It's not just about open spaces! Agoraphobia causes a wide range of inexplicable problems...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 15, 2010

    Just been diagnosed with mild agoraphobia.

    It explains so much. I'm currently on leave from work. I just can't take the outside world sometimes. Not only that but I'm obsessive and doing things out of the house messes with my routines I have in the house. Can't win for losing.
    Riprovo Riprovo
    31-35, M
    Nov 13, 2014

    You Cant Rely On A Crutch To Overcome Panic

    Before reading, just remember that this is my personal experience, everyone has their own goals and personal situations to deal with. If you're on meds, make sure to speak with your doctors before getting off of them. Panic attacks are desperately miserable situations, there's...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Jan 20, 2013

    Having panic attacks?

    Here's some advice from Tyler Durden
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Mar 7, 2014

    I am agoraphobic and it's getting more

    and more difficult to leave my house even for once a week grocery shopping. I had a panic attack in Subway today.
    azny azny
    61-65, F
    Jun 12, 2014

    After 5 Years I Am Just Now Startin to Heal, Is Helped Me

    Understanding phobias What is a phobia? A phobia is an excessive or unreasonable fear of a specific object or situation that is generally considered harmless. In fact, if you have a phobia, you probably realize that your...
    cindy420 cindy420
    46-50, F
    Aug 26, 2008

    I am finally driving now.

    I could not drive 2 years ago because I had panic attacks. I fear the freeway.
    roselani2005 roselani2005
    26-30, F
    Feb 10, 2016

    My Battle

    hello. im emma, and i have been suffering from agoraphobia for 3 years now. i have always suffered with panic attacs since the age of 16 , and i have been able to control them to a certain degree sometime being panic free for 7 years . suddenly after a break in my panics they...
    emma35 emma35
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Jul 31, 2009

    Getting Better.

    I've made a lot of progress lately and I'm so happy to be able to say that. There was a time, this time last year, where I feared I'd be stuck in my house forever. It was terrifying.  But to anyone who is in the worst of it right now, just know that there IS a light...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 5, 2009

    The Dream Was Over...

    I was a vibrant young free spirit, travelling the world, experiencing things most people only get to dream of and even things beyond any dreams. l quit my job as a furniture maker in England and booked a ticket to Los Angeles California. I had only $300 when l landed at at LAX...
    HomelyBoy101 HomelyBoy101
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Oct 5, 2013

    20 Years And Still Going Strong!

    hi everyone i have been a sufferer of agoraphobia for many many years , at times there has been no trace of it in my character but at times its so acute i can not even go to the bin outside the front door which is a few yards from the front door, crazy i know but only a true...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer
    5 Responses May 28, 2012

    A Question I Received About Overcoming Panic Attacks.

    Question: Can u give me an advice?i love how u explained that to overcome anxiety,u shud rely on urself and not on others bcoz dependency will only make me feel hopeless and weak.I really wanna try to live again.I miss the old me so much and i want to feel the freedom again of...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    May 7, 2013

    Does fear cause real diarrhea

    or does it cause the feeling only ? http://livelifetothefullest.live-panic-free.com/2014/03/03/does-fear-cause-real-diarrhea-or-does-it-cause-the-feeling-only-.aspx Hey guys, sorry if this seems spammy, not my intention at all. I used to just paste my experiences in several...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Mar 4, 2014

    How I Overcame Panic, Fear, Hypochondria And Agoraphobia!

    I struggled with panic, fear, hypochondria and eventually even agoraphobia for years. It seemed like my mind just got stuck in this loop in which I just kept worrying. As soon as my panic kicked in, my heart started racing and I was absolutely convinced that I was on the verge...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Nov 25, 2013

    Damn you fox! Second attempt:  Having

    panic attacks? Here's some advice from Tyler Durden. 
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Mar 7, 2014

    Agoraphobic And A Few Other Things...

      I've been diagnosed as agoraphobic, no big surprise as I don't even want to leave my room! I only leave my house with my daughter to do the things that I HAVE to do (always going to the same few places and getting home asap) and besides that I will go to the doctors...
    beingquiet beingquiet
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Dec 30, 2012

    Alleviating That Excess Nervous Energy

    One of the hardest things to deal with when trying to overcome panic and anxiety is knowing what to do with all that excess energy. I know when I used to get my panic attacks it sometimes felt like I just wanted to jump right out of my skin! My heart would race at a thousand...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    May 7, 2013

    I have serve agoraphobia

    and can not leave my house. With that being said, I would still like to date. I'm in my mid 20's and I don't want to give up on the dating experience. So how do you date inside the house? Any agoraphobia dating sites lol
    forevereternal9 forevereternal9
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 1, 2015

    Its Hard Dealing With Agoraphobia

    ive had agoraphobia for a while now and it's getting me down so much,all my friends seem to be getting fed up cos of the way i am and i feel im losing what friends i have left,sometimes im ashamed to tell people that i am the way i am cos im worried what they will think im a shy...
    shygirl25 shygirl25
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 1, 2011

    Its Tourture

    Being agoraphobic is literal torture. I'm not sure which group category I fit under I saw there was, Agoraphobic, recovering agoraphobic, and slightly agoraphobic, maybe I'm just all three. When I was 16 I dropped out because I felt really uncomfortable at the school I was...
    palerose palerose
    3 Responses Mar 21, 2010

    I Hide In My Apartment All Day...

    I have barely left my apartment in the past 2 years. I live alone. I only go out to buy groceries(usually late at night at the 24 hour store, when nobody is around) and I go to my dr's appointments. I see a psychiatrist but he has never pointed-out that this is possibly...
    MelodiousWayfarer MelodiousWayfarer
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Jan 3, 2011

    Hopeful I was told that I have agoraphobia

    about 4 1/2 years ago. I have spent a long time ignoring my issues and they seem to get worse over the years. Whats worse than thay is that I dont really even understand agoraphobia or the way I act and feel. I love the out doors, as long as im not in a metro area, big cities...
    ladyJT ladyJT
    26-30, F
    Jan 30, 2014
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