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I Have Agoraphobia

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    Mild case. I don't think to say "afraid" to outside would be accurate but i just dont like to leave my yard. The world outside is f*cked. There are so many @ssh*les out there...
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 Jan 29

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    Figuring Out Agoraphobia - Sorry, I don't know how to post stories without using the 'share your story' thing. Anyway, I started trying to figure out what in the world panic...
    DaSSRedemption DaSSRedemption 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 13, 2012

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    Agoraphobia - hello,i found this site because i was looking for a site that may help me with my agoraphobia,i have had it for most of my life,sometimes its mild&sometimes its...
    karentracey karentracey 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 30, 2009

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    My Life With Agoraphonia - Well i'm a 25 year old female who has suffered with Panic attacks for the past  6 years.    Like with many other people i started to...
    lynnie81 lynnie81 21-25, F 6 Responses Dec 11, 2006

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    Getting My Me Back - i m a 31 yr old house wife who just found out recently i have agoraphobia bi-polar disoder as well as depression..i was hurt to hear all the things they say...
    mshurts mshurts 31-35, F Sep 14, 2013

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    My Story - Well my story is long... I have actually published a full blog on line that tells about how it happened... therapys ive tried and recommend.. plus useful website links...
    lynnie81 lynnie81 21-25, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2008

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    This is more of a question , but I was wondering does anyone drink alcohol and get drunk while having agoraphobia ?? Three years ago when I first started having really bad panic...
    babydollveee babydollveee 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    Getting Attached To Strangers - I am 18. I have had agoraphobia for 4 years which is a result of many others problems in my life. I only stay at my house and just recently, my...
    SkippingTheGoldenYears SkippingTheGoldenYears 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 7, 2012

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    I Think It Only Matters If We Think It Does - I can TOTALLY relate to you!! I've ALWAYS been an extremely extroverted, outgoing person. From my mother (with her alcoholic self) I...
    MysticWriter MysticWriter 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 11, 2006

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    It's minor, but it gets me really panicky. I'm trying to get it under control. =)
    bellx bellx 18-21, F Jan 31

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

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    Where Has My Life Gone/ I Have Agoraphobia - To start off am 30 and not had a lot of life experience. I have spent the last 10 years stuck in my home Afraid to live life. I have...
    animesam animesam 26-30, M 22 Responses May 20, 2010

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    Tired of Being Lonely - I have physical deformities and this has led me to stay indoors. Ive been doing this for a long time now, more than 5 years.  I have no friends, it...
    lance11 lance11 21-25, M 1 Response Oct 7, 2008

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    Agoraphobic - I am A 37 year old male who has suffered from panic attacks since I was 18 . My trigger was A crowd of people I did not care how bad I felt alone by myself because no...
    1woody 1woody 36-40, M 8 Responses Jan 3, 2012

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    Disappointed In Myself - I just got back from a drive with my parents and Aunt. I couldn't even make it around the block. I'm soooo disappointed in myself. I never thought I'd...
    AmazinglyAmazing AmazinglyAmazing 22-25, F 8 Responses Feb 10, 2012

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    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...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Feb 23

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    Hi *waves* - So, no surprise, my social network exists online, lol. Despite having many friends through school and hobbies, most don't like to visit me, and I don't visit them, so...
    AquaGemini AquaGemini 21-25, F 2 Responses Feb 15, 2008

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    I Think I Have Agoraphobia - I have been reading the stories on this group and it sounds just like me. I've been putting myself down for two years because ever since I moved to...
    TolstoiFan TolstoiFan 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2011

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    Please Do This With Me...<3 - My names Christine Smith. I've been dealing with agoraphobia for 2 years now and here recently I've created a facebook page to get awareness out...
    AmazinglyAmazing AmazinglyAmazing 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 5, 2013

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    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...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M May 6, 2013

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    Hi out there! Just wondering if this helps... I'm currently at my wits end because of my agoraphobia, and I can't stand it anymore. I need help. I would be very grateful to hear...
    mommio44 mommio44 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    I Have Agoraphobia, Try To Face It Again Or Let Go And Accept It - Everybody has some fears, they try to work around them, sometimes face them. I tried both...I have had...
    daeld daeld 31-35 1 Response Jun 18, 2013

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    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...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 25, 2013

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    I have mild agoraphobia. I can leave my home and I do things hours away, so I have a pretty decent sized "comfort zone". The problem is that my agoraphobia has really prevented me...
    an2012 an2012 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I hate how people think your lazy and that your using an excuse to not do anything or leave the house , people really don't understand they don't even try to I'm sick of feeling a...
    babydollveee babydollveee 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 25

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    A Draining Disorder. - I suffer from Agoraphobia and Anxiety, ever since 2009 due to intense bullying. In the early stages after being diagnosed with the disorders, I was home...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 10 Responses Oct 20, 2012

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    I love to go out and do stuff. I really am an active person at heart but I haven't lately or ever when i think back on it. In hindsight i guess i was always a bit of a "home-body...
    Kryste Kryste 18-21, F Mar 21

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    The Person I Once Was, The Person I Am Now, && The Person I Will Be <3 - As for many of my friends on here know, I do suffer from a condition called agoraphobia. Mine is...
    AmazinglyAmazing AmazinglyAmazing 22-25, F 13 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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    The Longest Story No One Will Ever Read. - I suppose it doesn't come as a shock to anyone who has this... illness... that I am sitting at home, alone in the dark, afraid of the...
    TheKamikazeKid TheKamikazeKid 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2013

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    It Comes and Goes - At my best I am a little shy, at my worst I can't leave the house, not even to get the mail at the end of the driveway. It has never been paralyzing or caused...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Mar 7, 2008

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    Round Two - I understand how you feel. Over 19 years ago I started having anxiety, which led to a major panic attack, that kept me in my house for three months. I had two small...
    JSD35 JSD35 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2013

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    Conquering My Fears, Slowly But Surely.. - I don't have crippling agoraphobia, but I am definetly very VERY uncomfortable in many social/out of the house situations.  I will start...
    dreamliving dreamliving 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2011

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    A Light At The End Of The Tunnel - As open as I am, I'm sure a lot of people can just tell I am agoraphobia (must I add its all over my stories && on my profile). I am someone who...
    AmazinglyAmazing AmazinglyAmazing 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 13, 2012

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    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...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Sep 9, 2013

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    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...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M 1 Response May 7, 2013

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    I don't like crowds or even five people in a. Room.....but my job requires me to be around crowds........and that's when my anxiety acts up......I was secluded for 2 years I do see...
    skittlrlz skittlrlz 31-35 2 Responses Jan 31

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    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...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M 1 Response May 7, 2013

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    The Trap - Hi all you wonderful people out there, I joined this group and now would like to share my story, it began with depression and anxiety and can't pinpoint exactly where it...
    Sklein1 Sklein1 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 5, 2013

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    Am I Recovering - Panic attacks and severe anxiety has kept me homebound for about 18 years. After being agoraphobic all these years I am now getting out more and more with friends...
    1woody 1woody 36-40, M 8 Responses May 29, 2012

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    4 Months Continuously In Home - This is my story, How is your life going?
    IMSAF1991 IMSAF1991 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 14, 2013

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    Not Sure What Happened....... - At one time I was in the center of all the attention, I choreographed dance shows, taught martial arts and I thrived on being the center of...
    entertour entertour 46-50, M 5 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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    I don't where to begin truthfully. For some time now I haven't gotten on EP for a while. I kind of ran away from my problems for a while now and while I was running away I'd...
    AmazinglyAmazing AmazinglyAmazing 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    Fighting Agoraphobia & Anxiety - I purchased the attacking anxiety and depression program by the midwest center and I have learn't alot of copeing skills to cope with anxiety...
    1woody 1woody 36-40, M 6 Responses Jan 8, 2012

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    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...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 4

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    Living A Nightmare - I am 20 years old. 3 years ago I was the most ambitious person. i wanted to hurry and graduate and go straight to college and graduate from there and get my...
    alexxisirene alexxisirene 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 31, 2012

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    My Life Is Soooo Different Now...A Constant Battle - I have had agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder for about 10 years now. It has progressively gotten worse over the years...
    AdamnSD12 AdamnSD12 36-40, M 3 Responses May 22, 2013

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    What Can I Do - I have struggled with anxiety for over ten years. Around 2008 though something happened and I became completely agoraphobic. I do not take any meds because I don't...
    BloodWolf209 BloodWolf209 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 30, 2013

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    You Really Never Know - What I mean by you really never know is that in life you really never know when things can be taken away from you or how. In my case, I've always had...
    strivingtobeabetterme strivingtobeabetterme 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 15, 2013

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    Creeping Dread... - ...is the best way I can describe it. This all started a couple months ago every day as I was getting ready for work. On the days when I can force myself to get...
    Oddysee Oddysee 26-30, M Sep 26, 2013

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    Forever Alone - I'm a very shy 26 year old female that suffers from agoraphobia. I really don't know what happened to me. I used to be outgoing and not nearly as shy. In fact I'm...
    xNebulax xNebulax 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 22, 2012

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