When I last saw my doctor I felt disbelief and surprised to read in the disability form that I wanted her to fill out for me. This is what she had written. Difficulty leaving her home due to lack of social skills. She is partly accurate, because basically I only venture outside of my home when I have appointments with my family physician, counselor and medical tests. If I don't happen to schedule any appointments for myself. I find myself housebound and just don't feel the need to go out.
Several months ago. I had a major panic attack and was taken by ambulance to the local hospital where after they had given me a series of tests found nothing physically wrong with me. All the exams that they had done all came back negative. But when I went to see my doctor she came to the conclusion that I had a panic attack. And since then I have been more reluctant to leave my home unless my husband is able to accompany me. I imagine now that the reason am unwilling to venture outside is, because I fear I will have another panic attack. For me it is more about feeling self-conscious and noticed.