Mind Over Matter.

I suffer from agoraphobia. Before it had started, I was such an outgoing person. Always on the go. Hanging out with friends, working, etc. Now, I sit alone everyday in my room, frightened of the outside world. I like to think it takes baby steps, and it does, but the farther I get from home, the worse the attacks can be.
marleyanne marleyanne
18-21, F
4 Responses Feb 12, 2007

It's ruining my life. I have lost jobs and ruined relationships. Most days I feel alone and misunderstood. I have seen many doctors. They are are afraid to prescribe benzos which are really the only things that help because of my past with drug abuse. Self medicating kept me from suicide. Now I feel helpless and wanting to die more than ever. I would rather be on benzos forever than "live" like this.

yes. I understand this all too well....I remember the good ol days when life use to be so fun...so normal.........I am here if you would ever like to talk.....

yes. I understand this all too well....I remember the good ol days when life use to be so fun...so normal.........I am here if you would ever like to talk.....

hi there. i have had panic disorder for many years. phsychiatrist and my medication keeps me on a somewhat even keel. i very nearly became agoraphobic. i know exactly where you are coming from. the bodily sensations can be really scarey. please feel free to talk to me anytime...