I have always had anxiety but the last year I have stopped going out of the house. Well last time I went out was End of July. My four adult children don't know how bad I have become. My husband has dementia and multiple health issues and I am his carer. I have shopping delivered weekly. Yesterday I forgot to order plain yogurt needed for a recipe to cook a meal for my son. So now I am in virtual melt down anticipating going to my local shop. I am also very ove weight, unable to get started on yet another healthy eating campaign that will lead to weight loss followed by regain. I hope someone in this group can identify.
The Lord is my light and my salvation. Who shall I fear?
Fitness Minutes: (10,206) Posts: 898 2/7/09 12:19 A
Hello I am new to this group...but I suffer from this everyday I breath. I stay in the house for months only to go out when my Hubby goes with me. I am so afraid of being outta control out there in the big bad world. We had to move to the country because I could not function in a city setting. I don't know if there's help for me !!
Smile..they'll wonder what your up to.
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Fitness Minutes: (3,615) Posts: 325 10/10/07 3:21 P
Agoraphobia is defined by the Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary as an "abnormal fear of being helpless in a situation from which escape may be difficult or embarrassing that is characterized initially often by panic or anticipatory anxiety and finally by avoidance of open or public places".
Agoraphobia can be a potentially disabling condition; some agoraphobics may become housebound for months or even years at a time. Other agoraphobics are only able to venture out into certain places that are within a personal "comfort zone", some can only go out when accompanied by a companion, and some are able to be quite functional in society but with great difficulty and discomfort.
Fortunately, agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder that is very treatable! Certain types of therapy and drugs can help agoraphobics to get back out into the world again.
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