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Anyone else suffer from agorophobia?

Asked by jhellion1031 (108points) August 30th, 2014

I am 33 years old & I have always had a kind of social anxiety but over the past 5 or 6 years things have gotten progressively worse. It’s getting harder & harder for me to leave my house. When I do force myself to get out it starts a ticking clock in my brain that always counts down to a blinding panic episode. I have panic episodes any way but the ones brought on by being in public are a different type of beast. I’m calling them panic episodes instead of panic attacks because panic attacks are relatively short lived, maybe 3 or 4 hours tops, but these can last for days. I’ve even had a couple that lasted more than 2 weeks. Anyway, I guess I’m just wondering if anyone else in the collective has been, or is still currently having similar problems. Can I get past this? Or is this the end of any kind of normal life?

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