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Agoraphobia brought on by panic/anxiety attacks on transport. Need advice!

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Hi everyone!

I need some advice as I'm getting really frustrated with myself.

About 11 months ago, I had a panic/anxiety attack on the bus and almost threw up. I thought it was a one off but since then it has happened almost everytime I travel on transport and I don't know how to stop it. Initially I thought I was dealing with motion sickness which came on very suddenly but now I just don't know.

I had social anxiety and agoraphobia previously but a course of CBT really helped that but this is somehow worse and the thought of travelling anywhere just makes my stomach turn and I get panicky and rather nauseated.

I've tried all I can in terms of the motion sickness but I think the panic is what sets it all off.

So does anybody have any advice to stop myself associating the panic and nausea with the travelling so I can actually get on with my life?

Walking isn't really an option because I think this has brought the agoraphobia back with a vengeance and I just am really struggling with this. It's making me feel like a let down to so many people because I can go out and do simple things and I can tell people are getting fed up with me.
 
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Hi

Welcome to the forum. :welcome:

You might find reading this web pages useful:


Having used it personally, I recommend this book:


If you can work through the steps outlined in the book it can change things really rapidly.

Good luck!
 
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