- Oct 2, 2021
So I have been poking around in various threads here and I think I am a new sufferer of agoraphobia. I am to afraid to be left alone, to afraid to drive anywhere by myself, and in constant agony. I have been watching videos for meditation and trying to get out as much as possible but the only thing that seems to help me is if I take one of my xanax. I am needing more than ever before and am terribly afraid of becoming dependent on them. I have worked from home from a number of years so I am sure that is not helping and am an avid gamer. I try to spend as much time as I can away from the computer. I am going to join a 24 hr gym tomorrow down the road so hopefully I can try driving there with no issues. My anxiety is at its worst when I am trying to fall asleep. I was up til 4am yesterday then finally fell asleep and then woke up at 7am with a crazy panic attack. I was supposed to get my wife from the airport for noon but couldn't do it. I am supposed to see a therapist via zoom on the 14th and have another one on the 20th but any advice is appreciated. I try to keep as busy as possible even bought a fidget spinner while I am working.