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What is agoraphobia?

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Wolfy123

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Hi guys,

So I did slight research on what I might have. And I think it might be agoraphobia.

Can anyone tell me more about it?
Share experiences?
Maybe have some tips on how you can deal with it?

I'm struggling, I'm very lost right now and it would be nice to know that I'm not alone😥
 
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Really you need to talk to your doctor as they might be able to diagnose you better and help, but from what I know Agoraphobia can be a fear of being away from your home or standing with a group of people plus a fear of transport of any sort. Hence why you need to see your doctor and talk to them.
 
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Really you need to talk to your doctor as they might be able to diagnose you better and help, but from what I know Agoraphobia can be a fear of being away from your home or standing with a group of people plus a fear of transport of any sort. Hence why you need to see your doctor and talk to them.
Thanks for the advice, I'm trying to get an appointment to figure out what's wrong. But the waiting list is really long for that over here. They told me it'll probably take 6 months😥
 
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6 months my god that is so long, I am sorry to hear that. All I could say is try and take small steps and don't rush.
 
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I believe agoraphobia occurs when one is concerned about being able to escape from a potentially threatening situation with the fear of having a panic or anxiety attack.
 
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I believe agoraphobia occurs when one is concerned about being able to escape from a potentially threatening situation with the fear of having a panic or anxiety attack.
Right now I'm too scared to leave my house. I can't go anywhere because of panic attacks, so right now I'm avoiding all the situations that can cause a panic attack.
 
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Right now I'm too scared to leave my house. I can't go anywhere because of panic attacks, so right now I'm avoiding all the situations that can cause a panic attack.
I am having the same problem..it was bad before the covid shutdown, now I can't seem to make myself go anywhere. I am doing online therapy hoping to get help. Just know you are not alone!
 
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i think people look at me i use a walking stick im 68 my legs arnt great i cant walk to our shop alone ,going on a bus or train i cant do that either its not very nice
 
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