Agoraphobia & Social Anxiety Support Group

Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder, often precipitated by the fear of having a panic attack in a setting from which there is no easy means of escape. As a result, sufferers of agoraphobia may avoid public and/or unfamiliar places. In severe cases, the sufferer may become confined to their home, experiencing difficulty traveling from this "safe place."

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  • healthseeker

    Trouble leaving the house, looking for support

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    I have agoraphobia that stems from a lot of other health issues that I have.  I have been sick for about 5 years, and at first the agoraphobia was just with driving. I had a panic attack at a stop light, so after that I had issues every time I was stopped at a light. The anxiety spiralled out of control, and eventually I had a hard time driving a car at all. As I said, at first it was just with...
  • healthseeker

    Anyone interested in making friends on this site?

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    I've only been a member of this site for a few days.  I thought it was a place to get to know people that have similar issues so we can share our stories with each other, and be support for each other to help each other cope.  Is there anyone that interested in making friends? 
  • Lili08

    I need help, but I still don't want it...

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    I'm currently getting specialist help for my agoraphobia. I know I need it. I have an appointment tomorrow. The real problem is, I know I don't really want to get better. I don't like this world. I don't like people, and they don't like me. The thought of having a 'social life' is draining. I don't want to deal with people all the time. I have email penpals that I try my hardest to engage with....
  • kelli333

    Make Friends

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    I would like to meet people. I have agoraphobia and don't get out of my room much. I would love to make friends on this site as I'm very lonely.
  • CourtneyB31

    social anxiety

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    I have social anxiety i cant be around of crowded people i get alot of anxiety and get nervous  i would like to meet new friends 
  • Lizawells53

    Back to work

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    Well I survived day one. Have to admit I was sedated. I still try to avoid getting into crowded elevators though.
  • Lizawells53

    Back to work

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    Well it's back to work after a month and 1/2 disability.  Back to the crowded trains and buses. Back to that terrorizing fear when I see all those people. Back to the panic when crowds of people crowd into an elevator. I pray that I will be able to survive.
  • clarabethh

    scared

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    hi guys, i'm clara and im 16 years old. my parents don't understand my social anxiety. they get mad at me for not talking or getting an anxiety attack in public. it's becoming so bad. i'm so scared to leave my house and see people. when i'm around people, everything becomes blurry and i feel like i can't breathe. i feel like everyone is looking at me and judging me. i can't stand it. so glad to...
  • biologyml6723

    Others Think My Social Anxiety is Fake

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    Hi. I have social anxiety. I swear my parents think it's some kind of joke, and it's not a joke at all. Sometimes I'm nervous to order my own food at  restaurants, and my parents always tell me, "Why don't you just get over it?" and "Just get over it and quit being a baby." They tell me things like this. They obviously think this is some kind of game or something, but I guess they just don't...
  • Vertighost

    Coping Mechanisms

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    Hey guys, this is my first post on this forum so please bear with me....anyways my doctor recently diagnosed me with 3 different mental disorders, agoraphobia being one of them, and she highly urged me to join multiple online support groups until I can handle leaving the house to see a counselor/therapist. I was wondering if you guys had any tips to handle your anxiety/panic attacks. I try...
  • wheretheredwoodsgrow

    Frustrated with myself

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    There is this meetup I want to attend for others with depression anxiety and more but because I have social anxiety I can't seem to bring myself to go. I've been eying it for a few years and I still can't bring myself to go. I feel so pathetic. 
  • Fly304

    Having trouble staying places

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    I have agoraphohia, along with sleep/health issues and mental illness. Im tired a lot, then get very depressed, and i havent visited my family for awhile. I am afraid of feeling bad while i visit them, physically/mentally, and not being able to handle the people, the questions, the disappointment when i cant do things or just want to shut myself away. Its hours away from home. When i feel this...
  • Thedeliberates

    Couldn't reach out even if I wanted to...

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    hi my name is Rachel and I don't know if I've ever posted on a forum before. Im 25 and go to the Universiry. I texted a crisis line tonight (also for the first time) and they referred me to this forum. I'm really upset because my mom has agoraphobia and I'm worried that I have it too. I have social anxiety foe sure. I really like people and I really like socializing and being around others (in...
  • LoganGray

    I have to leave the house everyday...

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    I have to leave the house everyday... It hurts so much to leave... to take those few steps out the door everyday to see so many poeple and to get made fun of... to get treated like trash and thrown away... i cant take much more...
  • M.Stein

    Trying to prepare for the weekly 1:30 hour commute

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    I'm pursuing my degree, but the next classes I need to take are an hour and a half away from home. I've been trying to be proactive with my panic disorder/agoraphobia, but with the way things have been it makes me fearful about attending two semesters of school so far away. I have meds I take for breakthrough treatment, but when I have an attack it sets me back so far. I'm planning on exposure in...