The fear and or anxiety of confinement. Feeling trapped when in closed places or too close to others, the urge to break free...and so on..I'd like to hear others definitions and hope we can support each other.
I did a search for claustrophobia in support groups because it's a suffocating part of my life, I am working through. I am normally a private person, but the void is there, so I'll enter the frey..be that what may.. I have never created a group before, nor do I intend to ask anyone to join. Do as u will. It's here. Hopefully it helps someone. I'll tell my most recent 'event' please feel free to leave me any advice as I go back to my Dr in 2 weeks.
So, my usual psychiatrist is on vacation ( I have insomnia and I suffer panic/anxiety attacks) I am on a low dose antidepressant to sleep and another med for anxiety attacks (ps I also get migraines) I'm already terrible at story telling haha! Ok let's start over , my Dr went on vacation and I was to see the alternate Dr at his office. The alt Dr was located in a storage closet behind the reception area. A makeshift office with zero space to walk through. The dr was asking me many questions which were inappropriate as I was only there for my refills, I was not her patient. I couldn't think straight or even make eye contact, I felt like a bird flapping its wings against a window like I was trapped against my will and I couldn't get out. The door was behind me , everything was squished together.
Ok so that's all for now, it just dawned on me that writing about/ and probably for u reading about claustrophobia is highly triggering ( which is why they didn't have a group!) One last thing, my Dr knows that I have this- and he knows that I was going into his former filling closet, I want to say something to him, but not end things on bad terms should I decide to go elsewhere (he's in most the local hospitals by me- so that wouldn't be prudent- although I really would love to give him a piece of my mind) any advice as to how I should go About mentioning that situation to him? I was a wreck for 3 days straight after the apt and my heart starts racing right now just at the thought of it. Thank you for taking the time to read this.