Are you like many others who live with the restrictive illness of agoraphobia? Do you dread each day getting out of bed to face yet another day feeling there’s no point to the day when you are confined to the four walls around you?
Maybe you are able to go places if you are accompanied, or you can feel safe sitting in a car. Maybe you can go short distances alone or have places, which you feel “safe” or maybe you are completely housebound.
Whatever level of agoraphobia you may be living with it can leave you feeling alone, misunderstood, absolutely panic stricken, full of fear. Some may suffer other illnesses, which accompany agoraphobia such as Anorexia Nervosa, social phobias, panic attacks, etc. Another feeling you can go through is guilt. Guilt at not being able to accompany our children or partners places.
You can feel social outcasts, as the world outside seems to continue in its momentum whilst the world for us stands still. You may feel so desperately lonely and yet fear people visiting. Well, these are some of the feelings I myself feel and I wondered if others in the same boat may find comfort in contacting people who can really understand because we are in the same predicament. Telephone contact can seem threatening whereas to email, blogging , and texting can feel safer and unobtrusive.
there are so many reasons why we may have come to feel so unsafe in the big outside world. I want to offer support, empathy and understanding to others. I will be writing other posts pertaining to this subject and would value your views and options . The more information the better, so please feel free joining me to educate others. Thank you all always and STAY STRONG!