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Full Moon
1 Jun
Let me add * I guess I feel this way because I compare my life to that of someone my age who already does that.im 28 I’ve considered moving to another city we’re I didn’t depend on a car but like, I still have massive anxiety! 💔
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Maple Leaf
13 Jun
Looking for some advice, I have struggled with house bound agoraphobia for a while. Although recently I’ve been going around my city in the comfort of my girlfriends car. A lot of stuff has gone on while moving house and in turn has left us with no option but to stay with her dad for a while. The only problem with this is that it is 300 miles away. I feel like I could push myself to get there but I am worried about having a complete breakdown once there. So my question is, does anyone think it is too big a jump to do just now? Or is it dangerous? Thanks for reading I know it’s lengthy
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Deciduous Tree
21 Jun
This pandemic had really tucked me up as an immunocompromised person. I was just making plans to do things and expand my circle and then this happened and now the govt is reopening the country to help the economy and I’m more scared than ever
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Mango
29 Jun
How does everyone deal with their agoraphobia?
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Lemon
12 Jul
Does anyone else have major issues staying the night at someone else’s place? Even if it’s my boyfriend or my best friend I have a hard time with it, like I just prefer to be home in my own bed. I honestly can’t tell if this is anxiety or preference. Like I’m currently at my boyfriends spending the night but I kinda just wanna go home.
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Owl
23 Jul
How is everyone coping lately, with all that's going on?
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Tiger
5 Aug
Is anyone else scared to leave their house with everything going on
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frisbee
30 Aug
Feeling too scared to got to Sainsbury’s but I really want some food 🥺
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Owl
6 Sep
Going for a walk for mental and physical wellbeing. Haven't gone out other than to my mother's house in a while. Trying to use the breathing techniques I've been practising and the grounding techniques I have (sprayed some delightful smelling perfume on my scarf so I can pop my head in at any time 😂) but I'm still terrified. Feels good to get the feelings out of my head.
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Maple Leaf
30 Sep
Had a walk outside the house yesterday. Felt terrified about being harassed and bullied like in my previous job. Felt afraid and anxious about my safety. Didn’t feel like I was safe walking around strangers.
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Owl
3 Oct
I'm really trying to focus on healing the causes of my anxiety and agoraphobia in therapy at the moment. The panic attacks are debilitating which has led me to live such an avoidant life where I feel it's so unfulfilling. We discussed how I might need a double approach whereby I focus on healing the trauma etc as well as learning more practical ways to work on exposure type healing. Such a mindfuck to be honest!
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frisbee
5 Oct
I’m scared to leave the house 😞 I never had my safety needs met so maybe I’m enjoying living in a safe place 🤔
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Tiger
5 Oct
I’m scared to leave my house. I feel like I would be laughed at. It’s a trigger for me. But I blow up on people who love me the most.
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Violin
5 Oct
I’m scared of people
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Maple Leaf
10 Oct
I’m terrified of meeting people I don’t know and have never met before.
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Fox
16 Oct
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Violin
16 Oct
I don’t feel safe anymore
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Maple Leaf
18 Oct
I managed to go out on Friday in my new campus. It felt good to walk for a period of time. I didn’t encounter many people on my way.
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Umbrella
23 Oct
Hey all! It’s been a crazy year and a half since I’ve last posted on here, but I am now better . To those whom have helped me I appreciate you all so much and you all have a special place in my heart . It’s a battle going through the motions and getting better but the more you practice facing your fears the easier it gets . I’m back on here now to help out others and talk about experiences. I was once in your shoes and I’m more than happy to help anyone who asks for it . Please if you ever want to talk about just anything message me .
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Tiger
23 Oct
I get out way more than I have in the past. My family pushes me. But I still hate it.
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Owl
27 Oct
"Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear." ~ George Addair 💜
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Violin
27 Oct
I am so fucking scared of other ppl now
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Violin
27 Oct
It’s cringe
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Maple Leaf
1 Nov
I’m supposed to be sitting in a class in two days time. Any tips or suggestions for it to be a good experience where I continue making friendships and enjoy the experience?
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Fox
2 Nov
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Owl
6 Nov
I went out for three short walks this week with my dad. That's more than I've been able to go out in weeks! It's been hard but manageable because I've resorted to playing the infamous Pokemon Go. I feel like a contented child skipping along and all my usual triggers aren't as bad. It's not the most mindful way of going out but I'll take it for now!
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Dolphin
24 Nov
Hey everyone, I’ve made a new group chat called “a distraction”. It’s to help people that may not be able to make friends as easy as others and to help you all find people with things in common with yourself. I will be posting different topics / conversations starters to help keep the conversation going. It is a sub group under “loneliness” and I hope to see many of you over there 😊
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Owl
19 Dec
My lack of leaving the house has affected my physical health and general fitness. I'm trying so hard to get out for a short walk with my dad a few times a week now but it's honestly so so exhausting. The anxiety effects is harder to recover from than the exercise itself! But I'm determined to not let this beat me and make my life harder. Wishing you all a self-loving kick ass weekend 💜
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Maple Leaf
20 Dec
Seasonal affective disorder makes agoraphobia harder for me to beat. There are less opportunities for social gatherings. Outdoor activities are limited. I feel restricted to the indoors, with lesser number of people to socialise around. I feel deeply depressed knowing that my family is the only group of people I can be around and my friends are not near me. I feel worried that my agoraphobia symptoms aren’t getting better, but are getting worse during these months.
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Owl
25 Dec
There is going to be a lovely event on Zoom for all Wisdonians from 1pm to 7pm EST today. The room will be open to just hang out, chat, listen to music and play games. No voice or video required if you're not comfortable. Feel free to just come and hang out and share as much or as little as you're comfortable with. Just click the link below to join from 1pm EST. Merry Christmas everyone 🎄☃️💜 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9837306043
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Sunflower
29 Dec
I’ve been going for jogs the past few days. I can feel everyone looking at me. I think to myself, let them look. I’d rather be the person that lives their life, as opposed to the person that judges. Look all you want, judge all you want.. I’m being me. Deal with it.
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Maple Leaf
29 Dec
I’m feeling like going out will lead to something horrible happening to me
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Maple Leaf
9 Jan
I’ve avoided going out for months now. I’m socially isolated because of covid-19. But it is hurtful to me that there is still the feeling that I don’t deserve to be outside. It worries me.
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Popcorn
24 Jan
Hey Everyone. @treasurous-blossom just joined the group. Please join me in welcoming them and introducing yourself here!
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Owl
25 Jan
⚠️ Potential Trigger Warning: Panic attack description I got out today for my first short walk of this year with my dad. It started off pretty badly with me in tears at the overwhelming feeling of panic. There were many people out (despite lockdown) for a walk. I guess because the sun had been out? I could feel my heart beating fast as if it was going to jump out of my chest. Every person that came into view overwhelmed me and I noticed my vision start to get blurry. I was hyperventilating and thought I was going to faint. It was awful. But, I was so determined to push past it somehow and not run home like I've done in the past. I ended up asking my dad to talk to me, to help focus my mind on something. We ended up talking about the animals he'd seen lately on his walks. Anyone that knows me, knows I'm a sucker for animals. I started to take slow deep breaths, to notice the crunch of the snow under my boots, feel the cool air on my face and the joy I felt at talking about the animals. I ended up calming and enjoying the walk. I'm glad I tried today.
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Chestnut
31 Jan
Although it’s been difficult, and I haven’t always been able to harness enough bravery or will to go on many walks, throughout the pandemic while at home I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to workout consistently. And, at times where my mental health faltered I’ve maintained my physical health which I’m grateful for. I’m just trying to preserve through this and any other turbulent times in life. I’m generally not good at preserving but I’m trying. I’m trying so damn hard. Hearing others stories hear has helped shape my perspective. And, at the end of the day, I know I must; at some point in time face more fears of mine. I just hope I can do it with people by my side.
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Violin
1 Feb
Hi guys so I was diagnosed with agoraphobia recently does anyone feel really drained after they come back from outside? I’ve been out 3 times in the last two weeks and everytime I feel so drained and it ruins my mood for the rest of the day
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Violin
1 Feb
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Violin
1 Feb
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Chestnut
1 Feb
Hey everybody, just wanted to apologize for my last post on this agoraphobia forum. By no means do I think that anyone can just exercise I honestly can’t sometimes and I completely understand that we all struggle differently and it’s impossible at times to do anything because we’re suffering. I hope I did not come across the wrong way I hope that your proud of yourselves even if your unable to do anything because the truth is your in pain and I hear you, he’ll that’s me almost everyday. Peace and love people, peace and love
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Koala
10 Feb
I’m not sure if this counts as agoraphobia but I’m afraid to leave the house. I stay in my room because I feel like somebody is watching me. I put black nail polish on my cameras because I’m so paranoid. Does anyone have tips on how to deal with this?
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Turtle
16 Feb
Anyone else’s agoraphobia got worse because of covid? Before covid, I struggled with it. But as I was working and had a reason to go out of my house, I was getting comfortable with being out of my home and it almost became a thing of the past. But because of covid, I feel like my progress has all gone down the drain. The thought of going out alone has made it really difficult for me to overcome this. What I noticed is I can go out alone at night and not feel any anxiety, even on public transport. But in the day time, I struggle more because there are more people out and I feel more exposed. I don’t usually have an issue with making the decision to go out of my house. But everytime I do, I do get anxious. And the more challenging the situation, the worse I feel. What makes it challenging is I live in a heavily populated area but I guess it’s the best way to expose myself. Any ideas on places I can go to or what I can do? Or anyone else overcame it by desensitizing through imagining? (Basically thinking about triggers and desensitizing from it). One more thing, my anxiety usually is formed at home. As soon as I step out of the house, I realise how stupid my thoughts were and my anxiety decreases. How can I stop the anxiety from forming at home. I feel like there is my trigger/ source
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Violin
17 Feb
I think I have a genuine problem with connecting with other human beings and interacting with them
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Violin
26 Feb
Okay I have way too much social anxiety now I feel like I look like a serial killer to other people
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Violin
26 Feb
The way I behave it’s so awkward
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Violin
9 Mar
Got insulted by my bully 10 mins ago wow
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Violin
15 Mar
I keep oversharing when I am drunk and I am honestly sick of it
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Lion
30 Mar
Hello x
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Popcorn
Wednesday
☀️PMA ☀️ What do you enjoy the most? Share some thoughts below!
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frisbee
Friday
Good morning everyone! Quick reminder to be kind to yourselves. Our minds are very scary places at times but we got this and together is better than alone. Please, if you’re feeling overwhelmed at the very least, get in here and express yourself. You’ll get it out and hopefully help calm yourself down. One moment at a time. 💙
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