I have GAD,and usually manage it just fine. I've started having panic attacks,higher levels of anxiety,and a little depression sometimes. Because of the panic attacks,I'm not wanting to leave my house. I'm not doing things I need/want to do because I'm afraid. I've stopped shopping,driving,visiting friends and family that are more then 10 minutes away from me. I thought my increased anxiety came out of nowhere,but now that I think about it there are reasons why that happened. Fighting with my boyfriend and not being able to find a job being the 2 main problems. I have some decent days and nights,but even just thinking about leaving my house makes me anxious. I get just as anxious thinking I'm missing out on things. I also don't want to be alone. I get so anxious when my boyfriend leaves for work. But he is the only person I feel safe around,so I don't want anyone else near me. While he's at work I just try to get through the day. It's been a month now. These agoraphobic feelings are really confusing and hard to deal with. I felt fine,or so I thought for a long time and now out of the blue here I am. I'm the type of person that can't stand staying in the house for more then a day at a time. I love being social. My personality is changing.
Can anybody relate? Or has anybody been agoraphobic at some point and got through it? I want to get past this before it gets worse.