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cmagoras
05-08-2011, 04:13 PM
Well, I have been venturing out a little more. Yesterday, I felt like I couldn't but I was out with my dad, and I just did it. I felt so much better after wards. I am lucky to have support from my family and friends. I am looking for a specialist in my area. I am determined to get help. Hearing from other's does make myself feel better about living with agoraphobia.:D

Colourgirl
05-08-2011, 06:54 PM
cmagoras,

I'm so glad you are starting to venture out more and more. It's so tough, but being able to get out is so worth it. It's exhausting and lots of work, and a lot of times, if I find myself stewing about how easy it is for other people to get out, I remind myself to stay focused in my own reality and accomplishments. It makes it so much easier to make the mark realistic and give ourselves big pats on the back when we do go out! I'm so glad that you have been successful going out! Keep up the fight!

Colourgirl

cmagoras
05-21-2011, 10:13 PM
Thanks colourgirl!

I look at other people too and see how easy it is for them to do simple things like go to the movies, or just get in their car and go somewhere. Like you, I just re-focus and remind myself that everyone has difficulties in life that we must overcome. I know the best thing for someone to do is to just face your fear, but it's not always that simple. I am still trying to find a specialist in my area, but I have had no luck. I am tired of seeing people who just want to give me medicine but not help me!!!

Colourgirl
05-24-2011, 08:17 PM
Hello again cmagoras!

Take heart, it is very difficult to not find someone who just wants to find the short cut but if you are determined, you can get a specialist who will be dedicated to you and your ways of doing things. Have you thought about getting a life coach instead of a specialist? I don't know if that will help but maybe broadening the search will give you options that you hadn't thought of before. I'm so glad that you are refocusing, even though it is hard to do so, it's very therapeutic to fight those tendencies, so I applaud you! Keep looking and keep us updated. Good luck!

Colourgirl

ririandlivi
07-05-2011, 02:02 AM
Hi again colourgirl. It's actually really common for agoraphobics to only venture our with someone the trust such as a parent or best friend, but when they have to do it on their own it can be impossible. Again, same with me, i can leave the house now but only with a very close friend or a parent and i still don't always feel good out. But exposure is the key to kicking it :) keep at it lol