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  1. #11
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    i get up, i get online, turn on the tv.
    sit for a bit before i make some food and/or tea.
    i try and clean something everyday. i figure if i'm not going to leave the house i might as well take care of it.

    wow.. that's about it.

  2. #12
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    My daily life is like a yo yo, up and down several times in an hour sometimes. More bad days than good, but the good days are worth getting up for, and only last week I couldn't see past the night, today talking to another specialist promising to help, i suprised myself by cancelling an appointment they'd arranged for the 14th feb. As I had hoped to do something special for the wife as it's valentines. That's over two weeks away!
    Is it normal to explain how you feel by constantly using the word "Varies", I've used it 30 times or more today as no two days are the same.

  3. #13
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    On the days I have the children, I am up by 7:30 and make sure they make it out the door, fed, clean, clothed, with homework. I did not originally figure I had agoraphobia. After my divorce I was still fairly active, going outside for walks, etc. As my fear of the world began to take hold, I began to reason to myself that I didn't need this or that and just stayed home. After I lost my job (connected to panic) I sat inside all day. I would watch movies or just sit. I have pushed away all my friends and most family so I don't go to see them anymore. I have to force myself to go out by not driving. I have to go out every other day for food, etc.
    I first have to convince myself to decide to go out. I have to get past all the arguments with my own mind. After I know I can't avoid it, I get ready and if I do it fast enough, I can get out the door. I occasionally even enjoy walking down the street. Once I hit the busy highway, I don't look at people, I don't interact. Getting to the store, I alot myself 90 minutes maximum, have a strict list of what I want, get it, get out. Go home. Once the racing heart or the shakes begin I know I am in trouble.
    I have gained a lot of weight not going out for my exercise like I am used to. I have had to keep myself from going mad by giving myself a new "job" I am reviewing books online.
    I make excuses constantly for not going out, not going to do things, not being with people. It's not the people I'm afraid of, its the fear I feel when I'm there. Tomorrow is my sons birthday. My mind is already planning how to get out of going to the restaurant. I do it all the time, the excuses. I have an alarm to remind me to eat. At the end of the day I have to work myself calm to go to bed.
    I'm working on it. It's a process. The doctor tells me that I can do it. I don't see it yet though.

  4. #14
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    Hi...

    hmmm my daily life on average consists of waking up slowly not wanting to get out of bed, eventually getting out of bed then reading, cleaning house, watching tv, eating, lots of coffee lol - when i do venture from the house it's with my best friend or my mum and we go to the movies or shops or to my friends house and i find that pretty easy but to do any of those thing alone would be well pretty much impossible.

  5. #15
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    Most days, I stay inside, doing housework, computing etc etc. Some days I will go to the local shops and walk back. I can go on walks now and go for at most 20-30 min walk past my house. (This is alone) My goal at the moment is to start catching buses to and from the local shops so that hopefully soon I will be able to catch the bus to town 15 mins bus ride away.
    On the weekends I hang out with my guy, who is my absolute savoir! I can stay at his place now and will go out with him pretty easily and care-free. I have two safety zones, one is my house, one is him.
    I still can't go out with other people but I'm working on going out alone and hopefully the rest will follow. Baby steps all the way. I try not to get too down about it, just look at the good that is happening and notice the changes and realise I am getting better. Unfortunately agoraphobia is a very long and slow thing.

  6. #16
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    I sit in my house all day, most days. I can go out but just to the store, or other places in my tiny home town. I am afraid to drive because my panic attacks make me pass out sometimes. I hate going anywhere that doesn't have an easily accessable public bathroom. Long car trips are becoming almost impossible without xanax. I have addiction issues so I just avoid the situations that would cause me to take one. I Have no REAL contact with ANYONE except my family and they don't get me. We all just ignore it as best we can which obviously isn't helping.

  7. #17
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    Daily life-
    a year ago, I would wake up, in the dread would start. The dread of going to work. Not becuase of the job, I actually enjoy working, and the job I had- but the dread of getting ready,getting in the car and driving through NYC area traffic to get there. I worked 3 miles from my home, with construction and general traffic, buses and such 3 mile drive would take me 40-50 minutes. Once I got to work I would work my but off, then the satsifing drive home. Socializieation, was almost non existance, unless we hung out at work, or some where on the route home from work I would not socialize anyone. Then Home, relax time with the family, until they went to sleep- then alone with my thoughts, the panic, of the upcoming dread. then repeat. I know it sounds bad, but I was happy.
    Now, My job downsized and I was laid off, which was good/bad. I don't go out as often since I have no real reason too. I become more reculsed, but I still go for walks, but still I am not as brave nor as confident as I was when I was working. My driving has been restricted to a mile radius from my home do to my anxiety- though I am making a conscience effort to over come the anxiety. I don't feel depressed, quite the oppiste being a stay at home day been very satisfing, just want to overcome the albatross that has being plaguing me for the last decade

  8. #18
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    my daily life??

    i wake up every morning ,online on the interet twice a day,shower,eating watching tv sleep..
    my life is super boring!!
    i want to run from here so that i never get bored but i cant..

  9. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by worldofwonder View Post
    Hi! If you don't mind I would appreciate it if you answered this question. Also, under what c***umstances do you go outside? Thank you very much!
    Unless my apartment is on fire I do not leave

  10. #20
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    Recently I've amazingly been able to be out a bit more, but still in a very limited way.

    It's weird when just for a day or so I have less symptoms, then automatically feel angry and confused at myself to how I felt before, even though I know I have little control over it.

    Usually I will wake up when my boyfriend goes to work, make a cup of tea. I'll try and work on my distance learning textile course, though depression makes that really hard- sometimes it's easier than others. I might have a mental health appointment, or some other vital task that I have to do outside. I try my best to make sure the flat is always clean and tidy for when my boyfriend gets home. I will have lunch and make & list some stuff for my online shop. I also spend time trying to promote it online, though it's so hard to get much traffic etc when I can't make any contacts 'in real life'. I'll cook tea for both of us when he gets back around 8/9 pm.
    Last edited by coraline166; 01-17-2014 at 12:51 PM.

 

 

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