How does one cope with Agoraphobia (fear of open spaces/fear of no escape)?
I was diagnosed in early 1998 with agoraphobia after just having my second son. Along with increased panic attacks, my doctors said it was a form of postpartum depression. My panic attacks had gotten so intense and so frequent, I was afraid to leave my house. As a result, I developed agoraphobia. Thankfully, with meds, meditation and therapy, it was short lived. But many people are not ask lucky.
That should all fall under claustrophobia IMO. I wouldnt be able to do tunnels, like crawling underground, I couldnt even stay in a snow igloo we made as kids
Agoraphobia is nothing like claustrophobia. It ruins your life because you are afraid to leave your home period. Agoraphobia is an anxiety all its own. I wrote a Hub about Agoraphobia:
http://jthomp42.hubpages.com/hub/Agorap … Life-Alone
by BenWritings5 years ago
Have you ever had a panic attack?Recently, I had a sudden feeling of fainting, totally random and without cause. I then noticed my heart was racing at around 120-140 BPM, and my hands started to tingle. I'm wondering if...
by Sunshiney318 years ago
If so has does the anxiety manifest itself?
by Paula3 years ago
Do you have a serious phobia or 2 and simply accept that it is what it is and live with it..OR...have you considered therapy to try to get through it and no longer have to deal with it?
by oldandwise6 years ago
Many people like to leave their bedroom doors open at night. In the event of a fire, this could prove deadly. By keeping the door closed you will buy some time from heat, fire and smoke. If your excuse is small...
by Shil19787 years ago
What is agoraphobia?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.