Hi, I am in my 40's, and am bipolar (had a tumor and the Doc's cannot be sure if the bipolar is "true" or a residual of the changes in my brain in the 20 odd years I had the tumor.) Not that that matters.
I have read descriptions and symptoms of what a person who has agoraphobia show, but slowly, over the last couple of years things crept up on me.
I am not AFRAID of going to the store or park or mall, nor am I worrying myself sick over what others my say behind be back to judge me. I just dread leaving the house, once I am in my car I am happy there, then when I get to my destination, I get a small panic attack. Rapid breath, fast heart, dizzy, sweaty hands, IBS, headache. In that order. I go in, get what I need, pray there is no line, and get the hell out. God help us all if there is a line, I start getting snippy, then snappy, then *itch. Not happy about it.
It is like some one ***** the air from the room, not so much fear or fear or fear. Became claustrophobic after my head was MRIed a dozen times in less than a year. 90 minutes in a tube with your head held by a cage would do it to anyone.
If another person is with me, the panic never gets past the fast heart,
Meeting my new Psych on Wed and just wanted a little feedback so he does not lock me away. lol
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