Thru the years I have limited myself because of my fear of having a panic attack in certain situations. I no longer drive alone, stay alone,etc. I don't travel for fear of having a panic attack in the middle of nowhere. We use to love camping and the outdoors. (not anymore) We sold our travel trailer because I just couldn't make myself go to the campgrounds so far from civilization! We sold our home in a rural area and moved closer to town (which in the long run was really a good move). My question: Has anyone else had panic disorder or anxiety take you to this extreme? Where avoidance of so many things has changed your everday life! We recently had two major Hurricanes in Southeast Texas and having to evacuate was horrific seeing as I don't normally go more than about 15 miles from home. We had to drive all the way to Arkansas to get a Hotel. Thankfully I did better than I thought but the fact is, the fear was there. My very supportive family laughed and said well mamma if you can go all the way to Arkansas evacuating then you ought to be able to go on vacation now and have some fun, I jokingly replied..." no the only reason I made it to Arkansas was I had a hurricane on my *SS and I was scared!!! " So when the second more trajic Hurricane came thru I feared evacuating again so we road out the storm at home. NOT A GOOD IDEA! Never been so scared in my life. There was no medical help to be found. Homes were flooded and I had loved ones trapped in their attics. Fear is a terrible thing. I was just wondering how anxiety may rule other peoples lives. OOPs sorry, got a little long winded!