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Just been outside :)

Discussion in 'Emotional and Mental Health' started by mist, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    Well done
    I had agoraphobia and never went out at all for over 6 years.
    I started by just going a couple of steps at a time
     
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  2. mist

    mist · Guest

    Thanks guys, I wasn't expecting so many kind words. People in my life and immediate family just tell me to "snap out of it" and that I should "man up" but these things don't help me at all.

    You are all so compassionate and understanding it really gives me confidence to continue.

    Sincerely thank you.
     
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    wiseowl_123 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good evening @mist I have agoraphobia and GAD for 5 years now and also feel panicky and light headed when I go out,I know how difficult it can be,but I still carry on regardless ,some days its like walking on rubber everywhere I go,but I am not going to let it stop me,in the early days I used to blame the places I went to because my mind was telling me ,every time you go there you will feel giddy,but I persevered and I still go out,in fact it happened to me once when I went in Tesc'os for about two weeks,so I kept going in there 3/4 times a day which in time I got used to it I still feel light headed when I am walking but its not going to stop me,well done my friend your a hero:)
     
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  4. DeejayR

    DeejayR Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    @mist Gotta say well done and good luck with this from an ex-hermit. I clearly remember 45 years ago painting the inside of our front gate but not the outside because I couldn't face the terrors of the pavement. Today I'm carefree and so will you be if you keep going with your winning attitude. When you're all ok you'll be able to understand what other sufferers have to go through, which you can regard as a rare gift.
     
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    Grumpy ole thing Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    way to go xxx
     
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    ellagy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done @mist... you are a star!!!
     
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    13lizanne Type 2 · Expert

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    You are indeed!
     
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    miszu Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Im so happy reading this post, u definitely made a HUGE step. I had the same thing a few years ago, was even scared to go out to the garden or go close to windows in the house. After almost 4 years im finally able to go outside, talk to people, meet my friends and relatives. I feel u and im so proud of u. Trust me once u start changing inside, wanting to go outside, u ll definitely make it ! Take ur time, its a long process, u made the first step, keep it up !

    @wiseowl_123 u too be very proud of urself, ur strong and nothing can stop u ! (;
     
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  9. Jillytee

    Jillytee Type 2 · Active Member

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    My sister has agoraphobia so I know very well how hard your battle is, well done for getting outside let alone contemplating running a mile!!! Keep going x
     
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  10. Hiitsme

    Hiitsme Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done @mist Good progress
     
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    Swiggy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done, you'll get there. X
     
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    Energize Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations, @mist
    I have to admit I have no idea of how debilitating such a phobia can be but I can appreciate it will have taken a huge effort and a lot of determinatioin for you to get out there and have a walk around.

    As you say, baby steps will develop into bigger steps. Stick with it and gradually extend your time outside your comfort zone. You've got an excellent goal for March and I'm sure you can do it.

    Well done
    J
     
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    chalup Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    :D:D:D awesome!
     
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