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I have had anxiety for years and could only leave the house with my hubby but when I did I was absolutely fine with it, if I had a panic attack I would get over it and never dwell on it.
Then about 10 weeks ago for no reason my anxiety went through the roof, it was honestly 24/7 symptoms.
A few weeks later I started to feel I couldn't leave the house, I still feel like that now despite making a continued daily effort to do it, so far I manage to go but feel awful the whole time especially in shops etc.
I am in utter despair because usually it would improve by now but it hasn't one bit, it's not always panic attacks either, it's feeling unsteady and off balance, I am so miserable and depression has hit hard.
Last year we had a lovely spring and summer taking the kids out, now I wont be able to do it and it's destroying me, I am so beaten down that I can't function.
I am 3 sessions into online CBT so it's early days with that, I have tried meditation and every technique I can find but seen not even the tiniest bit of improvement.
My cpn has spent two weeks promising to get the consultant to come and see me at home but nothing comes of it, she was supposed to text me Tuesday but didn't.
I am on diazepam which is not helping so of course they are talking about other meds now, I hate the idea but I am desperate so if the cpn does ever arrange the consultant to see me that will be a start.
Thing is though with meds is there really one that can help with agoraphobia? Panic is one thing but can any med stop constant fear and feeling unsteady or am I pinning my hopes on something that wont help in that respect anyway?
I don't know what to try anymore, I honestly thought that with continued exposure I would see an improvement by now if only a tiny one but if anything it's getting worse
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