public situations??

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I am curious and I would like to hear  and maybe learn from how do you cope with anxiety or pannic attacks  in  public spaces( supermarkets , travelling on busses etc)

  I used to manage it well but lately I'm lacking of skills which makes me agoraphobic

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    I would also like to hear responses, I am going to the city of Bath tomorrow which will be the first time I've been out in busy public since being diagnosed with anxiety and haven't been able to be around big groups of people
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    I have one in the supermarket sometimes, I drop my basket and walk out the door and go home. If I have valium I take one.
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    Positive self talks helps me.

    The anxiety is a reaction to a negative thought but them thoughts are also a off shoot of anxiety. I tell myself that yes the anxiety feels uncomfortable but it can not physically stop me from putting one foot in front of the other and walking out the door. I also tease myself with the thoughts(kind of like exposure therapy),I lay on my bed and get myself relaxed then purposely bring the thought that bothers me to the front of my mind,allow it to be there,allow myself to think it and I always find that I don't have no reaction and fear of it!!

    So then when it comes automatically throughout the day I can easily brush it of and think...this is just a thought created by anxiety..live already dealt with it when calm and I'm cool with it xxx

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    I stop what I'm doing, leave where I'm at and hurry out the door to my car and pop a ativan, breath. Distract myself and meditate so I can drive,
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    I rarely go out unless it's to Dr dentist or psychiatrist.It scares me to death most days and so I understand how you feel. Have your been offered CBT? This,for me helped while I was having it but then it was back to how it had been.
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      Hi , nope I haven't been offered any CBT and can't afford going private, I managed to do some research on myself and bought some books explaining how CBT works.

      Will probably go on medication as I tried to avoid them. 

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    I have them in the supermarket sometimes and i just ask a member of staff if i can sit down and say i dont feel very well. If they push me and ask whats wrong i just say i have been rushing around and forgot to have breakfast so it might just be that... After 15 mins of sitting down i usually feel calmer and the worst has passed enough for me to carry on, pay and go
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    Hi,

    I have suffered with social anxiety disorder for a year and something. I was desperate because I couldn`t function at all...I didn`t get out much, been scared all the time couldn`t go by gtube, bus, couldnt go shopping, couldn`t talk with people without beeing terrified... I was so afraid of everything that I couldn`t go to the doctor either...I have finally decided to see a hypnotherapist...went 5 times, and now I am normal again, and to be honest a few months ago I really didn`t think I will be normal again...so if you can afford it go for it..make sure you get an experienced hypnotherapist...good luck...

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