Help Me Figure This Out  

lightswitch1963 70M/54F
413 posts
7/11/2006 10:15 am

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7/12/2006 3:31 pm

Help Me Figure This Out

I was reading Huny's blog, and got to thinking. Mrs. L here....I have one of those stupid phobias......don't like to be outside. Inside, I love the smell of fresh air, love to swim, and like to run around in the yard with the dogs. But, about 5 minutes, and I start to panic inside myself becuase I'm not inside. I have overcome it to an extent...I have a job, so I have to go out to get to work, and sometimes have to clean up around the store. But, I would like to be like my husband...who would love to stay outside all the time. Occasionally, I do sit outside with him and smoke a cigarette, but my brain takes over. I do hate this, and don't have a clue of how to change it. Will NOT take a pill for it, would rather be fucked up all my life than to take a pill.

We'll leave the light on for you.

marywannado 44F

7/11/2006 11:02 am

Hey, alot of ppl are like that, it's ok, maybe you need to smoke a big fatty, instead of some pill...

lightswitch1963 replies on 7/11/2006 3:13 pm:
Can't afford it or I daned sure would. Thanks for your answer.

We'll leave the light on for you.

fallinStrgazer 55F
388 posts
7/11/2006 11:13 am

good afternoon... I dont know wheather u know this or not .. so I will just go ahead and tell ya.. I had a friend like this once, and there is a name for it .. its called Agraphobia, and Im really not sure how its treated, but I do know that its some kind of fear of being out of your house, almost like a panic attack... And I also think there are treatments out there WITHOUT having to take a pill for it, but im not sure what those treatments are, its been years ago when I was first introduced to this and my memory is (old age creapin in) anyway.. I hope I at least helped out a little bit... have a good day and good luck to u

lightswitch1963 replies on 7/11/2006 3:16 pm:
Thanks, I knew the word, but forgot it. At least somebody gets it. Hard for people that aren't like that to understand. Thanks for your response.

We'll leave the light on for you.

Whispersoftly5 53F
15176 posts
7/11/2006 9:11 pm

Wow, I'm not sure how to best deal with this. The closest experience I had to this was a long time ago. I was shopping - had spent a couple hours in the store and a panic attack hit me - hard. I wanted to leave my cart and run out of the place. I took my time breathing deep and used self talk and I was able to continue. It's never happened since. But your situation is a little different. Now I'm going to want to go read up on this and see how it may be treated. I'll let you know if I find out anything that doesn't involved pills.

(((HUGS))) to you sweet friend and thank you for the very sweet and supportive comments you've left at my blog. It meant more than you know.


lightswitch1963 replies on 7/12/2006 3:34 pm:
Thank you. I hate the way it makes me feel. Especially now that I have my Grandchildren here.

We'll leave the light on for you.

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