Agoraphobia is not contradictory to claustrophobia – but many people think. In fact, I was thinking exactly that. I was just thinking about it even when I was suffering from agoraphobia. I even offered the opportunity to join an agoraphobo group, but I said no, because I'm not afraid of the open spaces. I really liked the open spaces until no one else was near me. Actually, if there was no other person, that was okay for me. But all this happened a long time ago.
Agoraphobia's translation of "fear from the market," not as many people think of the fear of open spaces. Marketplace is the essence of humans and human interaction. This is terrifying. Places that agorahogs generally avoid or cause problems, supermarkets, theaters, cinemas, masses, parties. Places where quick exit can be difficult.
Fear usually appears in some way in the eyes of others. Typically, agoraphots are worried about things like: vomiting (usually due to severe anxiety); faint; panic attacks; or you have a real health emergency as a heart attack. Concern is usually embarrassed – maybe it's a fainting, and finds itself in a supermarket floor around the affected faces who will insist on getting caught up and calling ambulance.
A number of agoraphobobs are a reliable helper who accompanies them when they are buying or talking. This person is there to save them and bring him home if something bad is like a panic attack. But if this helper is not available, life is very limited.
If you receive medical attention, the most likely result is a medicine with tranquillizers and antidepressants. None of these solutions solves the problem, only providing minimal functionality. The problem remains like a monster in the closet, waiting to show the scary face as it turns off the lights or looks different. So he was trapped. The medicine fixes the cabinet in the closet, but should not be rid of it. Stop the medicine and the monster is free once more.
Life as an agoraphobic is no fun at all. So if you are agoraphobic and read, I would like to reassure some things: This is not a disease, but it can cure it.
Cure changes what you think. Changing your mindset is not easy, but much easier than the agoraphobic isolated, fearsome life
When you think about the whole change you have to do, it seems an insurmountable task.
If you think of the next step, you have to do it – this is not only possible but relatively easy.
The first steps are the hardest. Each step is easier after the first few. They are easier because the memory of success and knowledge is that what you are doing is already making a positive difference in your life.
Source by Michael Hadfield