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V dubgurl:

Congrats on your upcoming wedding!

I don't know if panic disorder is always accompanied by agoraphobia, or vice versa, but I know that I have become more of a homebody since I started having panic attacks. I'm not afraid to go out, and I do it all the time, but I just wish I didn't have to... do you know what I mean? I prefer to go with someone, although I still go lots of places on my own. I don't like to be out front gardening without my husband for some reason. I love talking to the neighbors and do it whenever I'm out, but I'd rather not go out alone. I know this is a minor form of agoraphobia so I force myself to keep going out and not to end up like my mother. My mom would never go out of the house for anything but groceries and doctor's appointments. She did her grocery shopping around midnight when she knew it would be quiet.

Anyway, all I can say is what helps me is to remember the panic won't kill me, remember to breathe properly because when I'm tense I don't breathe deeply enough, and if I have to go somewhere and it is causing me anxiety, I will take half a Xanax. It takes the edge off, I feel normal and I'm able to enjoy whatever I need or want to do. Good luck.