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Concernedgal

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As you guys already know ...I suffer from a fear of being a passenger in a car. I can stand it for a short period of time or shall i say a certain distance. ..anyways.... yesterday I took a chance and went that extra distance. At first. ..I had a pretty bad panic attack when I left my (safety zone). ..it was pretty epic. It had everything the hyperventilating the tingling in my extremities the palpitations. ...etc...it was a beauty. But, I kept going despite my brain reacting so negatively because I knew that each and everytime I chickened out... the more useless and depressed I feel so I went on despite my instincts not to. I made it to the location and i found that I kinda had fun . I went thrift shopping, grocery shopping and even shopped at the dollar tree if anyone knows what the place is. ...everything is a dollar.lol. Did I feel anxiety while being out ? Sure I did. Did I have a couple of mini freak outs while out? I most certainly did but, it wasn't as bad as my brain made me think it would be. This was my first step to living a semi normal life. Now I feel a little less depressed. I can trust travel just a little more. I'm not there yet...not by a long shot but, I feel confident that just maybe 1 day ...I can be better. Maybe???
 

XmasCarol52

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As you guys already know ...I suffer from a fear of being a passenger in a car. I can stand it for a short period of time or shall i say a certain distance. ..anyways.... yesterday I took a chance and went that extra distance. At first. ..I had a pretty bad panic attack when I left my (safety zone). ..it was pretty epic. It had everything the hyperventilating the tingling in my extremities the palpitations. ...etc...it was a beauty. But, I kept going despite my brain reacting so negatively because I knew that each and everytime I chickened out... the more useless and depressed I feel so I went on despite my instincts not to. I made it to the location and i found that I kinda had fun . I went thrift shopping, grocery shopping and even shopped at the dollar tree if anyone knows what the place is. ...everything is a dollar.lol. Did I feel anxiety while being out ? Sure I did. Did I have a couple of mini freak outs while out? I most certainly did but, it wasn't as bad as my brain made me think it would be. This was my first step to living a semi normal life. Now I feel a little less depressed. I can trust travel just a little more. I'm not there yet...not by a long shot but, I feel confident that just maybe 1 day ...I can be better. Maybe???
I am proud of you/I think once it gets warmer out I will be able to go out again I only hope lets just say I am counting on it actually I am counting the days until spring.Pretty hard to feel like it now though since we have a mess coming today>I know of the Dollar Tree my mom goes there I got her a gift card there for xmas but she went and lost it ugh,
 
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As you guys already know ...I suffer from a fear of being a passenger in a car. I can stand it for a short period of time or shall i say a certain distance. ..anyways.... yesterday I took a chance and went that extra distance. At first. ..I had a pretty bad panic attack when I left my (safety zone). ..it was pretty epic. It had everything the hyperventilating the tingling in my extremities the palpitations. ...etc...it was a beauty. But, I kept going despite my brain reacting so negatively because I knew that each and everytime I chickened out... the more useless and depressed I feel so I went on despite my instincts not to. I made it to the location and i found that I kinda had fun . I went thrift shopping, grocery shopping and even shopped at the dollar tree if anyone knows what the place is. ...everything is a dollar.lol. Did I feel anxiety while being out ? Sure I did. Did I have a couple of mini freak outs while out? I most certainly did but, it wasn't as bad as my brain made me think it would be. This was my first step to living a semi normal life. Now I feel a little less depressed. I can trust travel just a little more. I'm not there yet...not by a long shot but, I feel confident that just maybe 1 day ...I can be better. Maybe???
If I could give this post a thousand likes I would. Well done, a huge pat on the back for your courage and determination so really, really, well done. It certainly looks like there is hope for recovery. Try and keep it up. It will take time but each time I hope it gets easier and easier. We have a pound shop in the UK. Not everything is a pound but most of it is, and that which isn't a pound is cheap. I'm so glad you enjoyed your shopping trip.
 

Concernedgal

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Thank you guys. I never would have even considered facing this of it weren't for you guys and this forum. It means the world to me that a place like this is here . It's a long ,long way to go until I get there.
 
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Thank you guys. I never would have even considered facing this of it weren't for you guys and this forum. It means the world to me that a place like this is here . It's a long ,long way to go until I get there.
Well, yes but OMG you are doing brilliantly. So what if it takes time. You just achieved something fantastic. You can only get better with practice. There may still be a hiccough or two along the way but this is a long, long way from hiding in that loo isn't it? Well done to you!
 

Concernedgal

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No. I chickened out. I promised my husband that we would go to town on valentine's day. I promised we would go to any restaurant he wanted. That made him smile so I guess that obligated me. Lol. I will give it another go but, despite my last experience. ..my brain is still playing tricks on me. Telling me lies like ...I am going to have another panic attack or something awful will happen . And here' the real kicker ..I will not be but maybe 3miles away from the nearest er if anything happens in town. That's' what got me through it last time. That and thinking get about all you guys and your past advice and love and support.
 
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No. I chickened out. I promised my husband that we would go to town on valentine's day. I promised we would go to any restaurant he wanted. That made him smile so I guess that obligated me. Lol. I will give it another go but, despite my last experience. ..my brain is still playing tricks on me. Telling me lies like ...I am going to have another panic attack or something awful will happen . And here' the real kicker ..I will not be but maybe 3miles away from the nearest er if anything happens in town. That's' what got me through it last time. That and thinking get about all you guys and your past advice and love and support.
You are already doing brilliantly. It is okay if you don't feel like going again just yet. These things take time and don't happen overnight. So you'll be going out again on Valentine's day. That's cool. Each time you go out you will get stronger and stronger until all this will hopefully just be a bad memory. I'll be holding your hand on Valentine's day. Which I'm happy about as I won't be going anywhere being a singleton.
 

Concernedgal

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I did it again. So happy. I went on a date with my hubby and we had a good time. I feel a little bit closer to Recovery and a little bit close to a normal life. This makes me happy. There''s no stopping me now.
 
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I did it again. So happy. I went on a date with my hubby and we had a good time. I feel a little bit closer to Recovery and a little bit close to a normal life. This makes me happy. There''s no stopping me now.
That is absolutely fabulous honey. You are doing really well. I'm so proud of you. I bet it is doing your relationship good with your hubby as well. He must be really happy to get you out and about. Well done. Keep it up.
 
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