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I feel extremely sick whenever I leave my house, what can I do?

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Last Updated: 02/20/2022 at 9:33pm
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November 15th, 2017 3:04pm
This means that you are anxious. If you feel this way you should talk to someone on 7 cups or you could talk to a therapist
November 15th, 2017 5:21pm
Try to drink a glass of water and maybe have something small tgo eat before you leave. Make sure you've got everything you need so you don't stress, and maybe practice easy breathing or mindfulness before leaving the house.
November 17th, 2017 2:09pm
Take things one step at a time. Do not pressure yourself. One step forward is a good step. It would also be extremely helpful to get someone you are comfortable with to take you to some counselling for this.
November 18th, 2017 4:24am
I feel it too. I spent the last 3 months avoiding going out of the house as much as possible. But my friend was adamant about taking me out of the house, so she said that what I could do was try finding stuffs I love outside of my house. For example, i love books, so she suggested that I go outside and browse books in actual book shop rather than marking them as want-to-red in goodreads. I also found tickets to a book fair, so I went there and volunteered as well. So, for me, it is easier to leave the house when it comes to things I love.
November 23rd, 2017 2:51pm
I believe it is best if you try to reach a doctor as soon as possible because they will know whether anything is wrong.
November 30th, 2017 10:17pm
Your probably experiencing anxiety. It’s so amazing, and helpful to have 7 cups. Cause you can talk to your coach every time you go out, so you can get your mind off of the sickness.
December 7th, 2017 4:17pm
Take a deep breath. Tell myself it’s going to be okay. Talk to a counselor or a therapist, too ease my mind of things.
December 31st, 2017 8:03pm
Consult with a close friend or family member to go somewhere, and continue practicing leaving your house (at least a few times each week). Try not to isolate yourself when you aren’t required to leave, and take any appropriate opportunity to do things away from home.
January 4th, 2018 1:43pm
Staying inside the house is depriving you of social connections, work opportunities etc'. The longer you stay inside the harder it will become to leave the house. I think that you might benefit from consulting a professional.
January 19th, 2018 9:24pm
The feeling of being sick can be stemming from an anxiety associated with being outside of your comfort zone, AKA your home. You can try different goal-oriented techniques to help you release the tension associated with this. Bringing something with you from home, or mantras can help.
January 25th, 2018 11:24am
Take deep breathes, focus on something that you love doing to seeing such as nature or a funny movie. Remember the task at hand on why you're leaving the house and reward yourself when you get home.
February 1st, 2018 9:19pm
Find what makes you sick and try to turn it to be a positive experience. Seek medical help if needed
February 4th, 2018 6:37am
You are experiencing anxiety. You can try meditation or relaxation techniques that help you understand better the kind of emotions you experience in a particular siituation.
February 11th, 2018 4:15pm
Maybe you can bring something that reminds you of your home so you don’t get sick? You can also try and tell yourself to breathe.
February 14th, 2018 3:33pm
It sounds like you might be suffering from some kind of anxiety. Are there any other factors besides leaving your house that might cause you to feel this way? Are you going to work/school/an appointment? Do you worry about being around other people or is it just a fear of being outside? Seek advice from a doctor or someone close to you.
February 15th, 2018 6:56am
Figure out what calms you down the most, it may take some trial and error but you will get there. Whenever you have this feeling use your calming method.
February 28th, 2018 10:16pm
If it is anxiety based you could try grounding yourself before leaving. I also often find that preperation is key for making me feel calmer- making sure I am not rushing so everything is ready the night before.
March 28th, 2018 1:52am
May I suggest that this is a possible symptom of anxiety. You might meditate on the cause of the anxiety and speak with someone knowledgeable in the management of your symptoms.
April 4th, 2018 2:10pm
Talk to a health care proffessional about how you're feeling and what the best practice would be so you feel comfortable leaving the house
April 6th, 2018 2:32am
As someone who dealt with this I can that listening to music through headphones can be a huge help.
April 14th, 2018 1:01am
I think if you try and find something positive about being outside, it might make it easier and give you something to look forward to instead of dreading it.
April 15th, 2018 11:34pm
Water drink water. Make sure it’s literally ice cold . Cold water numbs the nerves which will relax the anxiety
April 19th, 2018 10:42pm
Before you leave your house do something that makes you happy. Talk to someone about why you feel that way. Then practice mindful skills before going out.
April 28th, 2018 1:13pm
This could be your anxiety. This happens to me all the time so I bring a backpack with me and inside is my phone and headphones to listen to calming music and a pad of paper and pencils in case I want to write down how I am feeling.
May 3rd, 2018 7:32pm
Take a deep breath think about positive things and think about your day ahead. Carry mints just in case you feel queasy.
May 18th, 2018 2:12am
I put my ear buds in and blast my favorite music. It makes me feel safe, enterained and my space feels protected.
May 19th, 2018 5:55am
I also feel sick when I leave the house its a mix of anxiety and anxiousness just take a deep breath and try to count to 10 slowly then you will feel a lot better and calmer
May 19th, 2018 10:43am
Maybe you could try contacting a doctor for support on a possible diagnosis or treatment for this. Sometimes counselling and discussing your thoughts regarding leaving the house helps too. Maybe try keeping a thought diary when you think about leaving the house and write any physical symptoms down as well (e.g. feeling sick, sweating, light headedness, fidgeting) as this can reveal why you may be feeling this way when you leave the house.
May 24th, 2018 11:34pm
Try finding out why, and then try to avoid it. Or maybe try seeking some help. There's also the opportunity that you can do something to keep your mind of off it.
June 3rd, 2018 9:27am
Go through previous experience and list down the reasons. Be ready to overcome those. Prepare counter measure. It would surely help