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My anxiety has gotten to the point that I can't leave my room without shaking and almost bursting into tears...What now?

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Last Updated: 02/20/2018 at 2:08am
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Top Rated Answers
unicornlexi01
November 10th, 2015 11:44pm
This is daily life for me I barley leave my room because I physically cant. I was then told by my doctor that I should wear this bracelet that made me stronger honestly it wasn't really magic but at the time it helped I still wear the jewel that was on it to kind of help me go out side. Having a thing that helps you feel safe will help take things slow
positiveWhisper24
April 12th, 2015 5:09pm
Seek professional help. Also check out the 7 cups anxiety guide: https://www.7cups.com/anxiety-help/
PunPun123
June 27th, 2017 7:06pm
If anxiety has taken control of you to the point that you can't leave your room, then I believe it is time to get help. If talking to a friend, parent, or relative doesn't help, then perhaps talking to a therapist who can mentor you to get better would be the best case scenario.
Anonymous
May 14th, 2015 11:56am
Sounds like it's gotten pretty tough for you. Have you thought about speaking to someone you trust about what's been going on for you? If it's affecting your daily life, something's got to be done. I trust that you'll make the right decision! You seem like a very down to earth person. If it helps... I would do some research on what to do....I found this for you, http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/01/23/11-tips-to-help-manage-anxiety/ Good luck
Anonymous
August 15th, 2016 6:53am
You might consider looking into a family therapist... Sometimes people like that will come to your house for the sessions, and maybe you could get help!
Anonymous
March 29th, 2016 2:22pm
you should see someone, because at this point you need a person who's close to you and can help you any time you need. maybe talk about it with your parents!! don't let anxiety control your life.
GoodKarma
March 30th, 2015 3:28am
You should probably see a specialist or find something that can be your anchor to help you. Get a pet or join a group.
ListeningDaniela
April 9th, 2015 4:33am
Start with the self-help guides on 7 cups about anxiety. The self help guides are great, very useful. Do the activities they are very helpful.
Amanda9715
April 29th, 2015 3:23am
I use the 7-11 method. When I feel the shaking and the tears coming on: I stop, breath in for 7 second, breath out for 11, and repeat until I've calmed down. This pulls you away from the situation, distracting you.
Miracle
May 14th, 2015 10:46am
That sounds like a very distressing and challenging situation. While anxiety can of course be general it might be worth trying to identify specific fears and working on tacking them. It might also be good to consider the strength of your support system which I do imagine will be lacking in the context of such isolation so you may have the opportunity to build it up again, for example by speaking on the phone or allowing family into your room to speak to you, when you feel more comfortable around them and are satisfied that they can provide adequate support as you take on new challenges you can take it one step at a time with them around you, for example going into another room with them if only for a short while, then maybe into the garden and with time into public spaces. As you feel more confident in your ability to handle your anxiety you may be able to speak your fears over with your support system. In addition to this in the early stages if you would like to it may be possible to speak to a healthcare provider either over the phone before you see them in person or considering your circumstances they may be able to visit you in your own home, with this level of anxiety medication and therapy may help.
MandaP
July 6th, 2015 7:04am
Do you think you could reach out via phone or computer to find some support for yourself? There are plenty of help lines etc. that can support you.
heartsNcupcakes
July 13th, 2015 12:06am
Now its time to research your options. Don't be afraid to seek help. Through experience I know how debilitating it can be; and to go through it alone can sometimes make it even harder. Want help, research different methods of help. Different options work for everyone. Theres medication, counseling/therapy, talking to a close family friend who can help. Being on this site is a good first step because it means you're reaching out. Do your research and seek help. Also know that you're never alone and you can overcome this.
ihearyou14
August 25th, 2015 10:43am
In my experience, go to the closest adult family member for help, and make an appointment to see a professional psychiatrist. Sometimes anxiety can get in the way of our lives, and you need to think: "I WONT LET IT WIN." I hope you can overcome the anxiety by pushing yourself. Have a pleasant reason to get out of your room. Maybe make some tea, watch TV, anything that makes you feel good about yourself. That is the key. If you cannot control it, please get professional help. It is the only step if you can't handle it.
theonehope
September 22nd, 2015 8:05am
Anxiety is a thing that happens inside you. The first thing you need to do is to stop it by taking over your brain because you have the control of yourself. Don't ever take medicines. They only hide symptoms don't really solve it. The solution can be made only by you no one else. Just make your brain stop. I know it will be hard but once it leaves anxiety never returns. And during a panick attack keep tapping the bone under eye with your finger for one minute than stop for few seconds and then again keep doing the same for 5 minutes. There are some calming nerves there.
Anonymous
February 22nd, 2016 11:43pm
That's sounds quite scary and I can understand it may seem very difficult to cope right now. If you can, try to pinpoint some of the causes of your anxiety?
mrsfrankenstein
February 20th, 2018 2:08am
It sounds like you are feeling distressed right now. Would you tell me more about your experiences with anxiety?