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    Hey i was wondering if anyone could give me some much needed advice any would be extremely welcome. I suffer from IBS so bad the doctors are now thinking it could be Crohns Disease but my main problem is whenever I leave my house I have Panic attacks. Im so scared of going anywhere and its affecting my social life and relationship. I dropped out of college then work because of it and its safe to say Ive spent much of this past year stuck inside my house scared. Im starting college again next week and hope desparately that the anxiety will stop. Valium has helped but I really want to lead a happy and normal life again. Has anyone got any advice thanks a lot x
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    Is your anxiety related to the fact you have IBS? What are your main worries when you do go places?
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    My friend has a similar problem so i can sort of empathise with what you're going through.

    He says it's best to hang around with someone at all times and to always not think about what might happen or when you may next have an attack. Try and keep your mind clear and focused on more positive things.

    I'm sorry i couldn't be more helpful but i hope you get on well at college
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    That sounds awful, sorry. My advice would be to start out slowly. Do you live near any countryside? Maybe try to go with a friend and just walk about outside and gradually progress until you feel more comfortable in big places. You see, for me personally, and I know this might not apply to you, I feel more relaxed and generally happy if I am in a massive, crowded place. It might be to do with the anonymity of a big city partly. Maybe it's a question of the way you think about it? A mind over matter type situation. I don't really know much about panic attacks!

    What sort of things do you fear?

    (Also, never do LSD!)
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    (Original post by Sehnsucht)
    That sounds awful, sorry. My advice would be to start out slowly. Do you live near any countryside? Maybe try to go with a friend and just walk about outside and gradually progress until you feel more comfortable in big places. You see, for me personally, and I know this might not apply to you, I feel more relaxed and generally happy if I am in a massive, crowded place. It might be to do with the anonymity of a big city partly. Maybe it's a question of the way you think about it? A mind over matter type situation. I don't really know much about panic attacks!

    What sort of things do you fear?

    (Also, never do LSD!)
    I don't think they're agoraphobic...
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    (Original post by Fluent in Lies)
    I don't think they're agoraphobic...
    Neither do I, hence the countryside comment.

    I am assuming it's to do with busy, crowded places - I can't think what else causes panic outside?
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    try going out step by step and building it up too long distances
 
 
 
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