I’m not as excited as my friends are for our graduation

I'm not as excited as my friends are for our graduation

I’m not as excited as my friends are for our graduation
because i have a panic disorder with agoraphobia…. 🙁

20 Comments on “I’m not as excited as my friends are for our graduation

  1.  by  panic gurl

    I totally understand since I too have panic disorder with agoraphobia. I know it SUCKS but know that things can and will get better. It is truly baby steps. Be gentle with yourself and try your best to celebrate the fact that you have accomplished what you have (you are graduating!). 🙂 Congratulations on your graduation and I wish you all the best.

    p/s check out Don’t Panic by R. Reid Wilson and the Anxiety and Phobias
    workbook. They have been lifesavers. Enjoy your LIFE! 🙂

  2.  by  Lynn

    I totally understand since I too have panic disorder with agoraphobia. I know it SUCKS but know that things can and will get better. It is truly baby steps. Be gentle with yourself and try your best to celebrate the fact that you have accomplished what you have (you are graduating!) Congratulations on your graduation and I wish you all the best. Have FUN!

    p/s Check out Don’t Panic by R. Reid Wilson and the Anxiety and Phobia Workbook. They have been life savers. Enjoy your LIFE. 🙂

  3.  by  Dregs

    I have the exact same thing, severe social anxiety disorder with agoraphobia. I am a senior this year, but I’m not going to my graduation ceremony because I’m so afraid that my tormenters will laugh at me or do something to embarrass me. I’m terrifyed of having a panic attack in front of everyone.

  4.  by  chepd

    tnx a lot, i highly appreciated ur comments. i still got doubt if i’m really going to atted. 🙂

  5.  by  chepd

    i really wanted to go to for my parents to be happy after all. 🙂

  6.  by  Dana

    I felt that way about my high school graduation. I even thought about killing myself the day of to get out of it. Somehow, I lived through not only my high school graduation but college as well.

  7.  by  Mindy

    You’re not alone. I have a severe social disorder myself. I was on Xanax during my ceremony because my mum wanted to get me going across the stage. I don’t remmeber much of it :/

  8.  by  missnicole916

    i have both those things as well . the only difference is the meds (xanax and a bunch of other things i cant even pronounce) made me not want to go to a normal school then i was in to drugs then i fell behind in credits now im back on track and getting my g.e.d in a month, but ive always dreamed of graduating and getting a deploma..to bad it would take 2 more years

  9.  by  kc

    I have the same problem, but since taking medicine and going through therepy I can now leave the house without fear. I still get jittery at events like that, but at least now I can manage. I know how you feel but I would encourage you to really try going if you are at all able – it’s something you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

  10.  by  TinLizzy1959

    I also have a panic disorder. I suffered with it for 9 years before I went to a doctor and started on Prozac. It took three weeks to work, but when it did, it felt like I was driving out of a fog and now I am fine as long as I take my meds. Don’t be afraid to tell your doctor. It is a chemical imbalance like diabetes. Life can be good again. Good luck to you, honey!!!

  11.  by  elizabeth

    I know excactly how you feel. Just be glad you are done with high school. I’m only a freshman and I’m not sure excactly how I’ll make it until graduation.

  12.  by  Dave

    I skipped graduation because of my anxiety disorder + agoraphobia – now I regret it, but thinking about how it would have been still starts triggering a panic attack! Just remember your benzos will calm you down, and if you really can’t handle it you can leave WHENEVER YOU NEED TO.

  13.  by  flushed

    I graduated last November.
    It was the worst agoraphobia I had yet experienced & I had been dreading it for so long.

    I don’t care what anyone says, I’m not sure it was worth it at all – except my parents seeing me graduate.
    I hope you managed to cope somehow & enjoy a glimmer of the ceremony.

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  15.  by  Ruth

    Throughout school i suffered so bad with panic attacks and agoraphobia that i attempted suicide twice, i guess god didn’t think my time was up yet. All i wanted was to escape me. To just be a normal person for a day, not to worry were i sat in class or what people thought of me. I was so alone and scared. I hated myself and just wanted out. One day I broke down and finally told my mam. She had the same problem but had fought it. I never knew. She helped me conquer it and become the person i am today. I have a job, great friends, achieving in college and I have the most amazing man in my life. I rarely have panic attacks anymore and when I do I can stop it, i don’t let it control me any more, my life is what I make it, I never thought I could ever be this happy.I faced it head on, if I was having a panic attack I wasn’t going to run anymore. I would sit there through it and it would go away eventually. Panic attacks will not kill me, large crowds will not kill me and public humiliation will not kill me. I’ve learned to laugh at myself and enjoy life. It’s not easy but its possible to get past the dark days and be happy. There is a shop in the city that is always crowded and I always make myself go in, it’s still horribly scary each time but panic attacks will not control me.I’m not afraid anymore. We have this weakness but it does not define us as a person.I am lucky in a way that I wouldn’t take the medication and that I could fight it on my own. It’s a never ending battle but I’m winning. I am lucky my mam was there to support me but she showed me that it was in me all along to fight it. I can’t help that I have it, its part of my make-up but i won’t surrender to it.

  16.  by  Minkette

    You have more control over your life than you think. That thought helped me opened the door to no longer having panic or anxiety attacks. It’s been over a year now and I no longer take Xanax in the daytime. (BTW, if you’re on a Xanax regimen, don’t go cold turkey. I didn’t, but I’ve read awful things about people who did.)

  17.  by  Ricki Hafenstein

    People with panic disorder have sudden and repeated attacks of fear that last for several minutes. Sometimes symptoms may last longer. These are called panic attacks. Panic attacks are characterized by a fear of disaster or of losing control even when there is no real danger. A person may also have a strong physical reaction during a panic attack. It may feel like having a heart attack. Panic attacks can occur at any time, and many people with panic disorder worry about and dread the possibility of having another attack.“;”

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