Agoraphobia, I'm scared all the time
Recently, my agoraphobia has got worse, there have been arson attacks in my street, so although I don't feel entirely safe in my house, I still feel safer than if I have to leave the house. I make sure all doors and windows are locked, I've even sellotape'd the letterbox shut. I've never felt this scared. I never made it to Mind on Monday, although I did manage to leave the house today to go to my anxiety management group.
I spoke to the co-ordinator at Mind and she suggested I go back to see my GP, and maybe consider going back on anti-psychotic meds, to calm my anxiety, but I have only ever found one helpful, and it's very sedating. I'm scared to re-consider it, because the arson attacks in my street, as I'm fearful of not waking if someone was to target my house.
The police and fire brigade have been round yesterday, asking if anyone has any information on the arson attacks, and the police have been patrolling during the day, the fire brigade have posted leaflets appealing for information, and to tell people to be extra vigilant and ensure you have working smoke alarms.
I don't really know what I'm asking for here, I think I'm just hoping for suggestions on what you would do in my position, re-consider the meds, or just hope the excess anxiety calms over time.