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Thank you for your response. It appears that maybe you are experiencing a higher than normal anxiety over these situations. You said you have seen 3 psychologists? Have they prescribed you anything to try and curb your anxiety?

Your reaction to CLOSE situations will be the key to trying to get help. What is your reaction when a door closes behind you? Do you run out? Does your heart start racing? Does it feel as if you cannot breathe?

You also indicated that you know the reason behind your fear. You explained that something happened when you were 5 or 6 years old. Do you want to share that experience? Since you know this experience is key to your fear, trying to deal with that experience may be step 1 in a process of letting that fear go. We all share fear in a similar way, but it is how we deal with it that helps manage the fear.

There is no magic wand that will cure your anxiety and fears and there is no miracle pill. With this in mind, remember that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. You are in control! You are strong and can overcome your fears.

So this all sounds great, right? You say, HOW DO I DO THIS? The key is behavior therapy. What triggers you to have anxiety or fear in close situations? Is it the walls? The door? The spider web on the ceiling? What is the first trigger point?

Since there are so many questions, I am also going to leave you some websites to browse. It is more for your information purposes although, if you are 10+ on your scale, you may want to seek help from a psychologist to try and curb your anxiety while working on baby steps to help control your fears.

Here are the websites for you:

Epigee Organization


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I hope these are helpful. I am still curious on what your previous psychologists prescribed you and if the treatment helped at all? We, at EmpowHer, are here is help you in anyway that we can. Let us know as much information as possible to try and pinpoint helping you on your way to phobia freedom.

March 13, 2010 - 10:24am


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