I don’t think the average person knows what agoraphobia is.
Agoraphobia is a fear of leaving your home.
Even the possibility of going outside the house can cause such harsh anxiety that I can hardly breathe. I already had harsh anxiety. I couldn’t motivate myself to do our work, or even go shopping by myself. I talked to our dentist because our anxiety was getting so overwhelming I was becoming agoraphobic. I didn’t even want to answer the door. I was doing all of our shopping via computer plus having the items delivered to our house. I had very clear instructions to go with every order. The delivery driver was to ring the doorbell twice, then place the items on the doorstep outside the house. When I saw them pull away, I would go to the door to get the order. There were only three people who came to visit. My dentist, who was also our closest friend, our sister, plus our dad. Dad thought I was crazy. They all met at our house to talk to me. Monique, our best friend plus dentist, told myself and others she thought she had something that could assist me. She said they had recently legalized medical marijuana. She saw research about medical marijuana plus she thought it could be a help for me. She provided myself and others a prescription for medical marijuana plus helped myself and others to go through the requirements to get our marijuana card. My sister picked up our first order at the medical marijuana dispensary. My dad was there to hold our hand plus champion. I couldn’t really tell the difference marijuana made, plus I was outside our house within more than 2 months, with the assistance of our support group.