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  1. #1
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    Hi

    Hi- I'm a 30 year-old female living in New York City. I have panic disorder with a history of agoraphobia. I was completely housebound for 6 months when I was 16 years old. I used to get very severe panic attacks with derealization, and I thankfully haven't had a full-blown panic attack in about 8 years. Despite that, I still avoid certain things in fear of a panic attack, mainly travel. I live in Manhattan, and I have a hard time getting to outer boroughs of NYC (Brooklyn, Queens, etc), especially via subway. I really want to be able to live and travel more freely, but I feel stuck. I'm in therapy (psychodynamic modality, which I find very helpful) and take meds, but this is one hurdle I've been having trouble with. Any advice? Thanks!

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    Welcome to No More Panic!

    Hiya rl2 and welcome to NMP

    Why not take a look at our articles on our home page, they contain a wealth of information and
    are a great starting place for your time on the forum.

    I hope you find the as site helpful and informative as I have and that you get the help and
    support you need here and hope that you meet a few friends along the way
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    Re: Welcome to No More Panic!

    Hiyer rl2,

    Welcome to the site, sounds like you've made some great progress already. I just wanted to say that you might find that you don't get advice on the 'Introduce yourself' forum, as I've noticed it has a tendency to not be read by many here. If you copy and paste your message onto another relevant page and start a new thread it might get more views ?

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