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Anxiety about leaving for bus into town

Beam_Violet
Beam_Violet Community member Posts: 4 Listener
Gerrin cripplin anxiety over the thought of it rite noe

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  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Beam_Violet welcome to this lovely group.
    I'm so sorry to hear about your anxiety, take a deep breath.
     when you ready tell us why you've got to go on the bus.

    I'm sure some of the other members will greet you soon.

  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 7,562 Scope online community team
    Hello @Beam_Violet that's okay, what about it worries you most?

    The mental health charity Mind has lots of advice on self-care for anxiety which might be worth a read now for you.

    What support are you getting at the moment for your mental health? Is it something you've talked about with your GP before?

    If there's anything I can help with let me know.

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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Campaigns Posts: 12,485 Disability Gamechanger
    A warm welcome to the community from me too @Beam_Violet :) How are you doing today? 

    Thank you for being so honest in your first post. I used to find getting public transport really difficult. I've found that my anxiety surrounding it has decreased as I've gotten more used to it, and I don't find it so bad now, especially when it's a journey I'm familiar with.

    Would you mind telling us a little bit more about what you think might be causing the anxiety? Is it leaving the house in general, or specific to getting a bus? 
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  • Beam_Violet
    Beam_Violet Community member Posts: 4 Listener
    It was. Specific to getting a bus
  • emancherry33
    emancherry33 Community member Posts: 3,611 Pioneering
    Hi @Beam _Violet welcome I used to have massive panic and anxiety attacks not just on a bus ,but waiting or a bus passing me on the road even though I was as far away as I could get from a bus, it took months of adversion therapy with a specialist before I could go anywhere near a bus yet alone on a bus, such a frightening time then. It was baby steps, but I got there. I still now sometimes get a little surge if a bus stops quickly but other wise I'm in control not the fear.
  • emancherry33
    emancherry33 Community member Posts: 3,611 Pioneering
    Hi @Beam_violent, sorry just had to correct a bit of what I wrote. It was not months of adversion therapy . It was months of cognitive Behavioural Therapy with a specialist.sorry.
  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
    I too struggle with buses and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. I get a taxi if I do go out and I am so lucky they’re quite cheap where I live. 

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