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Agoraphobia seems to be getting worse.
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An_256672 posted:
I was diagnosed years ago as having PTSD panic disorder went to a therapist for 3yrs and had it under control for 10yrs, was off meds and doing great during this time. In 2011 a discussion with my mother changed my whole life and caused the panic to start again and along came depression and suddenly I was having trouble going outside my home. I have been in therapy 2yrs now. I was diagnosed with Agoraphobia. My dr has me on Klonopin and Welbutrin. I find relief as far as the panic and depression but the fear of going outside my home seems to be getting worse. Much harder for me to do each day. I spoke to my therapist and she said if it continues to get worse I may need to go to a psychiatrist to help me. Is anyone on here taking Klonopin and Welbutrin for Agoraphobia and does it help with these problems? I am getting married in a couple of months and trying to get my life back to at least semi normal.
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Reid Wilson, PhD responded:
I can only assume that your doctor is prescribing Wellbutrin for your depression. Because it is basically the only antidepressant that DOESN'T work for panic. If you are currently using your family physician for these medications, then I agree: get yourself to a psychiatrist.
 
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bonhill responded:
Klonopin has really helped with my panic & agoraphobia over the past 25 yrs - on 4mg/day in divided doses. However, Wellbutrin is one of the few anti-depressants NOT indicated for panic disorder. So pls see a psychiatrist, hopefully one who can put you on a different anti-depressant with anti-panic effects. No wonder your agoraphobia is getting worse (fear of going outside your home)- I'm guessing probably because of the Wellbutrin


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