I don’t know if many people know what agoraphobia is.
Agoraphobia is a fear of leaving your home.
Even the thought of going outside the house can cause such extreme anxiety that I can barely breathe. I already had extreme anxiety. I couldn’t motivate myself to do my work, or even go shopping on my own. I talked to my doctor because my anxiety was getting so bad I was becoming agoraphobic. I didn’t even want to answer the door. I was doing all of my shopping online and having the items delivered to my house. I had explicit instructions to go with every order. The delivery driver was to ring the doorbell twice, then leave the items on the doorstep outside the house. When I saw them pull away, I would go to the door and pick up my order. There were only three people who came to visit. My doctor, who was also my best friend, my sister, and my dad. Mom thought I was crazy. They all met at my house to talk to me. Charlie, my best friend and doctor, told me he thought he had something that could help me. He said they had recently legalized medical marijuana. He had read quite a few articles about medical marijuana and he thought it could be a help for me. He gave me a prescription for medical marijuana and helped me to get my marijuana card. My sister picked up my first prescription at the medical marijuana dispensary. My dad was there to hold my hand and champion. I couldn’t believe the difference marijuana made, and I was outside my house within two months, with the help of my support group.