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I have severe OCD and Anxiety problems...and recently Ive

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I have severe OCD and Anxiety problems...and recently I've moved from Florida to Western PA. I've started feeling trapped here, and realized it was because where I live is Central, and not near the Water. I feel trapped or crowded or something. Similar to the feeling you would get if you were in a theater and you sat in one of the middle seats, instead of the aisle seats. Do you know what this would be called or why it's happening?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Jean replied 4 years ago.

Jean N/20pluscounts :

Hello, this is Jean and I am available for a live chat

Customer:

Hello!

Jean N/20pluscounts :

Hello! What you are describing sounds like symptoms similar to claustrophobia, fear and anxiety associated with closed in spaces.

Customer:

Yah, thats what it feels like

Customer:

but its weird to feel l that way about a state?

Customer:

lol

Jean N/20pluscounts :

The open-ness living near or on the water and moving inland certainly can create this feeling.

Customer:

Will it go away? :P

Jean N/20pluscounts :

It's similar for people who live in land and they move to Hawaii they feel trapped on the island

Jean N/20pluscounts :

You said you moved recently- how recent?

Customer:

Well I moved here in October

Customer:

but I've never lived in a central state before

Jean N/20pluscounts :

WIth your history of ocd and anxiety I would think you would be sensitive to such a change.

Customer:

Ya I think thats whats going on.

Customer:

Anyway to help it?

Jean N/20pluscounts :

I have a website I'd encourage you to take a look at I will paste it just a second

Customer:

ok

Jean N/20pluscounts :

Having trouble with the copy past- it's www.changethatsrightnow.com

Jean N/20pluscounts :

The site has good info. I will gather my other resources and share them with you. Common treatment for claustrophobia is cognitive therapy- taking a look at thoughts.

Customer:

o

Customer:

ok

Jean N/20pluscounts :

WIth your history of ocd and anxiety have you had specific treatment like therapy, cognitive therapy?

Customer:

Im in therapy now

Customer:

but

Customer:

She said Im severly OCD

Customer:

And need medication

Customer:

Luvox

Customer:

And I cant get to the dr until next week

Customer:

Im having health Anxiety too lol

Jean N/20pluscounts :

Anxiety is treated pretty well with meds and therapy together

Customer:

Yah I hope it works!

Customer:

Thanks for you help tonight though!

Customer:

I appreciate it!

Jean N/20pluscounts :

It sounds like you are doing what we in mental health field would recommend

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