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I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.
The condition that you are having is basically phobia (agoraphobia). This is a disorder of anxiety and occurs cause of imbalance of certain neurotransmitters in the brain. especially serotonin, nor adrenaline, and dopamine to some extent. Medicines are the best options to take care of these symptoms. Paroxetine is the the most popular medicine and my drug of choice. I generally prescribe my patients 12.5 mg per day at night which takes care of anxiety symptoms. Also certain medicines like propranolol and clonazepam can be give as required when there is a panic episode or expected situation where panic attack can appear.
Also there is an option of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). This therapy is taken by either a psychologist or a psychiatrist in which the therapist identifies impaired cognitions (Thoughts) and try to correct them. They are 15-20 min weekly session and there should be around 8-10 sessions to help you with your illness.
Hope this helps,
In case if you have any further query, do let me know.
Dr. Srikanth Reddy
Patient replied :
How exactly do I go about getting this medication?
You can request your family physician for a prescription for Paroxetine 12.5 mg once daily. Try it for a month and let me know if it helps. Otherwise we can change the drug to Clonazepam.