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... Just wondering if anyone has any helpful tips on getting over a fear of elevators. I have been claustrophobic my whole life and I really want to get over this fear. ... (9 replies)
... I too have a fear of elevators especially after having been stuck in one for a few minutes, but I’m not going to let that run my life. So here’s what I do now. I have a little Brookstone light on my keychain just in case, I familiarize myself with the door open button and the telephone inside the elevator, and always have my cell phone with me. If I’m going up or down a... (3 replies)
... how to get over fear of elevators (3 replies)

... how to get over fear of elevators (1 replies)
... I have been stuck in an elevators a few times. YOu would not be there long, they need them in use. People can hear you yell and they have little buttons to press. ... (3 replies)
... Majackso1, I used to have the same problem when I was younger. You didn't say what type of elevator. Newer ones installed in the last 20 years or so, if installed in buildings of 4 stories or less may be hydraulically driven. ... (3 replies)
... I had my first panic attack in a car. From then I headed into a downward spiral. I became extremely agoraphobic and lost my job of 5 years, but I didn't care, I thought I was going crazy. ... (6 replies)
... Can you be more specific about what bothers you. Is it the confined space? Is it the motion? Are you worried something may happen to the elevator? Can you ride with a friend, but not alone? (1 replies)
... I have an irrational fear of falling. ... (9 replies)
... I disagree with not telling anyone. I have kept my panic attacks to myself for close to 2 yrs. Most people know I am scared to drive in the city, ride on elevators or airplanes, thunderstorms, well anyway the list of obvious phobias go on and on, but the fact that I have developed OCD, I have hid that from everyone. ... (10 replies)
... I work as a librarian in a school pretty decent job but I have missed a number of days and have even had panic attacks that have caused me to leave work. Can't share with boss she's the devil himself on occassion. ... (5 replies)
... welcome notmyself its common for anxiety and panic attack sufferers to self medicate with alcahol, especially if they cant get any meds write a note to the panic clinic, telling them what you told us and more, and ask for their help again can you get any valium or similar, a big dose would enable you to get out see people and do things elevators are difficult for many... (8 replies)
... I work as a librarian in a school pretty decent job but I have missed a number of days and have even had panic attacks that have caused me to leave work. Can't share with boss she's the devil himself on occassion. ... (5 replies)




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