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  1. Lemuel
    September 22, 2014 @ 10:21 am

    I also experience discomfort in public places. It really feels as if everybody’s watching you and I usually really just hurry up and get out and go home. But the beauty of the awareness that it’s just your mind playing tricks on you is that you’re able to control the panic.

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  2. Jessica
    October 4, 2014 @ 11:47 am

    I hate to shop anyway but have to be mentally prepared for Wal-Mart. Waiting until Im in the best possible moods to go n still have extreme panic attacks which causes intense rage. I have had panic attacks so bad its made me vomit and even passed out at the service desk one time. I thought Id someday get over this but its been happening since I was 8yrs old n has only gotten worse with time.

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  3. avraham durall
    October 5, 2014 @ 8:46 pm

    I know that for me, the anxiety starts when I stay in the store to long. I have been able to control it since I discovered that the chemical out gassing from chemicals and plastic products is what starts you feeling ill, then anxiety sets in. Stay away from stores selling China products and don’t stay very long.

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  4. Angie Black
    October 27, 2014 @ 11:06 pm

    Omgosh, this is all so me! I haven’t been inside Walmart or a mall in over 41/2 years. I tried making myself go in the beginning but just found it to be too debilitating for myself and others that may be with me. I’m all tensed up and heart pounding just reading these comments. I so hate these panic attacks and what it has done to me and my life. Glad I’m not alone but an so sorry that others have to go through this as well. God bless us all.

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  5. Sunny
    June 9, 2015 @ 11:13 am

    Clothes shopping is a huge trigger for me, especially being a larger woman with anxiety, I can’t go to the same stores with my friends because I know it’ll set off a horrible attack. I prefer to shop by myself, or with family members in a store that I know will fit me, I stay away from small boutiques and if my friends do want to go in there I don’t even look for myself, I focus all on them. If you’re out and having a panic attack, remove yourself from the situation go to the car take a minute wait for your friends to come out, there is no shame in saving yourself.

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