Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
Resources
About MyCOPDTeam
Powered By
Real members of MyCOPDTeam have posted questions and answers that support our community guidelines, and should not be taken as medical advice. Looking for the latest medically reviewed content by doctors and experts? Visit our resource section.

How Do I Get Out Of The House

How Do I Get Out Of The House

my anxiety depression and using oxygen has me trapped in this house

posted December 1, 2022
A MyCOPDTeam Member

I'm really sorry to hear that. Maybe you could find a good therapist on line who could help you with your anxiety and depression. The place where you get your O2 for in home use is also supposed to provide you with an O2 source for out and about. If you could get control of your depression and anxiety, you could co out like everyone else.

posted December 1, 2022
A MyCOPDTeam Member

It doesn't bother me except the top of my ears have a hard time holding both the oxygen tubing and a mask. I wave and greet all other oxygen users. They all reply. We're part of a community!😀

posted December 10, 2022
A MyCOPDTeam Member

Yes, the good ole anxiety. I've had it almost my whole life, now it includes going out. The first time I was out with my portable oxygen concentrator (not sure what I would have done if I had one of the oxygen tanks) I was at the grocery store. And of course a lot of stores have only one or two regular lanes and several self serve. I tried to do the self checkout and sack my groceries at the same time because I didn't want to have others waiting on me. It was a total mess up. The guy behind me asked if he could help, and of course with my "I can do it" attitude I said no. After that humiliating scene I said I would never go to the store again. So now I just order from Sam's Club and pick it up. But when I need just a few items I will go to the regular grocery store. But I will NOT use the self check out.

Please make an appointment for a counlor's appointment. (They use different ways to help you--therapy, drugs, exercises to do.) There are several ways to do this. You can use the phone, the computer or make time to go to the appointment. For about a year and a half that and other doctor's appointments were the only way I got out of the house. This year I have went to the Rennacense festivale, to a craft shows (1st time my brother saw me with oxygen), yoga classes and other places.

posted December 2, 2022

Related content

View all
Anyone Live In The Wilmington, NC Area (Southport In Particular) Who Could Recommend A Good Pulmonologist And/or Primary Care Doctor?
A MyCOPDTeam Member asked a question 💭
Air Travel And POCs
A MyCOPDTeam Member asked a question 💭
Does Anyone Else Get Server Night Sweats?
A MyCOPDTeam Member asked a question 💭
Already a Member? Log in