I have anxiety attacks frequently. I’m used to them on some level. However, anytime someone knocks on my door or rings the doorbell, my heart automatically jumps, as if it’s trying to jump out of my chest. I don’t know why, but I panic every time there’s a noise outside of my house. When it happens, my mind flashes back to when I was 17 and living with an abusive boyfriend.

It used to paralyze me, but now I slowly walk to the door with my dog and check to see who is there. I hate the fear I feel when there’s a knock on the door. They’re panic attacks and I feel like I have no control over them. I’ve been able to reduce how long they last, but I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to get rid of them completely. Most of my anxiety and panic attacks are related to sound. I don’t know why that is.

8 thoughts on “Knocks On The Door Are Terrifying

  1. I can understand this completely Anxiety is not fun especially when it takes over the little things in live when the fear sets in its hard to let go and when little things happen it feels like your about to have a heart attack.

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  2. Knocks on the door are the worst! I am the same way I now can go to the door, slowly…before I wouldn’t even go to it I would go upstairs and hide.

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