Hey SRD. I can totally relate, whether it's people I know or co-workers or whoever I feel like everyone can just travel and go wherever they want with such ease and for me the idea of going on a trip is dreadful. All I do is worry. Actually, it was the fact that instead of looking forward to vacations like most people, I was down right DREADING them that made me seek out treatment for anxiety. This past summer I was supposed to go to NYC for a few days and I was dreading it. Everything in my wanted to cancel but I didn't, and once I was there I had a great time, I kept Ativan with me in case I needed it, but that entire trip I didn't end up needing to. So I'm not AS worried about a couple of out of state weddings I have this fall but I did notice my anxiety is starting up again when I think about them. I used to be able to travel places with no problem. Now I can't even imagine getting on an airplane. But I wanted to say that I worried about taking the ativan too at first. There's nothing to be nervous about though, at least thats what I found. I don't know what I was expecting to happen with the ativan but I really felt like it just made me a little less edgy. I like Jessica's idea of gradually trying to get out of your comfort zone. Feeling defeated or 'different than everyone else' because of anxiety is the worst. When I start feeling that way I just come on here and am reminded that I'm not alone, and that this is something I can overcome.