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PTSD sucks. It sucks for the person suffering from it, it sucks for the people who have to live with the person suffering. My hubby was involved in an accident which involved him coming very close to being killed and it still haunts him 3 and a half years down the line.
Luckily he received treatment wherein under close medical supervision he had to relive the emotions of the accident over and over again and whilst to some this might sound even more traumatic it actually helped him overcome some of the fear he experienced doing stuff like going out etc.
Now I do not want to pry into what caused your PTSD, but if you havent had treatment for it, I would strongly suggest you do so. My hubby's doctor told him, if you do not receive treatment then eventually the incidences of panic attacks will increase, until eventually you become a prisoner in your own home.
There was never any rhyme or reason behind what started my hubby off. A bank of fog, a smell, a sound, people milling around, or simply silence, anything and everything was a potential trigger and whilst it sounds to me as if yours is through the uncertainty of what will happen outside you need really to get to grips with what is causing you to feel like you do.
Pills are wonderful, but they are not a cure and neither will they help you overcome what is causing you to have panic attacks. Nor will alcohol.
I honestly don't want to sound as if I am lecturing you, but speaking from the position of someone who lives with someone with Severe PTSD topped off by Severe Clinical Depression I know from watching my hubby slowly shut down, reject any kind of outside life because of panic attacks you have to get treatment.
Please ask your doctor about EMDR, Eye Movement Disassociation and Reprocessing. It isn't a cure, but it is as close to one as we have found thus far.
(unfortunately you are never cured of PTSD, as you are probably all too aware, but it can be controlled, at least to a certain extent,)
Best wishes from us all.