Until last summer, Sunita Hind was a happy-go-lucky person who enjoyed weekly shopping trips in town with her girlfriends. But today, even a visit to her local hairdresser feels terrifying.
'I am living in a constant state of fear,' says the 38-year-old writer from Derby.
'The thought of coming into contact with other people makes me terrified. I thought I'd be jumping for joy at the idea of going to get my hair done.
'But all I can think of is the people who might come too close to me.'
Sunita was diagnosed with anxiety by her GP last summer. She rarely ventures out – despite having had both her Covid jabs.
Two weeks ago, she suffered a panic attack in her local Asda.
'It was all the people swarming around me. Having spent so long in my little bubble at home, where I felt safe, it was way too …