Claustrophobia: the fear of being enclosed in a small space or room and unable to escape. This fear can lead to severe anxiety and panic attacks and can cause you to alter your life style. Claustrophobia can be triggered in an elevator, a small car, a crowded room or even wearing tight clothing. Thankfully there are some homeopathic remedies that can be useful in acute attacks of claustrophobia.
This is the most common remedy for panic attacks from claustrophobia. The person gets anxious, restless with heart palpitations, and fears collapse.
The remedy is very similar to Aconite but focuses more on fears, anxiety, and restlessness with a thirst for small sips of water.
Pulsatilla is ideal for claustrophobia where the person feels suffocated. They always improve in open air.
Lachesis is helpful for claustrophobic individuals who cannot bear tight clothing, collars or bands around the neck for fear of suffocation.
This remedy is great for anticipatory anxiety. The person needing this remedy gets anxious thinking about the small spaces they are going to encounter before they've even gotten to that point.
As always, you should seek the help of a licensed Homeopath when dealing with a chronic condition.