Yes, I have experience.
I think once things have gotten so bad that you have trouble leaving the house then it's time to seek qualified help and be put on medication. This is not something to deal with (and suffer) on your own. I think meds are mostly a last resort but in your case it seems warranted...sometimes waiting too long for meds isn't good either because it could've prevented things from getting worse. I'd address this before you can't leave the house at all. Just my advice.
I hate that there's a stigma attached to psych meds because it's stops a lot people from seeking help. Don't listen to negativity and keep it to yourself when it comes to people that don't understand. It's none of their business anyway. Also stay off Google