So I committed to going to a 4th of July thing at my aunts house. I said I’d make potato salad. There are going to be a lot of people there and probably a lot of drinking. Not only have I not been around a group of people in about 2 years, I am having a med change and feel vulnerable to symptoms ( I get a lot of paranoia/feeling like people are in my thoughts around a lot of people). I want to go but I also am nervous. Any suggestions to survive or should I sit it out? I want to try and participate in life and not continue to isolate in my house. Idk . Any advice will be welcome.
I’m going to a 4th of July party myself and am pretty nervous.
I think it’s best to go and try, then to skip it.
You may surprise yourself.
Maybe practice some small talk in the mirror,
That’s a good idea. I struggle relating to people and knowing what to say sometimes so practicing is a good idea. I could practice with my husband. And he will be there to support me and said if I get overwhelmed or agitated we can step away or leave early. I’m going to try
Good luck out there,
I’m sure you’ll do fine.
For me its the negative symptoms preventing me from hanging out with friends not nervousness or anxiety but god how i feel good when I force myself to go eventhough they picked me up. I hanged out with 3 friends last week and it felt good. I say force yourself and go as you will regret it if you dont go. Thats what happens to me when I refuse hanging out with friends
Do you have a prn you could take to help you relax a little and ease the anxiety. When I have to travel I take Ativan, it’s a must for me.
I’m glad you’re going to try. Don’t hesitate to say you need to leave if you can’t handle it
I do have clonazepam I can take one of those
I would do that then, I think that’s what they’re meant for.
yeah, definitely go! I would say forget about it all around family.
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