Because I have not gone outside, it is like climbing Everest to go out on the street. This isn’t healthy.
Has your new depot taken effect?
Maybe you should contact your doctor.
I think my depot should be working by now.
I think this problem is more psychological than physiological. I don’t think meds would help
Take small steps. Set realistic goals. Sometimes going outside is over-stimulating and overwhelming.
Just a walk to start?
You should leave and do something small. Maybe a little walk.
Just remember each day you stay in makes it harder and harder to leave
Start from where you are. Don’t be upset with yourself. There are multiple reasons you have gotten to this point. It doesn’t mean you have failed, and it doesn’t mean you will not be able to overcome it. We are rooting for you!
Some seasons are harder than others. What is easy for one person may be difficult for another.
It’s hard going out if you have little purpose in doing so,paranoia or not. For me it involves walking a short distance to a cafe and sitting by myself to have a coffee and something to eat. It’s not exactly awe inspiring and the food is fairly mediocre. The alternative is to try another cafe which is more expensive/upmarket and about the same distance away . Then I would be self conscious about looking scruffy and not posh enough.
@anon94176359 I hope you can find a reason to go out. Do you have any mates you could go out with?
No no mates. But I have a small park across the street. It has benches. Might try sitting there tomorrow
The park sounds like a good idea. It’s not far away and sitting on the benches sounds relaxing. Good luck @anon94176359.
I think having something like a small park would help, especially in the summer.
I have plenty of mobile data on my phone. So I can sit and read the news etc
Plus if it’s just me I don’t have to worry about dressing all smart and such
Maybe it’s agoraphobia. I had it too in the past
You can’t be as bad a dresser as me. I have zero clothes sense.
I am the same, jimbob. I guess I have anxiety and aps doesn’t work very well on it. Plus I lived isolated since decades, don’t do the same. Now sometimes I cant even move and am just sitting here just worrying about the future. since how long you isolate? Yes, in some cases, meds don’t work. In my case too theres no point to try new meds always. I find very hard too to feel guilty when I can just sit here and nothing more.
good luck jim, hope you get out
I was raised by my dad so I never did have good fashion sense. I didn’t know how pretty I was in my youth either. It’s sad.
I get out once a month to meet with my pdoc. Other than that and a few trips around the corner to the grocery store, I’m at home
Did you go out?
Anxiety meds help me, things like L-theanine, ativan, hydroxyzine. They help me pull it together. Without L-theanine, even reading the forum right now might be too triggering. I might take seroquel for sleep tonight, maybe less than the full tablet.