Im one. I isolate myself quite frequently and dont leave me room. Im so scared of society and the outside world, its unreal. I dont think i can trust society or its people, its filled with evil Nd uncertainty
I’m kind of a shut in. I only go out when I have to.
Yep, same. I think society is just unpredictable and i want no part of it. It sucks since i dont work anymore and been living off my pension and family monetary support.
Yeah, I’m scared to go outside. I think it’s because of my social cognition. No longer able to read people’s facial expressions. So when I go outside, it looks like most people are mean mugging me. (not sure how much of it is in my head and how much of it is real).
Your preaching to the choir mate, i call it hibernating. Currently ive been indoors 4 days, but can not see a soul for a couple of weeks. Very rarely i will go to a cafe for breakfast, but thats at 6am too when everywhere is quiet. Or to the 24hour tesco in the middle of the night.
Its definatley not good for your mental health - but its preferable to dealing with the public.
All the bills and food shopping is done online, and recently i started getting my meds delivered too, so i dont even go to the chemist now.
Its not healthy - and im sure it doesnt help my anxiety, but you do your best, and if that means isolating, so be it.
I need to figure out how to get my meds delivered to me. It would be nice to not have to go outside for anything.
I don’t feel a need to live in jail like circumstances. I am free to get out and about. Today for example i had a subway in the park and shared some bread with the variety of birds we got there. Still, i do this all by myself. I have been in locked wards too long. I appreciate my freedoms.
Sorry, I have to much insight to this illness. To the detriment of my quality of life.
Same i always think they are mean mugging me too, or that they don’t want to talk to me, or that they look exactly like me… I don’t know maybe its an insecurity for me.
@Naarai LOL yep, it gets to you if you always go out, i have no idea how my parents do it, i admire it. it isn’t but im not willing to risk it at all if push comes to shove… i go get my meds because i need to also do some other things and plus it’s the only time i leave my house, and it’s only once every week or so.
i dont know, looking at you i feel like all those symptoms sound like mine, but i highly doubt i even have schizophrenia, i dont know. my doc says im in denial about it but oh well
I mean yeah - i will go out if im desparate for milk sometimes, but its hard on the head so usually i dont bother and its for less then 10 minutes lol.
It’s the fact I know the exact reasons why I don’t like going outside. I’m not diagnosed with schizophrenia, but if I do have it, it would have to be the deficit type. (Pretty sure I have it though since my Mom has it and I have all the negative and cognitive symptoms) That’s why I’m not sure I even belong/relate to others on this forum. But it’s negatives and cognitive deficits that keep me from going outside. I don’t necessarily have any paranoia.
my social stamina is so low, too. lol yeah oh well what can we do my buddy seth.
Make sure you get 30 min. a day in the sun for vitamin d. Its important for your immune system. I am a nightperson, but i had a vitamin d deficit.
ohh i see what you mean. It’s hard to relate when there is a lacking of symptoms you know, its more of a sympathy type of thing. I see, for me it’s paranoia and nagging voices.
I take multivits for that reason - and the fact my diets piss poor. I usually do an extra dose of vit b as well.
Yeah, but I’m pretty sure I’m near the end of my prodome, unless I do just have simple schizophrenia. I do belong on this forum from a social standpoint. Since my social functioning and real world functioning are so low. I just can’t relate to people’s delusions and hallucinations. Makes me feel like a fraud.
I just do my regular bloodtests and react to the results.
Or wait, you guys tell me, do I belong on this forum? I can leave if you guys don’t want me here.
Don’t answer that question hold on.