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Raven777

696d

Recently my anxiety has significantly increased. My doc has me on some new meds. I have been trying to find a therapist. Trying to get out more but my anxiety keeps me from socializing much. I know I need connections. How do I do this?

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    • UCBree

      692d

      @MandaRenee Raven, we are in the same age group I noticed. Feel free to reach out anytime. You've got a friend here.

    • Harvey78

      695d

      Im using this app for socialization its Anonymous and learing about solutions to health problems benigit everyone

    • Rkane911

      696d

      I have severe anxiety. My doctor has never put me on medication for this. I suffer from anxiety attacks daily. It used to be under Control, but now I have depression and too much sadness (lost my mom on 12/2020 and my brother on 09/2021) that it's making the anxiety so much worse.

      • Raven777

        695d

        @Rkane911 I'm so sorry for your loss. It must make it so much more difficult. ❤️ I suffer depression too and I think it makes it doubly hard to get out and reach out. I only have my parents and grown children to talk to. My parents are both in bad health and elderly and I know it won't be too many more years until they're gone. I don't know how I'm going to get along when that happens. My circle and world are so tiny. I don't know how to make it bigger. I also have daily attacks and am really struggling to get a handle on them.

    • youaregood

      696d

      I suggest seeing a therapist. I also suggest trying to eat healthy / wholly, drink lots of water, spend time outside, and movement everyday. I know social anxiety is tough ❤️ I suggest starting small like reaching out to friends and family you know and just trying to regularly talk to people. Also giving strangers compliments in public is a small way to get used to talking to people in a less stressful way since you don’t have to have a full conversation, just give a small compliment to someone in line or ask the cashier how they are doing today. Small steps 💕 (: most people will respond kindly. Maybe try volunteering or joining a group if your interest (for me I try to get involved in my faith and people who share my faith, volunteering interests, art interests).

      • Raven777

        695d

        @youaregood thank you. I talk to my family but have no friends. Trying to get into therapy. On waiting lists. I've been looking for support groups. I want to get out and do more, make friends, but don't know how and panic.

    • MandaRenee

      696d

      I'm new here, I suffer greatly with this as well. I know it is very hard. 😥💕 I just try not to beat myself up. I have 2 kids, Middle and High school and a husband that works full time. I do my best just to go to the store to get necessities most days. I try to set up times to hang out with a friend where it's very low key, just us and we aren't doing anything stressful. It's been very hard for me since Covid, more-so. I wish there were an easy answer. Try to get into therapy and find something that works for you. Baby steps. And be gentle on yourself 💕

      • UCBree

        692d

        @MandaRenee Raven, we are in the same age group I noticed. Feel free to reach out anytime. You've got a friend here.

      • Raven777

        695d

        @MandaRenee I'm sorry you're going through this too. It's very hard. I'm glad you have friends to hang out with. I don't have any. I find it hard to make friends. I don't know how to. trying to get into therapy and find support groups but it is hard. I'm on waiting lists. Really trying to change my life. It's hard.

        • MandaRenee

          692d

          @Raven777 I have a couple friends, but I'm not really close to anyone either. I get together with someone maybe once every couple months for a couple hours at the house. I totally get it. Otherwise I just sit. It feels like I spend my life sitting. I'm so sorry you are suffering too. 😢

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