Hey you old hippy,
I am one too... Welcome to the HealingWell Depression forum. You have definately come to a good place. We all get together and help eachother.
Yes isolation can be a killer. I stayed in bed for two years due to depression and fibromyalgia. I honestly listened to life go on through my bedroom window. It was hard. but I am better now. Thanks to the help of medications. I finally found what was right for me. No doubt though I still have my moments of isolation. But I just go with it and allow myself to be alone. If you love yourself, it makes it easier to be alone. I am quite contented that way. Sometimes I could go without seeing people for weeks and it doesn't bother me, but I do have the forum which helps.
Gradually get out a little more each time. That is if you are uncomfortable with being alone. Take it one day at a time. And do baby steps. You will get there. Just remember the comfort zone. Don't push yourself into somethin gthat might make you feel uncomfortable. Though if you do, you can always leave and go home or to some secluded spot where you feel comfortable.
I wish you the best. Have a great day. Keep posting.
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies