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Posted By : older guy - 10/4/2017 7:40 AM
Hi, my name is Rich.

I isolated most of the day yesterday and this has become a pattern for me. It leads to depression, feeling all alone with no one to talk to.

I am going to try and make some changes to my routine so that I get out and am around people more. I know this will be good for me.

Isolation comes naturally to me. I learned it early and often let my fear of people and social interaction rule me. But I have resources, including those on this message board, to help me out of the pit of isolation.

Thanks for listening, Love

bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, upper denture, benign prostate hyperplasia
olanzapine, duloxetine, clonazepam, lamortigine
doxazosin, finasteride

Posted By : BnotAfraid - 10/4/2017 8:42 AM
Hello Rich,

Thanks for sharing.

Between, depression and chronic pain I connect with your urge to hibernate, it feels safe and comfortable..

However, we all know this is not good for us, as you said..

I have posted a link for you with lots of information on self-isolation. I hope you find something that helps.

Peace and strength

Moderator - Depression

"...when the gift of sight is cause enough for jubilation."
Billy Collins from the poem. HIGH

DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

Posted By : getting by - 10/4/2017 10:16 AM
I isolate a lot. But there are times when we need to be around other people. I do this when I go shopping and to the doctor. I do have some friends but I don't see them much.

I am glad you see you have resources. Keep up the good work...

Hugs, Karen...

fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies

Posted By : theHTreturns... - 10/4/2017 7:11 PM
we are here for you. even just go in front or back yard to the letter box and back. vit d helps curtail the depression. keep strong.

Posted By : kellyinCali - 10/4/2017 9:40 PM
Rich, Do you have a dog? I find that taking my dog to the dog park is the best way to socialize without having to make complex relationships. I remember once you said that you play online cards. Have you considered looking for a meetup dot com group near you with similar interests?

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