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Looking for advice- unfortunately, about two years ago when my anxiety was unbelievable, I got prescribed Xanax and did indeed become addicted. Very much so. It’s taken almost two years now but I’m almost off. My brains coming back. It’s exciting and also completely terrifying. I haven’t been able to work because of withdrawals, but I’m well enough now to at least get out into the world and start trying.
I miss life. I miss people.
The problem is, in my past, the people I had in my community as friends were not nice people. It’s not a great neighbourhood and holds a lot of dark memories from my past.
I don’t have many people to rely on or even see and it’s led to (along with other things) a huge crash in self esteem and confidence.
What are some things I can do to get out and be social without committing to a job yet? I’ve thought of volunteering but any other ideas are also helpful!

#Benzos #withdrawal #Xanax #valium #Socializing #BPD #social isolation #CovidIsolation #selfisolation #Newfriends


Once in a Lifetime It will Get Much Better

I’m a microbiologist. Like you, I have an impaired immune center from breast cancer treatments. Covid-19 will be here thru 2021. But then it ends for a century!
You will remember it as a time of your past only.
Like you, it’s too dangerous to go out. My building won’t even let me go out my door without a mask on. I miss hugs, friends, people. But “This too shal Pass”.
When I’m on my last raw nerve and desperate for human companionship in person, I try to remember I will really appreciate my friends, boyfriends when this ends for a century! Linda


Isolation & Depression :COVID

I am wondering if anyone else lives alone and has struggled during Covid with isolation and depression? I have always enjoyed my independence and being alone but because I have a weakened immune system I have really been very cautious during this time of Covid. I have started to notice that I've been gaining more weight as I think I am replacing eating & using it for comfort and then I hate that I have become fatter. I definitely know that it's the "perfect storm" of everything with being overwhelmed because of Covid, isolation because of Covid, no companionship. I literally have not even had a hug since before stay at home orders in March😓 I just think it's unhealthy for humans to be so alone all the time like this or I should say I think it's becoming really unhealthy for me.
#COVID19 #CovidIsolation #covidlife #coviddepression