Feeling isolated from people because of COVID-19

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With the corona virus, I have isolated from people my depression stinks

Beginning of the discussion - 8/14/20

Feeling isolated from people because of COVID-19


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Hey @Junebug1954‍! COVID-19 made isolating easy for those of us who already do it unintentionally. Message me if you want to chat!

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I always find myself thinking feeling like this can’t be normal, but it’s just so frequent I’m just kind of stuck. I feel like I’m moving but I’m not really making progress.

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i keep waking up in the middle of the night feeling nauseous and restless and sick and wanting to die 

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@sky339 I have a similar problem, I've always been unable to sleep well through out the night, Recently I have gone thru some very hard emotional situations. I just moved about 4 months ago from one part of the country to another, and I was really optimistic about this move because I thought that I was moving near people who I knew well and loved very much. 

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I moved to Chicago from Long Island and wish I hadn't.  Terrible mistake.  

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@sky339 I oftentimes will wake up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat, my anxiety soaring, and sometimes I do end up working myself up to the point where I do throw up. I don't know if it's nightmares or what, but I absolutely hate sleeping because of it- I actually dread going to bed every night. 

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@Junebug1954 I can definitely relate to this. The virus makes me want to stay home and avoid people to stay safe, and then not seeing people makes me feel alone and depressed. πŸ˜”

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I think the pandemic is even horrible for introverts because some of us are stuck with people that we don't want to be locked down with and it makes it almost impossible to find any privacy.  Plus the anxiety problem of not knowing what or how many times to wash something down.  I have OCD and am germ phobic anyway so this just increases the problem.   My landlord shows up with no mask on and now I have to keep him out of the apartment.  

Some days the depression is like a giant fist gripping my chest and my mind goes blank.  I can tell when I get up in the morning if I'm going to have one of those days.  

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Depression is like a black hole that takes everything away.  All hope, the future, the present, throws things back from the past that you don’t want to think about.  It’s like a black swamp with no visible means of escape.  There are some periods of relief but they don’t last long.  It makes you feel like your insides are being torn out. 

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