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I Have Become A Recluse And Am Having Trouble Connecting With People.

Hello, I'm a 26 year old college student. I've always been a little bit of a loner but 4 years ago I had a few friends and a job. Life was pretty good.

Today I'm unemployed, and have an apartment on my parents property to live in. My day consists of going to school then coming right home. I no longer

have any friends other than my brother and his wife and I've picked up a little bit of drinking habit. I spend an unhealthy amount of time on the internet and

do little else. My last friend joined the marines years ago and the last I heard he's living in California.

I've tried plenty of different anti-depressant/anxiety medications thinking that was the reason I was shutting people out but I quit taking them and realize 

i feel just as good (or better) without them. I go through periods of extreme fatigue, and I'm often too tired to interact with anyone in my classes (the days

I'm even able to show up for class).

This sucks, and I really want to have a life again.
Fastrin Fastrin 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 16, 2011

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Hello While reading your story i had tears in my eyes you sound so sad I know what you are going through in my own way and i just want to say you are not alone.I myself have been on many different anti-depressants and stopped taking them too I really feel u need to start taking them again u might feel better and maybe if u started talking with someone about your problems that really might help u vent. If u like friend me and we can vent together..I have a good ear and i am a kind warming caring person. so please think about it you may also message me anytime day or night...I think that is great that you are keeping up with your classes you do not want to start going down hill you sound like a real smart guy with a good head on his shoulder well hop to hear from you soon i will be waiting..

Hey dude!!! I can completely understand where your coming from. I know it isn't easy! I do much the same as you at the moment and I am your age! Sometime you have to try and do things that take your mind off your problems and keep yourself busy!! If you don't have plans, make some. Head out to your local bar! There's nothing wrong with standing at the bar having a drink on your own. Have a look at my story, it may help you see that you arnt alone and that there are a lot of people in a similar situation for many reasons mate! Keep your head held high and belive in yourself and abilities!! I'm afraid I'm good a giving advice but not so good at taking it myself! Stay strong dude!