I wish I could read and reply to everyone but I can't. I'm new here but I was on a different mental health forum for a while.
Hi Gareth! I hope you were drinking decaf because caffeine can be bad for anxiety, I think. Don't worry about going to a café on your own. I actually do that a lot.
Hi swimmingintherain. I'm really sorry that you're lonely. You're not alone, ironically, it's a big problem in society nowadays, loneliness. I can only say that you could try and join in with things like going to a book group or something, and hopefully that might lead to making new friends although it might take time. Maybe sign up for a course at a local college, in the evening. Online courses are no good socially, nor is the Open University, although some people do enjoy those things, I don't.
I've been thinking about radios. It seems when I stop taking my meds, the radio starts to get really weird. Sometimes I just get static, and sometimes the conversations on the radio get really weird.
Anyway I'm going to look for an appropriate place for me to join on here. Thanks for reading!