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First, I would talk with your doctor about your symptoms to make sure your meds don't need to be adjusted. With treatment, you shouldn't be feeling so anxious about meeting people and the loneliness.
Then, I would take it slowly and start to meet people online. Second Life
is a place that has brought much peace and social connection between people who are shy, disabled, agoraphobic, or simply have transportation issues. You make an avatar representing yourself and you can go to classes, concerts, shopping, and meet people....all without ever having to see anyone face to face. It lets you set the pace and have complete control.
Chat rooms and online groups serve the same purpose. You can go to game sites and play a game of scrabble online with someone. Once you get your wheels greased, you'll feel stronger about getting out and connecting with others in the real world.
My best to you.
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