Paranoid in Public

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can'tdecide

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Whenever Im in public I feel paranoid like people are gonna attack me or planning against me. Im paranoid through roof, just to the point of feeling uncomfortable and wanting to get back home and left alone. It has gotten worse now since Im sick because of medical mistakes and not working because of it as I feel angry at people too. Its very overwhelming and don't know how Im going to work myself out of it. I take medication but I honestly abuse it to numb out and not care so I can get by. Is anybody in a similar situation?
 
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Pisceslilith

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Whenever Im in public I feel paranoid like people are gonna attack me or planning against me. Im paranoid through roof, just to the point of feeling uncomfortable and wanting to get back home and left alone. It has gotten worse now since Im sick because of medical mistakes and not working because of it as I feel angry at people too. Its very overwhelming and don't know how Im going to work myself out of it. I take medication but I honestly abuse it to numb out and not care so I can get by. Is anybody in a similar situation?
I feel the same exact way, I feel like I’m being watched constantly wether it’s through cameras or there’s something around me that I can’t figure out. I hate when people walk behind me on the street, it’s extremely uncomfortable, I’m sorry that you’re going through that though, I don’t really have any advice to be honest. I feel like it may be me just being hyper vigilant (one of my symptoms) but I hate it.
 
mathieu

mathieu

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Jun 5, 2019
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I feel a sense of danger and impending doom so I don’t leave my house much.
 
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StateOfMind

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Whenever Im in public I feel paranoid like people are gonna attack me or planning against me. Im paranoid through roof, just to the point of feeling uncomfortable and wanting to get back home and left alone. It has gotten worse now since Im sick because of medical mistakes and not working because of it as I feel angry at people too. Its very overwhelming and don't know how Im going to work myself out of it. I take medication but I honestly abuse it to numb out and not care so I can get by. Is anybody in a similar situation?
Maybe your on a watch list?
 
BPD Barbie

BPD Barbie

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Dec 1, 2019
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Maybe your on a watch list?
That's the last thing someone with paranoia needs to be hearing. Come on.
OP, I can relate a little. I have the issue with the phone, just can't bring myself to answer it as I'm so paranoid why people are calling etc. It's one of the biggest symptoms of my bipolar and there are meds that can help, usually antipsychotics, I take them and they have helped dampen the thoughts.
 
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Hasssssuùuu

Hasssssuùuu

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i feel the same as well, but i'll always just be feeling like im being judged and stuff. its made me become so overly aware to the point where i just assume EVERYONE is judging me, whether its when there talking or just slightly looking, etc. insecurities further fuel this and you're just built up with anxiety and stress and never feeling at ease in the open at times :/.
 
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StateOfMind

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Apr 30, 2020
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That's the last thing someone with paranoia needs to be hearing. Come on.
OP, I can relate a little. I have the issue with the phone, just can't bring myself to answer it as I'm so paranoid why people are calling etc. It's one of the biggest symptoms of my bipolar and there are meds that can help, usually antipsychotics, I take them and they have helped dampen the thoughts.
Maybe they are not paranoid.. we live in a stasi-police state, people get followed around and harassed for all sorts of reasons. Wrong google search - upset someone with access to the security apparatus etc