Hi - I have spent a few weeks it seems away from this site. To provide an update, I went to see my psychiatrist again this past Friday at which she prescribed me Zoloft. My body has been adjusting to this new medication for my anxiety and depression, and I think most of the pain has subsided for now (nausea, stomach pain, etc.). The only thing that has been impacting my life even more so is the fact that it has made it even more difficult for me to sleep - so I hope this goes away soon. In addition, I have found myself back in the gym and eating healthier - which has provided me some source of happiness. However, I still cannot bring myself to go out anymore. I am a college senior, and have been spending the majority of my free time doing homework and projects (I have a LOT this semester). I did make an effort to go to a bar last Friday, though. I went with my roommate and quite honestly it was a good feeling to be out - but I hated every minute of it. The bar was so crowded, I hardly drink anymore, I am broke (as of this post I have 12$ in my bank account), and I found myself constantly feeling the need to stay by my roommates side. To clarify, there were people that I knew there of course - but none of whom I would consider close friends. The main reason for this post (aka in reference to the question I proposed) is that when I was out my roommate joined up with other friends as well. (I am going to preface this by saying I have known these girls for a while, and just recently they met my twin sister when she visited me). And they proceeded to ask how my sister was and told me that they miss her. This honestly made me feel so low. I consider my twin more of a sister than a twin, and we have always had different personalities. I grew up being the shy one, and she was more outgoing. I realized that her confidence and personality have helped her socialize with others and make friends. However, no matter how hard I try and be nice to people - I can never seem to do the same. I keep trying to remind myself that it's more about quality over quantity, but I have just been feeling so lonely lately and I don't know what to do about it. I hate this feeling so much. Has anyone had a similar experience?