I decided to join after going thru medication withdrawals for the past few days. I didn't know where else to turn and don't know how to get or ask for the help or answers I need. I have family and friends but feel alienated because I feel alone, even when surrounded by people; they just don't understand. I get tired of being home all the time, but find it harder and harder to get out and enjoy my life. I just don't know how to handle this anymore. I use my back pain as an excuse at times when I'm not even hurting and it is effecting some of my friendships. They don't understand and I feel like I have nothing left. I'm always angry or sad. I find it easier to open up to people who don't know me because they won't judge me based on what I'm going thru. Some friends or friendly advise will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.