I've been dealing with more paranoid thoughts than usual. Not sure what to do when my symptoms flair up. I do have some coping skills like journaling what i'm paranoid about. Rationalizing the thoughts out. Seems to help but the paranoia is always there. Isolation has been a coping mechanism of mine for quite sometime and from what i've read it can make my symptoms worse. I try to force myself to get out of my apt, but it just leads to more irrational thoughts.
Are you in therapy or on medication, I am sure I have asked this before, but I honestly cannot remember the answer.
@CKBlossom yea i’m in CBT and take medication for anxiety and a mood stabilizer. I spoke with my therapist yesterday about what i’ve been dealing with. He encourages me to get out more and we go over my irrational thoughts i journal- which helps a lot.