Hello all, until 2 weeks back, I had been on an SSRI for my social anxiety. I would notice that on the medication, I would become anxious when I started having negative thoughts, clashes with my core belief or if there were too many people and then my brain would just shut down.
2 weeks ago, I took it upon myself to stop my medication because I did see some improvement from starting therapy in terms of recognizing and controlling a small degree of negative thoughts. Currently on Session 8.
However now that I am off the medication, I notice that when I am in any social situation, I do not make eye contact and I feel more anxious and rushed. Its as if my baseline anxiety went up.
My whole point in starting therapy was to stop my medication use because it caused drowsiness and laziness throughout the day but it seems very hard and frustrating to do now. I don't know what to do, should I restart it and continue therapy or just continue therapy alone?
Sorry for the long post!!