Hi, i was taking paxil for about
6 years for OCD and social anxiety, and for some periods during that time, i didnt really go out and socialize even though i didnt really feel much anxiety.
I think the reason that i did this and possibly you might do this is because you get into a habit of avoiding social situations when you had social anxiety and that habit is hard to break even though its not useful anymore. In other words the anxiety is reduced but your brain still has the same thought patterns.
What you need to do is force yourself to go out and socialize this will change the thought patterns.
It will take work but will eventually you may break the habit of the social avoidance.
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