It sounds like you were doing pretty well on the medications. Can I ask what led you to want to come off of them?
Well you're the opposite of me, I was put on SSRIs precisely because I had social anxiety and agoraphobia as well as depression. Since my last cut I have noticed all these things return, which makes me think I'm just returning to this state....but then again I'm being told it's just my CNS stabilising...stabilising to what I don't know because it was never stable to begin with, that's why I was put on the drugs.
I thought I had better make a concerted effort to come off them otherwise I'd be on them the rest of my life, no other reason than that. A sort of heroic decision to see if I could could cope with life without medication. If I could barely enter a shop without anxiety, then take the medication and move freely in public with no anxiety and then see the same symptoms reoccur upon gradual tapering, what logical conclusion can you draw from that? Does a leopard change it's spots? Do you suddenly lose those utterly debilitating conditions because you tapered gently?
I ask myself continuously if I was doing fine on the medication is there really any point putting yourself through this torture only to arrive back at the same point you were at, which is utterly miserable.