I think I have this problem because of how I grew up and was raised. I grew up with no dad and a very religious mom. She never really approved of me hanging out with too many people who don't go to the same church, but the kids at the church weren't that great and none of them really liked me. I had some good friends from church and from school, but they all ended up moving away. I used to be real extroverted, but having no friends and no one to really open up to I developed social anxiety. I started illicitly taking xanax to go to church since that even made me anxious and it still does. We sat in the front and for some reason I'm anxious that people are looking at my head or something. I still go to church and I still always take some kind of anxyliotic before. Usually l theanine or kratom now. Then I started using cannabis. At first it made me confident and happy but now the days after I act awkward. I don't really have a problem with anxiety while I'm high, except whenever I eat a lot of edibles. I don't know if it causes me more anxiety after but I think it does so I'm planning to stop and use at most only once every two weeks. If someone knows about this please post an explanation because I don't know the science behind this. Maybe it could be that marijuana reduces Gaba and the residual thc keeps my Gaba low. Maybe it has to do with nicotinic receptors. I read somewhere in longecity that it could possibly effect those receptors somehow and cause anxiety in the long term. I vaped cannabis 2 days ago and yesterday I started getting slight social anxiety when I was at the grocery store. Like the kind where I start walking weird then I get concerned about the way I'm walking. And now today I just have that weird shaky feeling and my brain feels a little foggy but my vision looks real good. I really don't want to take medicine which causes Gaba tolerance and which ends up worsening anxiety the more you use it like benzodiazepines do. I wish there was some kind of supplement which took away anxiety but didn't worsen anxiety in the long run or cause any tolerance. Now I just use l theanine once a week and kratom once a week on a different day. I thought that making it this far on nofap would take away my social anxiety. I definitely noticed the increased attraction from girls, but it was mostly from girls I'm not interested in. Or it's random flirting or compliments by some women who are way older than me. I have some friends now, but we aren't too close and I can tell they have their own problems they deal with. We don't really hangout that much and when we do we just go see a movie complain about how it sucked and go home. When I'm around friends I really don't have any social anxiety, but when I'm alone and have to be around strangers and interact I have more difficulty sometimes. I've been going to the gym and that really helps when I go the next day and that day I have less anxiety, but I can only go 2 days a week and this week I only went once. I also now go ride around my bike for like and hour or 30 minutes sometimes and that helps a lot. I have experienced a huge increase of confidence on nofap before but it was on an earlier day. I might be going through a bit of a flatline right now. I also started edging for a minute in the morning like 2 weeks ago and that probably made my anxiety worse.