Finding the right med (dosage, combo, etc) goes along way to getting better and feeling like you have some control over what it happening to you. It took a long time for me, so sensitive to alot of meds. I have almost gone to the ER before thinking I was having a heart attack. It does take alot more than just meds. You have to work to keep yourself positive and be alert to the signals your body gives you. When I cut out or cut down on caffeine and sugar, it made me feel better. Making sure you take a good quality multivitamin/mineral formula helps too. People who feel anxious and stressed often, are very Vitamin B depleted. Vitamin B's are the stress vitamins. Makes sense.
I hope you start feeling better soon! With each new day there is always hope.
P.S. From experience I recommend sticking with an exercise program for life! Which is what the health professionals tell us we should all do anyway- anx or no anx.
I have not followed my own advice. When my anx. fell to normal levels I was busy with my kids and stopped walking and then would wait until I was in crisis mode again before walking again. And through this last lax spell I gained too much weight and walking is painful and stressful, and I am suffering the consequences. Also, I must admit a fear of meds spurred me on to exercise, so I don't have to take any...Spinnaker