I use Xanax as needed while I'm getting through my current funk w/anxiety. Cymbalta worked for me for at least 5-6 yrs but I'm questioning it now thinking it's "pooping out." I had great success w/Prozac in my 20's but tried again in 2008 and it didn't work that time. At one time I said Prozac was my miracle then Cymbalta. Now- I'm trying to figure that out w/my PDOCS help. I started buspar last week. I thought I felt it working after a week then today had a rough day w/anxiety so I don't know abt that now either.
I'm sorry you're suffering but the truth is, it will end but the big question is- what will we learn from it. I personally didn't learn from my other episodes. I was "lucky" enough to get the correct med the first time. But I didn't work on my behaviors or thoughts and stuffed so much away and distracted myself. Distractions are comfy but if you're stuffing away and not changing how we think, it'll come out in some form, one way or the other. Learned the hard way!!!
If you can't see a therapist right now, get a book rented free at your library. So many good books out there. Also, there is a good resource page in these forums at the top.
Hang in there. You're not alone nor crazy and this WILL pass!!
Married 10 yrs, 2 spoiled dogs, age 43, generally happy, creative, giving, non judgemental, positive, 3 episodes of anxiety/depression since 1993, mild agoraphobia, worrier, humorous, great friend, creative, vintage art collector, neurotic, love animals and (most) people
60mg Cymbalta (since 2008)
10mg Buspar twice/day (since May 2014)
Xanax PRN (since Feb 2014)
Amlodipine Be****pril (2008)
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