Hello and Welcome to Healing Well and the A & P forum.
Regarding the meds, many people with anxiety are having great results with Lexapro, have you been on that one yet and are you giving the meds plenty of time to work. It can take up to 4-6 weeks. Cymbalta is another of the new ones that many are on.
The Benzos, well the thoughts on that are all over the place, some of us have been on one or another for years, 25-30 years and many swear by Klonopin. Klonopin works best if taken on a regular schedule. These are all options to talk with your physician with.
Also if you look through the threads on here you will find many on the meds.
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
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Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression
_____________________________________________________"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”