I struggle with gad I worry about every little thing. I display symptoms of social anxiety. I was not diagnose with social anxiety since general anxiety is general I experience anxiety when it comes to socializing but not just that. I take lexapro for 2 months and it didn't work. I'm now taking effexor xr but it hasn't work but I will still give it time. If it doesn't work I will try other antidepressants and not give up. My question is, if antidepressants doesn't work will I be able to take benzos for my gad? I know its addicting but if there is no other option will I be able to do so? I hope my effexor xr will work so its not like I want to take benzos in the future.