I am on 20 mg Lexapro, 1 mg Klonopin am and pm, 400 mg gabapentin 3 times daily, and 60 mg Buspar, and I still have anxiety! It's the worst in the morning when I wake and slowly gets better throughout the day until it's time to go to bed and start again. I'm 55 and menopausal/post menopausal. I already had anxiety but it wasn't constantly. Then recently my last child left the nest, and my daughter who lived nearby moved away with my grandsons of course. I've had a child living in my house for 35 years so this is new to me. I told my psychiatrist I was having anxiety all the time. I've already tried Zoloft, Prozac, Cymbalta and Effexor and have gone back to Lexapro every time. I've taken Lexapro about 11 years, the first 9 of which it worked great. The gabapentin is also for anxiety. I so tired of having anxiety I just want to feel normal again! I don't know if it's empty nest, menopause, or what, I just need help. I see a psychologist also. Also I take phenytoin because I had two seizures about 14-15 years ago. Just looking fora y words of encouragement.
I am sorry you are experiencing this. I have dealt with severe anxiety in the past and I know how painful and despairing it can be. All I can say to you is hang in there. It sounds as though you are getting all the medicinal help you can get. The only thing else I can offer in way of suggestion is exercise and meditation. If you have or can formulate a belief in a benevolent power greater than yourself that you can turn the things you may be trying to control over to - that could go along way towards providing some relief.
I wish you all the best on your journey and take care for now.
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