I was taking 40mg of Celexa for 2.5 years, and then was taken off it when I had a manic episode. I took bi-polar meds with no AD's for the next 1.5 years. They made me feel like crap. I was tired all the time and I was suffering from terrible anxiety along with panic attacks. I had no motivation to do anything and I ended up staying in my house way too much because I wasn't working or socializing.
I switched pdocs because my old one transferred to another city. My current pdoc evaluated me with GAD, SA, and depression. I told her that I wanted to go back on Celexa, since it helped me in the past. She ask me if I wanted to take Lexapro since it was just like Celexa, except fewer sides. I tried it for 9 weeks. I felt like I was wired all the time, my jaw hurt and I had sexual sides. I didn't have any sides on Celexa previously. I ask my pdoc if I could switch from the Lexapro to Celexa since it worked for me before. She agreed and started me on 10mg. I went up to 40mg during the next 8 weeks. I had the same sides that I had with the Lexapro. Both definitely calmed my anxiety, but I couldn't deal with the sides.
I'm currently taking 100mg of Zoloft along with 50mg of the ADD drug, Vyvanse. I've been on this combo for the last couple of months. My anxiety and depression is under control now. I'm not suffering from any sides, my sex life is better and I'm working again. I feel like I have a future now. This combination has had a very positive effect on my social anxiety, as well. I am prescribed Xanax if I need it. I haven't taken any in the last two weeks. I'm comforted that I have Xanax available in case I ever need it.
Give any AD at least 8 weeks to have a positive effect. If it doesn't help, there are others you can try. I hope you get well soon. It's just a matter of finding the right med or combination of meds.