Thanks for the links splendidbob.
I have tried just about ALL the antidepressants over a 20 year period and to be honest I haven't found them any help with anxiety. I have never tried an MAOI though.
I saw my psychiatrist last week and there is no way they will consider Adderall or Ritalin (no surprise) He asked if he though I had ever had ADHD and I said no - I can't lie! I just showed him articles where it had worked for people with SA but he wasn't having it.
I am lucky that I have a good relationship with my GP who will prescribe Benzos when I need them.
I wish there was something that worked like alcohol (without all the negatives) I gave up drinking a couple of years ago, so that is not longer an option.
I don't feel psychiatrists/mental health workers realise how debilitating this is.
Thank you all for your input and reading