Recently a lot of stress had been dumped on me all at once. My fathers declining health, relationship issues and a lot of stress at work are what I have on my plate right now. I've never had anxiety problems much, aside from the normal ones, like pre-interview and first days of jobs, that sort of thing, but recently, I started getting them for no reason (that I know of). I had one last Monday which was mild but Tuesday it just shot straight up and I immediately went to the doctor and talked to him about what's going on. He wound up increasing my Celexa from 20 > 40 and also gave me a Xanax prescription. I hate to say it, because of how addictive it is, but the Xanax is actually helping me until my body transitions from the 20mg of Celexa to the 40. However, I'm trying to be strong and not use the Xanax unless I have real problems, of course as soon as I tell myself that, I start feeling more and more down, which leads to me just using it to make myself feel better. A couple of highlights were taking xanax as soon as I got up one day (shitty morning) and one night where I took xanax and washed it down with some beer. So here's the thing. I'm tired of anxiety. I hate it and I want it to stop, hopefully my celexa will help some, but I've been exercising again also, just to try to help myself feel better overall, but does anyone have any other solutions? I mean, I try to just sit down and relax and breathe, you know the most common thing to do, or so it seems, but that really doesn't help much. Any advice is appreciate, thanks guys.