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Anxiety board

I've suffered with anxiety and panic attacks for about 11 years now. I've been to numerous therapists and have tried Paxil, Zoloft and Xanax and have not felt much relief. I am at my wits end at this point, I just want to feel better. Over the past couple of years due to some bad life experiences my anxiety has also turned into social anxiety that people definitely pick up on. It has interfered with my relationships and my jobs, I am a very hard worker but I feel like I never move up wherever I work. I want to be a director but my anxiety has been holding me back. I also have had trouble with romantic relationships and feel that my anxiety is partially to blame. I want to meditate and exercise and change my lifestyle to accomodate to my anxiety issues, but it has been very difficult for me since I work full time and am always exhausted when I get home (because I've been anxious all day). It is so frustrating to me because back in the day I used to be a very social person who was not afraid of anything, I was a natural leader, and now I find it hard to sit through a simple meeting without getting anxious. If anyone who can relate to this posting has some advice for me, it would be greatly appreciated!