This is Dr. David
your prior medication treatment did work for you
when you stopped them your anxiety got worse
you have to go back to your doctors and see a psychiatrist and go back on SSRI agents to help decrease your anxiety symptoms
when the medications don't seem to work, you shouldn't stop them.
you need to go back to your doctors and increase the dose of the anxiety medications or add on different medications.
your anxiety symptoms are very severe
you also need to be seeing a PhD psychotherapist regularly to learn about cognitive behavioral therapy to help decrease your anxiety symptoms.
you also need to be using long acting benzos like klonopin and valium to help decrease your anxiety symptoms
all of these treatments together will not make your anxiety zero, but will help substantially reduce your anxiety levels.
there are also medications like Abilify, Clozaril, Geodon, Risperdal, Seroquel which can be used with conventional SSRI agents to help them work better to help further decrease your anxiety levels
but you have to be willing to go back to see a doctor or psychiatrist to discuss these medications.
let me know if you have questions.