Hi. My name is Mary. I have been suffering from severe anxiety for the past three years. Actually, I've had some anxiety for years, but nothing nearly as severe as it has been for three years. I have no life, it makes it almost impossible to function, I have never had to deal with something this awful before. I also have agoraphobia and have difficulty leaving my apartment unless certain people are with me. I'm beginning to think that my medication may be causing this terrible anxiety I call "the terror". I'm on benzodiazepines and they do not help as much as I need them to. Does anyone else have ideas about what causes this level of anxiety? There are no logical reasons for me to be this fearful or have this anxiety. Will someone talk to me who may have experienced something similar?