@anyone - Sunset is most definitely not against the idea of taking more than one AD at a time, and a quick look at her current meds confirms that. What she and I have been trying to get this poster to understand is that mixing two SSRIs/SNRIs is potentially extremely dangerous without direct pdoc supervision, especially since he's already on the max dose of 120mg Cymbalta.
Fair enough, although I'm not sure that two SSRI/SNRIs are necessarily that dangerous. MANY years ago, I was on Zoloft (I don't recall the dose, but I think it was moderate) and Serzone was added as an extra anti-anxiety med, and it helps me a lot, and my pdoc didn't think it was a big deal. I later was switched from Zoloft to Cymbalta to try to add to my energy level (as most of my cocktail was and is sedating, and SNRIs like Cymbalta are among the very few meds that can be both activating and anxiolytic). My Cymbalta dose is definitely moderate, as the OP is on 120 mg and I'm on 60 mg; but my Serzone dosage is the maximum.
When adding the Serzone (to the Zoloft I was then on), I wasn't even warned about any risk of combining SSRIs, and it was a very positive addition. Serzone is an unusual med, but it's basically an SNRI that leans more toward the S than the N, but blocks certain serotonin receptors that are responsible for many SSRI side effects. I know that because of occasional bad liver problems Serzone is considered somewhat risky, but regardless I've taken two serotonin-involving antidepressants at once for quite a while (probably a decade), even having to change pdocs during their use, and no one batted an eyelash over it. That said...
Geez, all this fuss. Just take a benzo.
This is still a valid point. If the OP hasn't at least asked his/her pdoc if the pdoc will prescribe a benzo (some won't, but others will), then the OP isn't taking perhaps the best step to help with his/her anxiety. And as someone else pointed out, even if benzos are refused, the pdoc might find a med like Lyrica or Neurontin acceptable.
The OP may get such a prescription and still not get enough relief at the levels the pdoc will prescribe, and at that point the fixation on antidepressants would be easier to understand.
And BTW - As Bluechick says, Wellbutrin is not an anti-anxiety drug. It's an antidepressant for people who have trouble caring about anything or trouble finding pleasure in things they'd normally find pleasurable (people who have some degree of what's called anhedonia). It's great for that sort of use, but it's not an anti-anxiety drug.