Hey Chris, although I cannot speak on the medication you are on or if it is or isn't working, I do want to just let you know that you are not alone. Many of us with panic and anxiety disorders have many ups and downs, with and without medication. I assume you have a psychiatrist you work with, if so, he/she should be working with you on a solution to why the meds are only working for a short period of time. More importantly, I want to tell you that you should NEVER feel that you are a burden to the ones who love you. I am sure your wife and your son both love you very much and want what is best for you...and that is to get better.
I agree with you...I wouldn't wish anxiety on anyone - it most definitely sucks!