I am terrified of new meds and read all the side effects anyone have any advice.
Sure: don't read up on the side-defects of new meds. I have the same problem and I've found it to be the only solution.
I assume the risperidone is being added because the Prozac and Xanax aren't adequately controlling your anxiety, yet I see from your posts in other forums that you've only been on the current Prozac dose for about a month which means it probably hasn't become effective yet. Is the risperidone intended as a stop-gap until the Prozac fully kicks-in? If so, do you know why was this decided on instead up just upping the Xanax dose?
I also see that you were on Celexa and Effexor before. Were you taking both at the same time? If so, at what doses?