Yep, I've sacrificed caffeine and candy to help with my GAD. Medication has helped me, but sometimes I still get panic attacks. There are ways you can deal with it. Just remember that panic attacks will pass and YOU WILL NOT DIE FROM A PANIC ATTACK. You are trying too hard to not have a panic attack or chest pains and that's why they get worse because you fight it. Just accept it for what it is. I still have trouble doing that, but I am getting better at it. Try to relax, music helps me a lot.
"Getting an idea should be like sitting down on a pin; it should make you jump up and do something." -E. L. Simpson
General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) with Agoraphobia
Zoloft (100 mgs) daily
Trazadone (50 mgs) nightly
Xanax (1.25 mgs) as needed at night