I was a pretty regular poster on this board not so long ago.. and I have to say that one thing that helped me a great deal with my panic and anxiety was reading this board and posting on it and getting responses that made things seem more reasonable and rational.
My anxiety is hardly here anymore... after six years of it plus a really really long stint of 8 months of not being able to sleep, eat (extreme weight loss), or function nearly as well as i'm capable of doing. I'm now 6.5 months pregnant and no longer on any medications... at all!!! which is really a big step for me.
One thing that I know helped me out a lot is self talks and cognitive therapy (without the therapy) if that makes sense. It took me a long time to retrain my thoughts but I have succeeded. I know for sure that i'm not "cured" and never will be but i've learned ways to deal with my anxiety, it is however, a slippery-slope.
I just want others out there who are suffering from panic and anxiety that there is hope... i was feeling really hopeless for a long time and feeling like I was about to give up because i couldn't stand to be in my head anymore. The 8 months that i refered to earlier were the worse 8 months of my life and it was all due to my constant panic attacks...I feel better than I have in 6 years! So now I try to help anyone who is going through these hard times and try to give them hope.