Hello there, and welcome to healingwell.
I want to tell you, the feeling of dying, that is normal. You have to try to get past that, and know that panic attacks cannot and will not kill you. I know it is easier said than done.
As the above post says...have you tried CBT? And may I ask, what meds are you currently taking? Maybe you need something different, or something stronger. Also, are you seeing a pdoc for this, or just your family doc?
I too, fear medications. A lot of people with anxiety do. But, you can't be scared of them. You have to realize, they are going to help you.
Let me tell you this...I went through childbirth naturally, just to avoid any drugs in my system...I wouldn't even take a motrin after, because I HATED pills that much. Once my anxiety and panic attacks got so bad, I now welcome medication, because it does help me.
Maybe once you find the right medication that works for you, you will feel more comfortable.
Please, keep us posted...and, indeed, stick with us. Healingwell is a great place to get information!!!
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Diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Panic Attacks.
Clickable Link that may be of interest to some...as I find I often like to check drug interactions...Drug Interactions