Sam, I can totally relate to what you are saying cause I have been there. I was determined also that anxiety was not going to take my freedom away. I fought it for years while driving and over came it.
I wanted to make a four hour trip to do some genealogy research and was determined to at least try. I left early one morning and I told my DH I didn't know how far I would get. I took a secondary road instead of the interstate that went through many little towns where I could stop if I had to. Sam, when I got down there and seen the motel I would be staying at I cried. I felt like I had climbed the tallest mountain in the world. I did it with xanax but I did it. Since, I have driven there many times by myself. No one knows what it is like to overcome something like that unless you have been there.
I also have Lucinda Bassett's tapes and after listening to her tape on panic attacks I was able to stop them. I must say I didn't do the work like your suppose to with them. I have not heard of the Panic Away.
I am proud of you and you have every reason to be proud of yourself.
I'm trying very hard to apply the same determination to fibro as I have with anxiety. They are probably neither ever going to be completely gone but they are not going to rule my life.
luv and hugs
Forum Moderator Fibromyalgia
Fibro,Sjogrens, Anxiety, Gastroparesis, IBS, Gastritis, Allergies, High Blood Pressure, Low Blood Sodium and Osteoarthritis
Amitriptyline, Celexa, Xanax, Synthroid, Zyrtec, Micardis, Spironalactone, Tylenol, Reglan, Lidoderm Patches and Tramadol
Co Q 10, Super B Complex, Extra B12, Multi vitamin