I can only tell you, that from my experience (I quit school partly because of my high anxiety), it has only CONTRIBUTED to my anxiety. My anxiety won over me, I fed into it by giving in, and now it seems to be more frequent than ever before (since quitting -hopefully, temporarily- just about
a year ago).
It is good that you are starting to pinpoint your triggers. It is quite common to become fearful of a place where a previous panic attack occurred.
The key question to ask yourself, IMHO, here is: Do you want
to work? If you had zero anxiety, would you still want to continue working?
If so, then I suggest you continue on with it, where ever it may be. Otherwise, you are likely to regret it, and that will just cause more anxiety.
another job or position within your current employer (or another job at a totally new employer)? That way, the specific
location of the previous panic attack would be gone, but you would still be 'overcoming' your anxiety in a way, because you were still working.
In my personal experience with anxiety (and everyone is different, so this may not be the case for you), I have seen that I become much more anxious when I have nothing to do all day. It doesn't mean that the only answer is for me (or for you) is to work, go to school, etc.; it just means that I need to find distractions throughout the day in order to help keep my anxiety level at bay.
Mommy to 4 kids, ages 5 and under. Yep, I'm crazy. In more than one way!