Hi LA and welcome to the forum!
I am glad to read that you are getting the help that you need to manage your challenges...and also happy that you have joined us for support and understanding.
Yes, your benzodiazepine Rx can certainly be used to thwart an oncoming attack...or even on days when you feel your anxiety is acute and you need the added help to keep to avoid the possibility of a panic episode. Staying ahead of the situation can be of great benefit...
...and may actually see you using less
of the medication in the long run...since it is easier to prevent and attack, than to try and pull out of one.
Also, as you said...since you are gaining tools to deal with attacks in other ways, such as therapy skills and self help, you will in time find yourself needing your benzo less and less.
Keep up the great work with your recovery program...and continue to post with us anytime for sharing and encouragement!
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT