Here are some good self-help coping exercises. They take some time to work, so try to be patient with yourself and the process. Keep them up, and you should feel some relief soon.
Self Help sites with breathing/relaxation exercises instructions
Panic attack relief exercises:
Good job on consulting with your doctor regarding your Rx concerns! I hope that you get the answers that you need!
"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