I was thinking just what Sarita said. I'm sure it's not a good idea to mix alcohol and benzos, but that does sound like a panic attack. I sometimes bring my symptoms on by worrying. If alcohol usually makes you anxious, maybe you could just have juice or club soda when you go out with your friends. (((Hugs)))
P.S. I love your signature!!
"It's a jungle out there....."
Theme song from "Monk" by Randy Newman
"Turn this car around... I'm goin' back..."