@mkroyer: i definitely know what you're talking about. i had a horrible panic attack this AM. at work at that... it lasted a good hour. hit me like a freight train too. dizzy... couldn't breathe. blurry vision. the works. almost had to leave the office! took a klonopin and it finally dwindled down a bit. i too feel like when i tell doctors my issues, or the medicine really is not strong enough, that they assume i have a problem or just look at me like, oh she's young and dumb and just trying to get fk'ed up. it really irritates me. but what can ya do!
@snaplet: propranolol. BP med right? i have tried that as well. just made me dizzy and tired. i guess the fatigue isn't bad if you're at home w/ nothing you need to be doing. but the dizziness i cannot handle because it makes my anxiety worse.
i have been on (mostly at diff times!) paxil, prozac, lexapro, wellbutrin, propranolol, celexa, topomax (as an experimental sort of drug), and xanax/klonopin/valium. nothing has worked with the exception of the benzodiazepines. and i find they work more effectively if i take as needed rather than day to day.