Don’t you know that anxiety and panic attacks are often misdiagnosed? And worse, some (not all) physicians would automatically reach out for the prescription pad. They will get you on a chemical train right away and send you on your way.
Some symptoms of panic attacks mimic other biological issues like hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, mitral valve prolapsed and a host of other illnesses. It is too soon to deal with panic attacks with medicines without undergoing a battery of tests first.
Also many people believe that anxiety and panic attacks are behavioral conditions. It can only be treated successfully with changing thinking-patterns, reinforcing positive thoughts, adopting a healthy lifestyle and not treating it with a cocktail of drugs.