I’m new to this site but I’m no stranger to anxiety and depression. I have been suffering for years. However, lately my anxiety has increased and I don’t know why. For the past few weeks, I have been having panic attacks when I leave my house, especially when I try to drive. I am so afraid!, I have an appointment with my psychiatrist on Wednesday but am afraid of trying to drive to his office ( He is about 50 miles away- I live in a rural area). Right now I am taking hydroxyzine twice a day but it doesn’t seem to be helping now. Does anyone have any advice on how to cope with or avoid panic attacks? Any advice on non-benzodiazepines meds to help with the attacks? I am so afraid!!