Hello - I am hoping to receive some positive feedback/advice on my debilitating condition. I have had panic attacks on and off for several years; however, they have become much more intense in the past 6 months or so. My symptoms are: head pressure, brain fog, tightening of my jaws, breathing stopping, clammy palms, and off balance. This lasts for several hours at a time and are becoming more frequent. I have been taking Wellbutrin for a couple of years and my GP put me on Buspirone to take with the Wellbutrin for anxiety. It didn't work. He then told me to take xanax 2/ day or whenever I feel an attack coming on. I stopped taking the Buspirone and carry the xanax with me just in case I need it. I don't want to spend my life relying on medication to function normally. I am a 52 year old woman, relatively healthy, despite a thyroid condition and depression. I don't even know if this is a panic/anxiety attack. The symptoms are scaring me so bad that I'm afraid to fall asleep at night in the fear of not waking up. Please help!! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.