Hi all. I have been suffering from Panic Disorder for a year now and, at the beginning, I was using a quarter or half of a 1mg Lorazepam tablet to ease the feelings after the attacks or try to prevent them when feeling like one was about to strike. For a while now, I have developed an intense fear of medications and I'm always thinking they are going to trigger an anaphylactic shock, my breathing muscles are going to stop, my throat and tongue are going to swallow and I'm going to suffocate! This feeling is so intense and terrifying that I now avoid taking the tablets and, therefore, my panic attacks are becoming more frequent.
I feel helpless! Is anybody experiencing a similar fear?
Thanks in advance and good luck to all.