wot can I do about panic attacks

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I am a 65 yr old female and suffer from mild copd which is well controlled. Last yr I was diagnosed with hep c after having it for 40 + yrs. Caught I presume from ex husband who was an iv drug user. I started triple therapy treatment 8 weeks ago for the hep c but it seems to hav made my breathing worse and now I am having full blown panic attacks almost every other day.My gp prescribed oxacepam and should b taking them half to one tab 3 times a day. I hav only been taking a qmatter of a tab when necessary. Surely these tabs r addictive. I am hallucinating with them and they're making me feel spaced out. I'm not in control anymore. I was also prescribed citalopram and took 1 tab and my heart wad racing and paramedic done ecg at.home and then rushed me to hosp. Seemed they had an adverse effect on me. Now I hav been prescribed mirtazapine but am frightened to am them. Plz help these panic attacks r.really getting me down.

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    I am having them as well,horrible just have to ride them have tried everything but just to let you know you are not alone.I have just been put n pregabalin and feel absolutely terrible only had 4 and could throw them but have to ride the storm until they are in my system I suppose.keep posting on here I will always answer you if it helps. Take care.x

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    Ask your doctor whether he could prescribe a "beta blocker" drug, such as nadolol, atenolol, or one of the newer such drugs. Even just a small dose (10 or 20 mg, much lower than for cardiac patients) of nadolol taken once per day will alleviate panic attacks, and it starts working right away.
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