when your Pdoc won't give you any meds to calm you down. My shrink stopped giving me ativan over a month ago because he thought I was, or would get addicted to them. I know he thought it best but I can't stand these constant panic attacks. I feel like I'm coming completely unglued. Like I'm having a heart attack or something. I drink chamomile tea with other herbal "relaxing" agents but it doesn't do that much good. I've gotten so desperate to stop these attacks that I often take an over-the-counter "sleep aid" (benadryl) just to feel drowsy and slowed down. I don't know what more I can do. I feel like I'm losing my mind. Does anyone know of anything I could take to calm down? THese panic attacks have become worse and more frequent lately. I can't stand this.