Dont brush off taking any Meds, i was th esame i started Prozac a month ago as this seems to be the least addictive. Im not sure if they are working yet or not its early days, but i know my anxiety was so bad i couldnt do this all on my own anymore, i was tired, scared of being scared, and down right low with it, i took action, and even by doing just that i feel a bit better. im not so scared of my shortness of breath attacks anymore. Im also having congnitive behaviour therapy which doesnt come cheap but seems to be what i need right now.
So go get some help, accept it, and if you really want to make you life better, stick with it. Good luck