I would go for it Anne!
Medication will get you out of your misery. Any side effects are usually temporary and if not, the doctor can change the medication until you find the ones that suit you.
When I had my first panic attack four years ago, my doctor promised me he would make me well again. And he did. After trying a couple of different meds, I am now well off them and I am doing just fine.
Medication has helped me to ride over the difficult patch and therapy has made me understand the reasons behind my woes and enabled me to gain control of myself and my fears.
Medication DOES help. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise. But it takes time and needs patience and perseverence. If you conbine it with systematic therapy, the results will be obvious very quickly.
God bless you