Some people do need meds...most drs I saw wanted me to use the seratonin drugs like lexapro, paxil, zoloft, but I had adverse reactions to them. My family dr. prescribed xanax for me. It helped tremendously so that I could go through that anxiety program. I still take the xanax, but dr. said he will start weaning me off it soon. I frequently forget to take it because I feel so much better now. I highly recommend Lucinda Bassett's "Attacking Anxiety" program.