The meds help to control your symptoms, but the therapy
is where you do all the work, exploring any possible issues causing the anxiety
(ie past traumas, etc), and learning coping mechanisms. During this phase, it is helpful to educate yourself about what anxiety is, there are a lot of resources out there. It helps a lot just to know you aren't alone. One other thing I will tell you is, as TERRIFYING as the sensations are, they are NOT harmful in any way.