I personally would ask for CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) which will teach you how to respond differently to these situations and manage your anxiety
better. If you can,try not to go down the medication
route. In my opinion you should try several other options first such as therapy, meditations, relaxation, DIET, supplements etc... Also to help you feel calmer go to your local health food store and have a look for calming agents such as Valerian, camomile, Hops, passion flower.