I started having panic attacks three years ago. I use to be able to control them up until this past month. They started me on welbutrin 150 mg, and at first ativan .5mg. I felt really funny on the ativan, and it actually made me feel more anxious. The physician removed the ativan, and started me on Klonopin, same dosage. I was told through a few friends that these medicines will not even help my panic attacks. Medicines really scared me, especially benzo's. I want to feel normal without the needs of medicines. My question is, are these medicines necessary for a panic attack that occurs twice a week?