Severe panic attacks. Prescribed 5mg Valium 18yrs. I can function and work with them only when needed. Sometimes I don't even take one for weeks but then the panic sets in and the only way to help is the med. I've done meditation,counseling.therapy,all natural,you name it but only the little Valium when needed helps me. My doc says no more. She can't do the prescripts anymore. It makes no since. She has seen me in full blown panic and said yes the Valium does what I need. It's debilitating without them during an episode. I know the underlying cause but it still won't go away. I am just I'm disbelief the doc would do this. It's almost inhumane and cruel. I'm 49 female I work never drink or use drugs.