My dad let me try Lyrica (Pregabalin) one day when I was panicking, and it worked wonders. Panic attacks have been ruining my life. I'm 19 and the only thing I can think about is my own mortality. I was prescribed Xanax, and after that, I never, EVER want to take another benzo. I am afraid to ask a doctor for Lyrica because it's not approved, I think, and I don't want to seem like a druggie.