Im new here and am just trying to understand life. I have had anxiety for the last few years and it gets bad at time to were I cant function and then I will not have a panic attack for months . They have me on Ativan and I hate it but it helps when things are bad but hurt when thing are good. I am just here to make sure im not crazy and there are others like me out there. 35 year old father of three. I have acute anxiety and it comes on out of nowhere. I was at work yesterday and felt like I was going to die. I could not breath and my heart was going crazy. It kept coming in waves. I had to leave work and go home for about 2:30 hours until I could function. Only after 1mg of Ativan and time.