This can be the most terrifying mental illness to have. A panic attack can feel like you are dying. You start to think that you are having a heart attack, and you rush off the ER. You need to have the right medications in your system to handle this illness, and you often need to have a bottle of medications in your pocket to make you feel safe. Don’t lose hope. It doesn’t have to be this way the rest of your life. Intense therapy and medication management can ease your symptoms to the point where you hardly ever need to have another panic attack.