I have HA 5-6 years now. I had 2 major panic attacks, last January (ALS), and on 1st January this year (MS). This January I joined the site.
I started going to therapy last year, and I was taking Cipralex (citalopram) for couple of months but haven't seen any benefits from the medicine. 3 weeks ago I started taking Prozac and have to see yet will it work or not.
What has helped me very much was this forum actually. I started answering on other ppl threads, seeing how irrational their questions was and realized that I must sound like that myself. Then, I saw that we all have different diseases that we are afraid of, but one thing that we all share is that we are constantly Googling to try to reassure ourselves or to figure out what is wrong with us. I saw how terrible Googling is and how it raises our anxiety and 2 weeks ago I decided to stop Googling completely.
My anxiety is significantly lower since I stopped Googling. I still have bad and good days but good are better than they were before, and bad ones are not as bad as before. Since my anxiety is lower, I am able to actually listen to my rational mind and thus able to calm myself down which was nearly impossible before. That is why I constantly tell ppl to stop Googling. I know exactly how HA feels, and I know what has helped me the most.
Hope this helps you.