Hello Red, and welcome to Anxiety Zone! My name is Chuck, and I am one of the Global Moderators here on the site.
You are now a member of our community, where you will find support and advice from other members in similar situations. It's always nice to find someone else who understands, and to know you're not alone.
We have sections in the forum that address specific concerns, so feel free to post or start a new topic in the section that best fits your situation. Feel free to explore the rest of the forum. You may find the other topics helpful, and you may be able to offer advice or support to someone else.
We also have a chat room for members over the age of 18. Once you have made three meaningful posts, you will be allowed access to the chat room.
To begin with, propranolol, a sympatholytic non-selective beta blocker, is not really an effective agent to treat panic disorder/panic attacks. It is more effective for forms of social anxiety, such as stage fright, experienced by actors/musicians. It is nice to here that you are tapering off your lorazepam, as the benzodiazepines are tranquilizers that were always intended for temporary, short term use, and can be both addictive, and have some fairly severe withdrawal symptoms.
The actual medication of choice for panic disorder/attacks are the anti-depressants (such as Celexa, Zoloft, and Lexapro). Many can find that therapy can be as effective as the anti-depressants. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is considered the treatment of choice for panic disorder with or without panic attacks and agoraphobia.
Red, I see a psychiatrist, and she is in charge of my mental health needs. Psychiatrists are medical doctors, so they can provide you with a diagnosis, prescribe medications, and tailor a treatment plan specific for your needs. I am also learning CBT from my therapist, who is a psychologist. Other avenues that help are daily exercise, meditation, eating a healthy diet, and the use of omega 3/fish oil, to name a few.
I hope this information helps you.
Again, welcome to Anxiety Zone. The very best to you, Red!... Chuck