You've been through this before, so that makes it different. One panic attack shouldn't necessarily make you the same as you were before, but again, you've been through this before. Nobody can guarantee meds will work. But nobody could guarantee that the first two times, either, yet you were able to do it and it worked. But I would ask, given medication doesn't cure this problem, it only tamps down the symptoms, did you ever try other means of getting past the problem? Such as therapy? Just asking. Everyone has down times in their lives. Everyone has a phobia to something. But as you've been down this road before, you know yourself and why you ended up with medication.
I did try counselling . I lost my sister to cancer, than I had to have a preventative mastectomy. Also my other sister got cancer but has survived . I developed a fear of dying and worried about my health . I went on paroxetine at the age of 28 -20 mg for over 10 years . I then developed flu and following this had another period of depression and anxiety increased med to 30 mg and again settled down and led a normal life . I then reduced over the next 10 years to 5 mg and eventually stopped taking , no withdrawal symptoms at all . I did have counselling but it was always when I felt well so did not really feel the benefit . I know it’s only been a week but all the awful