My problem is that it takes a lot of convincing for a doctor to allow me on an axiety drug. I've only been on them for maybe 1 prescription, then that doctor would become reluctant to allow me another packet. Instead they just tell me that the situation is not as bad as I think it is. I am fully aware of that, but that doesn't stop the intense shaking or my heart pounding. Alternatively the recommend I read a book or go to therapy. I just want something to calm me down a little.@Rushes: If the first beta blocker was Propanolol (Inderal) you might try the cardioselective Atenolol (Tenormin). It's less effective for SA, but doesn't affect asthma that much. Or you try a benzodiazepine like Xanax/Klonopin as needed.