Anxiety disorder

I think I might suffer from a mild anxiety disorder. I have looked into it but have not seen a doctor about it because I have a fear of becoming dependent on medicine to help me. I do not like taking pills and would like to know if anyone else suffers from it and has any suggestions. If you do take medication what kind and are there any bad side effects or if you don't can you tell Me how you cope with it? Thank you for any suggestions.