Hey there.
After feeling awful for about a month, assumably from stress building up etc, I decided to see a doctor to get checked up. Without really much thought, the doctor recommended I try 10mg of escitalopram. I was scared about taking this medicine, so I decided to take a half dose of 5mg on Tuesday. I had pretty awful side effects. I felt nauseous, anxious, my legs were numb / tingly, I was lethargic and didn't want to do anything other than sit on the couch all day. I decided I wouldn't take it again, as I didn't want to feel like this. I had went home to be with family to try and relax for a week and get better, which after 2 days i felt I was getting a bit better, but then I took this pill and I've felt absolutely awful since.

I've been panicky, I've had a lump in my throat feeling, I've had no appetite, I've had numbness / tingling in my hands / feet and sometimes leg (particularly my right leg, sometimes both)... my hands / feet often feel incredibly cold, or sometimes really hot and sweaty. It's been 5 days after I took that single 5mg pill and this is what I'm feeling. I'm feeling especially sick / nauseous today and my head has been hurting last night and now again this morning. I'm terrified something is really wrong with me, and I want to go and see a doctor asap but it will cost a lot of money to see them urgently on a weekend. I don't know if this is all just from that pill, and it's still wearing off or it's something more serious and I'm definitely terrified. It's putting a lot of pressure on my partner because I'm too afraid to be alone in case anything happens. I'm really not sure what I should do. I just want this all to go away.