... 25mg for a week then increasing to 50mg i have a 2 yr old and 13 yr old have been reading about the side effects and am really nervous about taking any anti depressants because i worried it will affect me as a mother due to the side effects because even though my 13 yr old is at school i am home all day with my 2 yr old and even though he has told me its still ok for me to take a Valium if i feel i need to for my anxiety im worried about headaches and etc. my question is there anyone in a similar situation if so how has it worked for you?