I started on 10mg of escitalopram about 3 and a bit weeks ago. After the third week on 10mg I thought things were OK the fog had lifted a bit. However, I went out and did some stuff and had a very bad panic attack. Since then my confidence has been shattered and I am struggling. Doctor has put me up to 15mg for week 4 and then 20 for week 5. My question is I seem to be more fearful now that these are not working and it's getting to the point I do not want to leave the house. Week 3 was sort of OK but the panic attack has sent me back a bit. Should I be challenging myself to leave the house when in this anxious state?