I am scared to take the Escitalopram because I have never took ANY antidepressant. I want to split the 5mg into halves and start off slowly with 2.5mg. Is being scared to take this normal? I'm a severe hypochondriac as well so I am scared I am going to have an allergic reaction or die taking it which gives me a panic attack which scares me to take it. Please no judging.