I am very scared of side effects and am afraid to start. It has been in cupboard for 2 weeks. 20mg which is lowest dose. I have GAD & panic attacks. Was on it for 4 years until July 2013. Tried to restart in Feb 2014 and doc switched my doses all around for 3 weeks until I quit because of side effects. It worked so well from 2010 to 2013. I should have stayed on but of course thought I didn't need it. No other AD was tolerable for me