I began having intrusive thoughts about death a couple of weeks ago. They became bad enough that I decided to start taking the 50mg of sertraline that the doctor had previously prescribed for me. Since beginning to take it a week ago I have these thoughts all the time and panic about my life passing by really quickly (I’m only 26). I can no longer look forward to anything and feel completely hopeless. I feel like I am panicking all the time. I have lost my appetite entirely and have lost 11lbs in the past week. The doctor has given me 2mg of diazepam to take but it doesn’t seem to help. I can’t go to work and feel completely spaced out all the time. Is this normal? Shall I keep taking the medication? Will I ever stop feeling like this?