I recently started taking Prozac for anxiety, panic attacks and depression and I am absolutely miserable due to side effects. Today was my 5th day and I have been experiencing increased anxiety, horrible panic attacks, nausea, vomiting, sore throat, tingling face and feeling generally restless and unlike myself. Right now I am taking 1/2 a 20mg pill a day (so 10mg) but I am supposed to increase to a whole pill after a week and I am scared that increasing the dose is going to make all the side effects worse. From what I've read, these side effects are fairly common and should get better over time but it is scary to think that I might have to continue to live like this for weeks until it gets better. I feel so terrible. Should I increase my dose like the doctor prescribed? Will that make the side effects worse? How long is this going to last? I was given lorazepam to help with the anxiety but it only helps so much. I am really struggling because I want to stick with it to see if it helps but right now I feel awful.