I have been suffering from panic attacks since May 2021. It has become so debilitating that I'm waking up in panic, I can't drive without freaking out and my children are becoming worried. I'm so tired of feeling like I'm having a stroke or dieing and the constant crying. My doctor has recommended Lexapro taking 2.5 and gradually going up. I am so afraid to take this because I have read horror stories. I'm OK with feeling a bit sick or dizziness but I'm scared to have bad thoughts more than anything. Everyone tells me to not worry and side effects are written because they have to be but I'm so nervous