... have awful panic attacks (and I'm taking this for panic disorder!). Chest tightness, short of breath and now it's moved into my stomach (awful nausea). Is this all normal the first month? I don't feel any benefit yet, just bad side effects... Should I ride this out a couple of more weeks? I heard that taking a new SSRI can make your anxiety worse before it eventually gets better... HELP ME PLEASE. Going nuts here