I suffer from panic attacks and anxiety 24 hours a day. I feel as if I cannot breath and I'm scared to take medications. I was in Lexapro and depakote for about 5 years and I was fine on both of them. But my doctors wanted to see how I would do without them so I stopped and I was fine for a few months and then it was like BAM! I woke up one morning felt like I couldn't breath and it hasn't gone away and that was around thanksgiving. So for 4 months now I've felt like I can't breath and I have weird like zaps through out my body where I feel like my heart stops. My new doctor and prescribed me zoloft 50mg once a day and I'm scared to start it because I don't want to deal with the side effects. Has anyone else had this same fear? Do I need to just get over myself and take it??