... my anxiety or panic at all. It was prescribed for meiners which I think it helps somewhat. Anyone else take valium and zoloft. What are side effects? I don't know why I started having these attacks about 8 months ago although I have a lot of stress in my life. I used to be a people person but now I don't hardly leave the house unless I really have to. I have to talk myself into going and tell myself it will be ok and that still doesn't help. I have attacks when I shower, it's getting out of control and I feel helpless.