Yesterday my psych prescribed me Zoloft 50mg and Klonopin 0.5mg. & since my insurance covers the generics I get those instead. Anyway last night was my first night on Zoloft (Sertraline) and it all started off "ok" you know, didn't have any major panic but wasn't able to fall asleep so I started playing some "auto hypnosis" videos on YouTube which I now know was the STUPIDEST thing I could have done. All these bad thoughts came in plus the side effects and it turned into to a full on panic attack and one of the worst I've had so far. I had symptoms I'd never had before like burning sensation on my arms, sweating, and tensing of my hands. My question is, will I eventually balance out? I know that's the purpose of Zoloft, my doctor says he gave it to me so it'd "balance me out" and he gave me the Klonopin (Clonozepam) to aid when I feel the panic.

I was considering never talking it again but I've read other people's stories and a number of them say that it took them a while but eventually it worked for them and now they feel great. I was thinking maybe cutting it in half and only talking 25mgs for the meanwhile these terrible side effects subside? Any advice?