Yesterday I went to my GP who prescribed me 5mg of Lexapro once daily and 0.5mg Ativan as needed. I am prone to panic attacks (extreme dizziness, shortness of breath, numbness in hands, feel like I'm dying) and have been for about three years. However, I'm scared to take Lexapro because I've been reading up on the side effects; it's kind of funny that my anxiety is keeping me from taking an anti-anxiety medication!
Something worth mentioning: I am a new graduate nurse starting work in about four weeks, which is exactly why I sought treatment. I can't be leaving work due to panic attacks.
My main concern is being "out of it" and losing my libido. Any and all tips are so greatly appreciated!