Hello. I am pleased to have found this forum. I believe my anxiety started 2 weeks before Christmas after I had a bad fall on the ice and hurt my back. After Christmas I begun feeling spaced out and anxious and I have not been in work for 2 weeks. I thought I might have a Potassium deficiency and I am getting this tested but today I have been prescribed Sertraline -50mg. I am also on beta blockers as my heart was racing. I am really scared about the side effects. I was on Paroxetine about 12 years ago and the effects when I went on that was horrendous! I was wondering should I just take beta blockers when I feel anxious? I believe I can take it along with the Sertraline. I hope that I don't get bad effects this time. I need to be able to get out of the house unaccompanied and get back to work a.s.a.p!!