Our expert says:
ALL drugs CAN have some unpleasant side-effects, but none of the side-effects are compulsory. All modern antidepressants can be very useful in reducing panic attacks. So try the medication without assuming that all the alarming side-effects you have seen listed are likely to happen to you --- they are required to list every side-effect that in any study happened more often than by sheer chance, but they usually don't list them usefully according to how likely they actually are to occur. You are likely to be fine.
Explore also the availability of CBT counselling on this point, as it is likely to be very helpful to you, especially in combination with a medication like this.
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