I am sorry to hear that things have been rough the last few months...but glad that you are pro-actively working to get your management plan going in the right direction...well done!
SSRI's will often initially increase anxiety...making things more difficult before they get better, This is ironic since this is the time you need help the most...but rest assured that it is temporary, and a means to an end. IOW...hang in there, it will be better and the short struggle is worth the benefit in the big picture!
I absolutely second Jennings recommendation of considering therapy for your best well rounded recovery program...
...and for now, practice self help coping skills (see our Resources if you need material!) for feeling your best possible...now and beyond your start up.
Post anytime for sharing and support, and update when you can.
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT