I took 20 mg of Lexapro for 2 1/2 years, and bumped up to 25mg for the last 6 monts due to social anxiety. I've stopped, since I'm trying to do another surrogate pregnancy. 8 weeks ago, I started to taper off the med. 4 weeks ago was my last pill. The side effects of withdrawal were mild, due to tapering off. The 3 weeks after my last pill felt great... energetic, positive outlook, productive. It felt like my body was rejoicing that the meds were leaving my system. I have cried and felt suicidal, on and off, everyday for the last week and a half. Does anyone know if these crying bouts and depression will taper off as my brain re-balances itself? I'm frustrated, since I didn't start Lexapro for depression. I can't live like this, and I don't want to be trapped in a drug dependent world. Feel like Lexapro has messed up my brain while doing its job... hurt while helped.