My doctor told me to increase my Lexapro dosage from 10 mg to 12.5 mg. I know that doesn’t seem like a lot, but I have intense fear of medication and am also sensitive to any changes. After 5 days at the higher dose my anxiety and obsessive thoughts were constant. Last night I only took 10 mg. Am planning to take 12.5 mg tonight. Has anyone else staggered their increase like this? Does it help or only prolong the side effects of increasing dosage?