I know that there are already many posts here and on other forums soliciting 'success stories' for either using Lexapro or withdrawing from it.

The problem is that (mostly) those who are saying how great it is that they are on it haven't gone through withdrawal yet, and those that have gone through withdrawal, and reported back, often had some kind of adverse reason for discontinuing the drug - ie, they didn't have a successful time on it, or found the side effects unbearable.

Does anybody have a success story to share in which they both successfully took Lexapro, wgot relief from their anxiety (/depression) without many side effects, and then went through a successful withdrawal to get drug-free?

Ideally, that person would also be feeling better after having concluded treatment than when they started.

Anyone have such a tale to relay?