Was on Lex for 6 years. Found it great but decided it was time to get off in April. Weaned off slowly until mid June. Had the brain zaps, dizziness and all that. After about 4 weeks off, started to get really anxious and went back on in mid July. Two days later I abruptly stopped sleeping. Took it again until end of August but it refused to work as before and made my insomnia worse.

I'm now in my 4th month of chronic insomnia. Wake up after only a couple hours and can't get back to sleep. Tried all sorts of other drugs (Xanax, Klonopin, Remeron, Seroquel, Zoloft) and naturals (5HTP, Melatonin, Valerian). Currently attemping Trazodone but it makes me really tired and hungover. Nothing makes me sleep like Lexapro did. I used to have no problems putting down 8 hours straight.

If anyone did experience this, how long did it last?