I've been taking 10mg of lexapro for nearly 5 months. I was maybe thinking about stopping the medication soon as I am feeling a lot better and I can't really put up with some of the side effects of the medication. I was hoping to avoid the withdrawal symptoms by going down 2.5 mg each week. So week one I'd take 7.5 mg for a week and then 5mg for a week and then 2.5 mg for a week and then just stop. I was hoping if I did this I could possibly avoid withdrawal or even minimize it. Does anyone know?