... over time. I was initially prescribed the drug in 2008 for GAD (low dosage of 10 mg) by my GP, and since then have been off and on the SSRI regimen. I am currently not using (for about two months now) and am experiencing some of the same issues (anxiety, some insomnia, sense of malaise). My therapist says he thinks I can control some of these symptoms with Xanux and Ambien (I've been prescribed low dosages of both by my GP). My therapist is not an MD, but I trust him and have been seeing him since I've first been prescribed Lexapro. Anyone else have a similar experience? Thanks.