I’ve been on 10 mg of Lexapro for 12 days now. I’m supposed to see my doctor in another ~2 weeks. I’m feeling better than I was before I started back on Lexapro (I was on it years ago), but I’m still not feeling great. Still pretty darn depressed and generally anxious a lot of the time. I’m grateful for the improvements in my mental health I have made, but this is incredibly disheartening. I haven’t felt normal for months. I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety for years but for the past 4 or 5 months it’s been wretched. I feel like a shell of the person I once was. I feel like there’s no way out. I initially wanted to stay on a lower dose of Lexapro but now I am thinking an increase is what I need. Does that sound correct? Is increasing to 15 mg something I should talk to my doctor about? I just need some hope. I’m a senior college student and I’m heading back to school tomorrow, away from home, starting classes again in a few days for my last semester of college and I’m really worried the stressors of being at school are going to make me worse again. Please help.