I was on Lexapro for 10 years. I started tapering in March I think and was completely off in May (again I think). I should have wrote it down because Lexapro made my memory so bad. When it worked it really worked well. But I wanted to get off because it had quit working as well and I wanted to stop taking it all together because of the side effects. I am now about 4-5 months out and experiencing awful anxiety and insomnia. It's to the point I fear the nights because that is when it hits. I spend most nights up about 2 hours during the middle with insomnia and anxiety. I have been very persistent. I do not want to go back on medicine. However, I'm becoming very discouraged! I really need to hear others who were on it as long as me! Please tell me if this happened to you, what point did it start and end? What helped you get through it? I am drinking a magnesium drink before bed to help with sleeping and it worked the first 3 nights. I have tried Benadryl and it doesn't help much. I really want to stay away from melatonin because my dr said our brain stops making melatonin if we are taking it and I really don't want my brain stopping anything else. I need help and encouragement and knowledge!!