I'm on Lexapro for GAD and I was on 5MG for about 7 weeks and nothing... then I moved up to 10 MG and it's been about 3 months and I still don't feel all much better. I still have unwanted thoughts, racing thoughts, feel like I'm going crazy or losing my mind, derealization, sometimes depersonalization and my heart rate increases. I feel really hopeless and still being a teenager doesn't help at all. I feel like I have to be like this for the rest of my life. I can get anxiety off my mind sometimes like when I'm working or at school, but it always ends up coming back. I've been dealing with anxiety since I was about 12 and just started taking SSRI last month. (Now 17) Throughout those years I had no idea I had GAD until last month. And I've gotten it off my mind a couple of times. Like for example during last school year I got most of my anxiety off my mind for quite a while, but during summer this year it all came back and feels worse. I feel hopeless but not necessarily depressed. I still laugh and talk to my friends but I just don't feel like me. It's really hard to explain but I hope you know what I am saying and I hope that I don't sound crazy. But should I switch meds? Also can't see my doctor till January.