... can try a prescription ssri for ocd. Am still very nervous about trying a prescription. In the past, I couldn't tolerate an ssri for more than 2 or 3 days. I've read such good things about Lexapro on here and I have some 5mg that I can try, but the withdrawal effects sounds so bad. Is there any one who was able to withdraw successfull by lowering the dose? I don't take many drugs at all and take a lot of natural supplements, so I'm wondering if a drug would be right for me or not.