My anxiety has increased ten fold since I started lexapro. Have eaten very little in the last 3 weeks. I get sick everytime I eat something. I have gone from a 20 a day smoker to 40 a day. I need to quit, so I told my doctor and he said I could quit cold turkey. He is a very impatient man, I have gone cold turkey on meds before with terrible consequences. I am already off the pill for one day and I feel better. Still naseous, ringing in the ears. But my focus on the world is finally coming back and i'm shaking a lot less.