So ive been taking lexapro for about a month now. 1st two weeks were horrible. I felt worse then before I starting taking it. About week 3 I started feeling great and back to feeling like myself again. The beginning of this week, still feeling great, except yesterday and somewhat today, back to feeling anxious. I know there is an adjustment period so its going to be very up and down. My question is, is this a down cycle? Also, I know you are not supposed to drink while taking this. I do not drink everyday, and I have limited myself greatly on the weekends. The other day I had 3 lite beers and now I'm back to feeling down. Can the beer affect you days later while on the meds? Or is this just a down period?