I have been on 20mg of Lexapro for a little over four years now. Before Lexapro, I was on Paxil for approximately seven years. I have dealt with anxiety my whole life and my doctors say I'm Psychotic NOS (meaning there is inadequate information to make a specific diagnosis).

Now that I'm 20 years old, I'm beginning to wonder if I really need to take it? Although I don't experience much anxiety while on Lexapro, I do however have terrible mood swings (the smallest thing can set me off but I'll be over it so quickly) and I'm tired ALL of the time.

I'm considering tapering off the drug to see what I'm like without it. I do understand that the withdrawal process is quite difficult. Does anyone have any comments and/or suggestions they would like to share? It'd be much appreciated!