I have been battling what I thought was mild anxiety for as long as I can remember. Even in my childhood! Here lately with added professional stress I couldn't get past what's been a constant struggle anymore and spoke to my doctor and a counselor. I had tried other meds like Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa, etc in the past and had horrible experiences. After speaking with the pros they have determined that I suffer from Panic Disorder, OCD and GAD. Interestingly enough though, both my doc and counselor didn't see any depression symptoms... I'm not sure why, but I found this surprising. So my doctor suggested starting me on 5mg of the Lexapro generic to gauge my tolerance. I've taken it for 2 days now and I am experiencing increased anxiety to the point where I feel I am crawling out of my skin, nausea (most likely due to the panic I feel), and slight full body trembling (which again feels like it may be due to increased panic). Has anyone else experienced this just starting off? I am aware that I have to give it a week or two before I will start feeling better but I'm finding that I am leaning more on my Ativan than ever before. I have used Ativan intermittently for years for my panic attacks after I gave up on the Paxil's (etc). I get the .05mg and found that all I needed sometimes was half of a pill first thing in the morning here and there to take the edge off. But I am taking the whole tablet first thing in the morning and another before bed to calm my nerves. I'm prescribed the .05's for twice a day doses but I have NEVER had to actually take a whole tab 2x a day before. Am I being paranoid and it will pass or should I be concerned? My follow up appointment is in 28 days and I'm wondering if I should give it more time or ask to be reevaluated sooner. Thank you in advance for your advice!