I've been on lexapro 10mg for exactly 32 days for generalized anxiety disorder and slight panic attacks. I am thinking about tapering off of it because even though I do see some positives, the side-effects are driving me insane. I am experiencing insomnia, feeling faint, headaches, hot-flashes, my skin is crawling, night sweats and sweating during the day for no reason. It's making me want to drink like a fish and smoke like a chimney. I will have mood swings from hating the world at night and waking up in the morning loving everything (which will last for an hour). And when I mean sweating, I mean DRENCHED. I don't have a psychiatrist as I was prescribed by a doctor in the family while I wait for an appointment in another month. I have stopped worrying about the little things like where the next bathroom is and my IBS symptoms, but sweating profusely (like when I had to run to class and sit there trying to cool down for the whole class) were my triggers to begin with. Now, if I write with my pencil too quickly I start to sweat. I have heard that some people have to wait upwards of 8 weeks to feel the full positive effects, but if I feel like I can control my anxiety by eating healthy and exercising everyday, should I just try it before so the withdrawal isn't so bad later? I am a 23 year old, 172lb 5'11" fit male who eats mostly healthy but who just has anxiety about sweating profusely... I don't know what to do. The panic attacks were so mild compared to others I've read about, to the point that I don't even know if it was a panic attack. If I excused myself from class I would even be able to calm myself down after a few. Now, if I'm drenched before class, I don't even enter and just go home. I just don't want to stop and go back to having anxiety or panic attacks or whatever the hell they were.