... decreasing but increasing after 5 weeks, do you think I should reduce the dosage or increase it? I've printed out all the online comments so I can research this myself, cause I've seen in my many readings of those something that answers this question. I think it's to reduce, but not sure. Anyone out there know for sure? Just curious if anyone here has had experience with this. I will try to ask this question of the doc's assistant to ask him (he's on vacation). I'm afraid I'm going to run out of my Ativan before he gets back because sometimes I have to take 1.5mg in the morning (only) instead of the 1mg prescribed. Then I'm fine the rest of the day. I've seen many comments that after a few weeks of Lexapro they were able to stop the use of anti-anxiety meds. I haven't been able to do that yet!!! Thanks!