I have been on different ssri's for many years now and my doctor and I decided to try to wean off. I was taking 20mg and now, as of 6 months ago, am taking 15mg. I have noticed an extreme increase in anxiety/stress and developed a few boils within the last month or so. Do other people have boils while taking Lexapro? I know that folliculitis can be a side effect. I am freaking out because of course I read the worst possible cause and assume that is what is wrong. I went to the dr and he gave me both topical and oral antibiotics.