My name is Laura and I am new to this forum. I am in high school and have been suffering with anxiety for a long time. I have always been somewhat opposed to taking medication but just recently got a script from my psychiatrist for lexapro. I took my first dose yesterday afternoon and experienced some slight nervousness/jitters about six hours after taking it that subsided. Even though my doctor said when weaning there should be no withdrawal, I decided to research the drug and came across many horror stories of withdrawal, including what seem like very painful "brain zaps". I am now worried that the odds of this drug outweigh the benefits for me because I do not want to put myself on a drug that will cause bad withdrawal. Has anyone had a successful withdrawal with no symptoms? Is this even possible? Think I might stop now while I still can and find either another medication or take a more natural approach.