I work in a stressful job and experience low levels of anxiety. My main issue is frequent bouts with insomnia. My doctor suggested trying to reduce anxiety levels (typically higher at night), to help with my insomnia. I have tried Celexa and Zoloff in the past. I am now on Lexapro because it is considered to have less side effects. With all three I have experienced increased anxiety, nervousness and a feeling like I am climbing out of my skin. I started with 5mg of Lexapro 5 days ago and now have reduced to 2.5mg yesterday. Can anyone tell me if the side effects I am experiencing are normal? If so how long does it typically take to go away? I am willing to wait to see improvements from my normal state of anxiety, but can't bear the side effects much longer - I am considering stopping the Lexapro. Any insight you can provide would be appreciated. Thank you.