So here is a bit of history. I have been on Paxil for over 20 years and last fall I tried to come of of it and my anxiety and depression came back so I got back on it. However after months it does not seem to work anymore. So my doctor switched me to Cipralex (escitalopram). I have now been on 10mg for 6 days. No real side effects except for insomnia. I take melatonin that seem to help a bit. How long before the insomnia side effects disappear?