I had been on Lexapro for about 13 years when I foolishly decided to wean myself off. I was eventually not taking it. I also have a Rx for .25 mg of Xanax, originally prescribed to take as needed. Usually, I could get away with taking 1/8 of mg of Xanax. But in the last 3 months, I've had to increase not only my dose, but also the amount of times/day I take it. I have tried getting back on the Lexapro and when I take a 10 mg dose, my anxiety attacks skyrocket. I NEED something to work on both mild depression and pretty severe anxiety? Will this help? I also take 200mcg of levothyroxine. Will this reduce the effectiveness of the thyroid meds?