I started Lexapro three weeks ago. I was on 5 mg for one week and then 10 mg for the last two weeks. I’ve had maybe three good-ish days in the past three weeks but that’s it. I have depression and GAD at the severe end. I’m still experiencing horrendous morning anxiety when I wake up. I don’t feel like doing any of the things I used to enjoy and have to really push myself.

I’ve never been on an SSRI before, only an SNRI (Effexor XR) for many years. I weaned off that drug to start Lexapro in November. I had a terrible time withdrawing from the Effexor and ended up stopping that and the Lexapro until three weeks ago when I realized I needed to start meds again.

My concern is that maybe this drug won’t work for me. Shouldn’t I be feeling better by now? I could really use some advice and some positive stories. The thought that it may not work is really causing me a lot of anxiety.