... I wanted to try life without Lexapro, 20 mg. (my most recent med) side effects (fatigue, weight gain, anorgasmic, etc.). I had been off of Lexapro for about 8 weeks (tapered off). I dealt with one bout of anxiety and seemed to get over it. Then last weekend, I got slamed with anxiety and the reappearance of OCD activity so hard that I felt like I was living in a nightmare. Called my therapist who suggest I take up Lexapro, 10 mg. again, at least to stablize -- then we could taper off more slowly. I cried. I want so much to just feel normal and functional. I'm still awfully anxious and the side effects are coming back. But last night I took 15 mg. because I am too anxious, compulsive, and out of control. In reading I think I need some cognitive behavioral therapy to help me over this hump. Only I'm not sure I have the strength to do anything right now. Any one have similar experience to share?