I haven't been on Lexapro (one of the few I haven't!). I'm sure some others will be along soon to post with some advice. If you take the dose reccomended by your doc, you shouldn't have too much of a reaction on that dose. Goodluck.
Dmndp, I'm really sorry you had such a bad reaction to the lexapro, it sounds like coming off it was the best thing for you! Do you take any other meds instead or did this put you off?
I have been on Lexapro for about 9 weeks now. I have no adverse side effects at all. I take 10 mg once a day. I don't know how well it is dealing with the depression part of my bipolar disorder and I don't know if it's helping my anxiety because I also take Lamictal and Zyprexa. My anxiety is under control but don't know if that is because of the Lexapro. I still feel somewhat depressed on the Lexapro but without it, the depression might be even worse.