Hi. I was terrified of taking drugs. I have very bad Ulcerative Colitis and dont respond well to Meds at all. I get every side effect and no good stuff. I have been suffering horribly with Extreme Anxiety and depression for 2 years now. It has affected every aspect of my life so I finally gave in and decided I needed help with meds. I started on Lexapro about one month ago and do feel better. I started on 5 mgs and am on 10 mgs now. I did get some headaches and felt tired at the beginning and sweat ( I never sweat, even when I run and workout). That all dosapeared in a couple of weeks. My husband has said he wasnt sure at first,but has noticed a Huge difference in me. I was always bouncing off the walls and worrying about everything. I dont think it has taken its full effect yet, but I am glad that I started. Good Luck!!