I was on Lexapro 10mg and felt really "good" for the first maybe year or so and I plateaued. It just didn't work anymore so, my doc put me up to 20mg and after about 2 or 3 weeks I almost felt like it was helping, but in the end it did not. The same thing happened to my adult daughter. I went back in to the doctor and told him it just wasn't working anymore and he switched me to several other types over a period of time. Trial and error I guess. As my main diagnosis for mental health is Bipolar, I have much more...deeper depressions that I ever have manic episodes. Those seriously black depressions that call all things into question, they are awful. As far as anti depressants, I can only tell you how they affected me, but I am not even on one because in the end, they don't help. As I said though, Lexapro was great for a while then nothing. I hope this helps. I'd ask for a different medication personally. Good Luck and let us know, ok?
Syringomyelia C-1 to T-1, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes Type II, Adhesive Capsulitis "aka" Frozen Shoulder, IBS, Panic Disorder, ICC (Interstitial Cystitis), Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Bipolar Disorder
Too many meds to name/Too many allergic reactions/sensitivities to too many drugs to name Meds for Panic Disorder, Pain, Bipolar, IBS, Hypothroidism, Diabetes and then some