Hello Philly!! and Welcome!!
I take lexapro too. It helps me a LOT. If you have life problems to deal with, it should make you more able to cope and move 'through' the problems. As opposed to ignoring the problem or being unable to make a decision on how to move through it. It sure doesn't stop the problems from coming . . . but, for me, I am more able to direct my attention to the prob instead of avoiding. Do you have a therapist as well??? That would be a great help if you have allowed yourself to have a sideways view of things. We really don't know our thinking is skewed until we bounce it off someone experienced and get some feedback.
I hope youl keep us updated with yor progress. If you want to help yor med work better and faster, get some moderate exercise (like walking) and make sure you are up and out of bed during the daylight. Getting more daylight (longer days in the summer) helps your body make more seratonin (a brain chemical which is really beneficial).
In His Grip,
UCTD (Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease), Hashimoto's, High BP, GI Inflamation, Diverticuloses
Plaquenil, RX Motrin, Lexapro, Amitriptylene, Salagen, Lotrel