I just wanted to give a bit of info to anyone (like me) who is terrified of taking medications. Although my terror began with a really bad rxn to zoloft and so it is a bit justified. I have had crippeling anxiety, which led to an amount of depression for 2 years. I have been taking Lexapro for a few weeks. I am less obsessive, there is not non-sense raceing through my head all the time, I no longer have night sweats, and I CAN SLEEP! Well, most nights...a few times I have had to take extra klonopin. So just sharing my experience, I did not have any horrible side effects, I have been slightly nauseous (but that has led to a few shed pounds!) and the first few days felt kinda hyper-caffinated. Which was weird b/c I had a very important lunch with the Director of my department at work and was talking a mile a min...oh well, perhaps he thought it was amusing. So, just wanted to share, don't be afraid to try differrent meds, there will be one to work for you. And trust me, 6 months ago I would have been the last one to believe this.
Best wishes to each and every one of you!