I know how you feel, I am taking 10mg of lexapro, first 2 weeks, than down to 5 because I felt more anxious than up to 7.5 and now back up to 10 for the last 5 days. I think I felt better last week on the 7.5 but I know they say every time you change dosage that it needs to level again, just not sure how long it takes each time. I have to say like you I feel better but also wake up with that icky feeling and still am struggling but not as bad as I was, I think we just need to be patient. I took this before a year and a half ago and it seemed like it worked alot quicker and I didn't have to play with the dosage as much, then again, maybe I wasn't expecting it to work as I had never taken them before so any improvement I thought was great where as this time I just want to feel like me again, it is like I forgot who I am, I don't even remember how to cook, afraid I will never remember. I forgot how to have fun and laugh at the very little things. I am usually really strong but just not htere yet, I think patience is key here. don't give up. it is like a scab that needs to heal, only worse and it will not heal overnite, just keep taking care of yourself, it WILL get better, so many people here can tell you that. I am just hoping for the best and keeping on trying to fight this. hopefully this will work, I think it is otherwise I will have to try something different but it did work so well last time, the only reaason I stopped was to try and have a baby. hopefully that will happen too.
best to you
take care of you