Side effects from Lexapro can be gone as early as a week, don't quit cold turkey on the Lexapro.
Take an extra Xanax to help with the side effects and drink a lot of water.
I had the bad diarrhea too, but that was from the panic and the Lexapro.
KEEP taking your meds as your doctor prescribed. You're depressed most likely because of the side effects you're experiencing.
I had body twiches and loss of appetite too but those have subsided now. It took two weeks for the side effects to subside.
I've been on Lexapro for three months now and feel great.
I hope this helps.
"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars."
DX: Panic Disorder, Depression, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), Chronic Migraines
RX: Ativan/Lorazapam (1 MG a day), Lexapro (15 MG a day), Tylonel for the TMJ and Migraines