I've been on Lexapro for 2-1/2 years, and it really has helped me, although I still have occasional relapses, and have had to up the dose for a bit. It has been wonderful for me, and I don't feel like a zombie, and believe me... I still have emotions... probably too much. I don't cry constantly anymore, which I consider a good thing. You are not alone with the nighttime anxiety. I have that sometimes too (tonight, for instance, which is why I'm up at 3am). I know it doesn't work for everyone, but it has worked for me. If it doesn't help you, ask your doc to switch you to something else... it took me 3 different anti-d's before I found one that agreed with me. Good luck with it! (((Hugs)))
"It's a jungle out there....."
Theme song from "Monk" by Randy Newman
"Turn this car around... I'm goin' back..."