I have a question I have been on lexapro for 3 weeks now and the first week was all good no side effects, I believe i had a placebo effect becasue i seemed happier, but then after two weeks of taking it my anxiety came back worse then ever. I have GAD. I take the lexapro in the evening around 8. I wake up in the morning with severe anxiety that usually calms down around noon, then i have mild anxiety for the rest of the day. After the morning episodes I feel worn out, tired. Is this a normal side effect while getting used to the lexapro for my anxiety to get worse before it gets better? I hope so or else i have to quit taking it. Currently i am on 5mg of lexapro and I have ativan 1mg when needed.