A little over a year ago, I was diagnosed with depression and GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder). My doctor recommended that I try Lexapro to see if that would help with my problems. It was with great reluctance, as I am somewhat averse to taking meds of any sort, that I decided to give it a try.
The results were quick and borderline miraculous. Within 3 days of going on the medication, almost all of my issues seemed to fade into the background. My general tiredness, anxiety and worrying over the slightest tiny detail, disappeared almost overnight. I am on the lowest dosage (10mg, it also comes in 20 and 30) and didn't feel drugged up in any way.
The medication, like most you see advertised these days, does come with a laundry list of side effects, but the only one that I got hit with particularly hard was insomnia. I would feel incredibly tired by the end of the day, but as soon as I lay down I felt wide awake. The main difference here though, was that I wasn't awake worrying.
All in all, I'd recommend Lexapro to anyone who has been diagnosed with either depression or GAD. It had been great for me and has cleared the fog that seemed to be laying thick inside my head for years.