When I was on Lexapro for anxiety, the dose for depression was 20mg, so it might be you're not on the right dose. 10mg was the dose for anxiety. I don't know if that's changed -- it didn't work for me. But you've been on it a while now, so if you do decide to quit rather than try an increased dosage, be sure your doctor knows how to taper you off slowly and carefully -- this isn't a strong point with regular docs, and even with psychiatrists you have to choose carefully who to trust. The benzo will only increase depression unless it's caused by the anxiety -- it's a downer.
i do have 1 mg xanax that i take at night regularly. and i also take the lexapro in the evening too. i just want to be off the lexapro because even though it helped when i had my "episode" a few years back, ive never really been myself since ive been on it. its hard to concentrate, i have brain fog, and no motivation to do much of anything. i do know that the doses for depression and anxiety are different, but also people are different in the doses needed to deal with their issues.
Absolutely true. I only mentioned it because you might find it works better with a higher dose, but it's always better to get by with a lower dose -- makes it easier to stop taking it. Totally agree. Good luck.