Ok - here is my story. I was on Lexapro from March till August. Worked great for my anxiety and depression, but it made me hungry all the time and I gained a few lbs (would have gained more - but I was really trying hard not to overeat and gain more!). Also - the inability or orgasm was driving me crazy
Now... what I WANTED to do, was to add WEllbutrin XL to the Lex, but my GYN does not do cominbation therapy, so I swichted to WB only. I had a heck of a time going through Lex withdrawl, I thought I would either go crazy or die before it got better. I tried it once and it was awful - so I went back on 5mg of the Lex, started taking 5-HTP with it, and started weaning off it again. I did much much better the second time. The 5-HTP raises your Seratonin levels. Since WB works on Norephepinephrine and Dopamine, you are not getting the calming affect like you would of an SSRI.
I did go up to 3oomg of the WB for a few weeks, and I did feel better - but I could not sleep for anything! It can cause insomnia, and it does for alot of people. I went back down to 150mg (and have been back down to that dosage for a few weeks now, and with the 100 MG of 5-HTP added to it (I take it at night), I am doing much better. Before you start the Lexapro route - why don't you try adding the 5-HTP to your regimine and see how you do?
I know all of this is so frustrating - it is to all of us - but with the help of everyone else on these boards - we learn alot - and moreso than from the doctors - who sometimes I think don't know diddly!!!