The first time I took lexapro I moved up to 10 mg pretty quickly. It took care of 90% of the anxiety which was great
! , but I became very fatigued, and couldn't continue. Now I am on my 9th day of taking 5 mg, and I'm planning on sticking to this dose for quite awhile. I too am planning on changing my dosing schedule to nighttime, as I am drowsy even on the lower dose.
Yes, armadillo pie (cute name!), lexapro works great for eliminating anxiety for many people.