But after a few weeks on the Lexapro, the xanax was effective again (and I really didn't need it much). Coming off of Lexapro
was not bad at all. I was on 10mg (which is the equivalent
of 20mg of Celexa), and just went down to 5mg a day for a week, then stopped. No problems at all. But everyone is different, and you might have to taper off slower than I did. Don't worry too much about coming off of the meds. It can be done slowly - and at your own pace.