Hey all, first time poster here :) I'm a 26 year old male and I have generalized anxiety. Up until just over a month ago after getting quite sick I was totally able to manage it (and didn't even know I had it). Ever since getting sick for about a month I've had some pretty bad anxiety. I went to my doctor and he's prescribed me Cipralex. I've been on 10mg a day since December 5 (about 4.5 weeks ago) and while I actually felt relief in about the second week, that's since disappeared and I seem to be having more side effects than relief. The side effects when starting the medication were insane however I told myself I was going to power through them because there would be light at the end of the tunnel. I've read that you're supposed to give AD's a month before you start questioning if they're working or not, and now that I'm approaching 5 weeks I'm wondering if it's time to switch to something else. I've been crazy tired due to the meds and insomnia. I have no trouble falling asleep but it's staying asleep that's the hard part. Even if I do manage to sleep almost through the entire night I wake up exhausted. This didn't happen before the medication, even with the anxiety. Normally without the meds I would only wake up about once a night, but at least most of the time I felt rested in the morning. Sometimes I also feel like a zombie or that I'm almost on auto-pilot, it's really weird. My question is, should I give this medication a little longer to see if anything changes or is it about time to try something else? At this point the side effects are definitely outweighing the positive!