Hello Shainatori... Welcome to Anxiety Zone! My name is Chuck, and I am one of the Global Moderators here on the site.
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Shain, I don't think that you are taking 0.5 mg of Lexapro (Escitalopram). Could it be 5 mg? Also, 10 mg is considered the lowest therapeutic dose for Lexapro. Starting out at a lower dose, like 5 mg, is good to help keep side effects to a minimum, but hopefully your doctor will increase your dose in the next few weeks, as 5 mg will probably not do much to improve your situation.
Also, anti-depressants such as Lexapro, don't work like other medications you are familiar with. They take a long time to work, so you must be patient. Once you are on a therapeutic dose (that being 10 mg for Lexapro), you should be seeing degrees of improvement between 3 and 12 weeks, and even beyond that point.
So do your best to hang in there, and give the medication time to work.
Again, welcome to Anxiety Zone, Shainatori. The very best to you!... Chuck