I need some help. difficult child was prescribed Lexapro last week. 5mg to start for two weeks. Then 10mg. We decided to leave it up to difficult child whether she took the medication or not. Anyway, she was taking it daily at night before bed until last night when she missed a dose. So she was on it for 6 days 5mg only (the starting dosage). When I asked her about the dose she missed she said she wasn't taking it anymore because it made her feel like crying about nothing all the time. I was fine with that (thinking side effects - symptoms worsening - not good) but reminded her that we needed to talk to the psychiatrist before she just stopped any medication to be sure she didn't need to step down off it to make sure she didn't have any problems from just stopping. I was bascially told she's not taking it regardless. I did what I was supposed to do and called the psychiatrist first thing to ask her what to do about the missed dose and whether or not difficult child could just stop these medications. Many phones calls later I finally get through to someone at the psychiatrist's office (I had left a message with the answering service when the office was supposed to be open) and apparently the only thing they can do is ask the doctor to and I quote "hopefully" call me. She is not available until Friday and noone is on call to cover?! Before we all get worked up about how this is unaccptable to say the least, I really need some answers... If we are just in the starting dosage of Lexapro is it okay to just stop it? I am thinking that since she is just taking a starting dose that it should not be a big deal to just stop so maybe I'm freaking about nothing. My fear is I could be wrong and my daughter will suffer because I can't get through to the psychiatrist or someone else who has a clue. Anyone have any experience with this??