difficult child 2 has been taking Lexapro for almost 2 months, now. We started her at 2.5mg because she has had side effects to all the SSRI's in the past. We thought maybe some of the side effects were due to her chronic illness coming out and not the SSRI's so we are trying again. She took 2.5 mg for a couple of weeks and then we bumped it up to 5 mg. When she was taking 2.5 mg, it seemed that it was helping her Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) a little. When she takes 5 mg, she seems to feel worse, physically. Now she never feels well, so it is a little hard to tell. I record symptoms every night and on the 5 mg, I am writing that she stayed in bed a lot and didn't feel well. Before, she was still in bed a lot, though, so it isn't like she went from living a normal life to being bed-bound. This is the second time I have tried to bump it up and noticed the same thing. If the medicine is making her feel worse, does this typically go away? She is unable to say how she feels bad, other than her headache. She has complained of nausea when she is up. She has had nausea in the past due to her head, though. I'm thinking of lowering it again to see if she is up and around more again, but I hate to do that if there's a chance this will get better. Her psychiatrist told me to increase it again to 5 mg even though he knew I thought it made her worse, because it seems like increased chronic illness effects rather than side effects. I won't talk to him again until August.