This may be long, but I appreciate anyone who reads and helps... So I have been suffering from anxiety and depression for 3 months now. At first anxiety was my biggest issue now I think its depression. I've been on Lexapro for a little over 5 weeks. Helped a lot with the anxiety. Now I think the depression is really kicking in. I have constant thoughts of death (I have reached out to my doctor about this), not like I want to harm myself, but like being so terrified of it. I picture stuff happening to me all the time and its really hard to control the thoughts. My doctor says its part of the cycle, but how long until all these symptoms subside? I am ready to have a normal life again!!