I have have anxiety for the last 18 years. I have been taking Lexapro 10mg for the last 12 years, xnaex 1/2 .25mg as needed and atenolol (beta blocker) 25mg as needed. I had weened myslef off the lexapro in March and in May started with anixety again. It seems like when I took the lexapro before it helped, now I still have break through anxiety. It seems more around my period time, but stops a few days after I start. This last week (I was on my period as well) and the anxiety hasn't let up. I try to calm myself and say its all going to be ok, but as an anxiety suffer, we all know that's better said than done. I ended up going to a psychiatris yesterday and she wants me to up my lexapro from 10mg to 15mg (I started that this morning). However, she did mention that I should go have blood work done to check my hormone levels and also my thyroid. Has anyone had theirs checked for the same reason?