Been on Lexapro (escitalopram) 20 mg for 5 years- is this something I will have to take forever?

Taking Lexapro (escitalopram) When u see u physician u can ask him: how long should I take it?
Lexapro (escitalopram) Depends on why you are taking it, i.E, depression, anxiety, social phobia. Length of therapy varies among individuals, but many take ssris for many years continuosly and indefinitely. Talk to your doctor.
Lexapro (escitalopram) That depends on whether you are in remission, if prior efforts were made to taper the Lexapro (escitalopram) when you have been symptom-free for over a year, and what Lexapro (escitalopram) was prescribed for. Please discuss all options with your prescribing doctor who knows you best.